How Does Milk Affect Diabetes?

How Does Milk Affect Diabetes?

 

Milk is one of our secret foods for diabetes when used properly. I am sure you are thinking milk? But its true. However please note that when we say milk here, firstly, we are talking to type 2 diabetics and secondly, as a type 2 diabetic, you can still have milk but look for the low-fat or fat-free versions, do not take the full cream type of milk.

 

Also, when we refer to milk here, we are talking about both milk and yogurt, which can be good for your overall health and actually help your body if you have diabetes.

 

You see, milk products contain calcium and vitamin D, which are important for keeping your bones healthy, particularly when you struggle with all the side effects from your diabetes. Even when you choose any of the fat-free or reduced fat forms of milk or yogurt, it still contains fortified vitamin D, which is the most important nutrient from the milk products. Plus, if you are on a diet, the fat-free versions like fat-free yogurt or skim milk will not add too much to your total amount of fat or calories for the day.

 

Try to add more servings of reduced fat / Skimmed milk to your daily diet. This is easy to do by having a skimmed milk yogurt for your early morning snack, enjoying a smoothie with fruits, veggies, milk, and skimmed milk yogurt, or having a glass of skim milk with dinner instead of a soft drink or other beverages that are not good for you.