Ricardo Gomez Huelgas, Internist Doctor Member of SEMI.
below world diabetes day 2022, which will be on November 14, eleven internists from the Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition Working Group of the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (semi) star in a campaign in which they propose this 14N a day without sugar With useful recommendations to raise awareness about the need to adopt a healthy diet for better control of blood sugar levels and this pathology, which Affects 1 in 7 adults in Spain, have a disease systemic character which can lead to many health complications and affect different organs target (including the heart, kidney, eyes or brain).
Ricardo Gomez HuelgasAn internist who is a member of SEMI confirms that “to make the public aware of the importance of the fight against diabetes and the need to implement preventive and public health measures, SEMI proposes to celebrate November 14 . a day without sugar, The idea is to eliminate all sugar from our diet for 24 hours, on the one hand as a gesture of solidarity towards patients with diabetes and on the other, to implement more intensive measures to promote healthy diet to attract the attention of the authorities”.
Francisco Javier CarrascoSEMI internist member and former coordinator of SEMI’s Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition GT, confirms that “is it possible to live without sugarGet used to the natural taste of food slowly, it’s worth it”.
healthy diet without sugar
Lola Garcia de LucasAn internist who is a member of SEMI stresses the importance of organizing for his part. Healthy Diet: “To eat well, plan your menu each day, avoid refined sugar and processed foods. Go shopping with a healthy mind.” An opinion you share Maribel Perez SotoInternist Doctor Member of SEMI: “If we want to reduce refined sugars in the diet we need to stop eating sweets, cakes and industrial pastries. We can replace them with biscuits that we bake at home using cereals and whole wheat flour. We can sweeten them with dates, pumpkin or roasted sweet potatoes.
Others, jose maria fernandezSEMI internist doctor member, indicates: “avoid sugary drinks, not only will you lose in taste, but you will also gain in health. Significantly reducing the kilocalories consumed, thus potentially reducing the progression of diabetes, and obviously improving its control if you already suffer from it.
in the same way, alfredo michaelInternist, a member of SEMI, explains that “it is possible to quit using sugar sweetness, Sugar substitutes do not affect blood sugar levels and no studies to date have been able to show that they are harmful.
Paul MiramontesAn internist who is a member of SEMI focused on nutritional information, recalling that “within dietary treatment planning for diabetics, it is very important to know nutritional information To eat That is why, when we go to choose a certain type of food we have to take into account the amount of added sugars, saturated fats or if they are more or less processed foods. This will be able to help us create more substantial diets”.
avoid processed foods
On the other hand what is the importance of fresh fruits lola lopez, an internist who is a member of SEMI, emphasizes: “Diabetics need to include fruit in their diet just like anyone else. The important thing is to know which fruit to eat. we are going Avoid all processed fruitsin the form of compote or jam, as well as fruits that are dried, such as raisins, since the quantity is small and the glucose content is very high.
Paul PerezAn internist member of SEMI and scientific director of IMBIC, indicates that “another important aspect is Limit consumption of ultra-processed foods as much as possibleWhich are those that have undergone some kind of industrial processing, such as potato chips, sausages or pastry products, which are foods rich in salt, sugar and trans fats, which are harmful to health ”.
At the end, peter paul marriedSEMI internist member and SEMI Diabetes, Obesity and Nutrition GT coordinator recalls that “another strategy we can use to eliminate sugar from our diets is to Decorate our dishes with other productssuch as cinnamon or vanilla, and thus complement the possible absence of flavor if we remove the sugar”.
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