Diet to Avoid Prediabetes in Seniors

First & foremost, your diet must include plenty of vegetables and greens, rich in fiber. Examples include artichoke, tomatoes, pumpkin, eggplants, cucumbers, zucchini, celery and parsley (roots). Also, you can try cabbage, flax, baked apples, bran. Meat should be free from fat and – boiled or baked. Fish and seafood should also be an essential part of your diet. Fatty foods, especially those containing trans fats, should not be consumed. Examples of these include sausages, muffins, pastries, etc. Fatty dairy products should also be excluded whenever possible.

Sweets are another major cause of prediabetes in seniors. Avoid food that contains sugar. Prunes, raisins, and dried fruits – can be consumed in small quantities. As a substitute, you can use another natural sweetener – stevia. In addition to giving sweetness to dishes and tea, it has a unique property i.e., it reduces the amount of sugar, as well as cholesterol in your blood. Unsweetened fruits can be eaten without restrictions. Spices, especially cinnamon, bay leaf, and cloves, can be added to food. For breakfast, you can have:

  • solid low-fat cheese;
  • boiled egg;
  • whole grain bread with a small piece of butter;
  • stewed eggplants;
  • omelet with cheese and dill;
  • cocoa;
  • stewed eggplants;
  • stewed beans;
  • boiled cauliflower.

For lunch, you can have:

  • baked fish with cheese;
  • beef stew with tomato and cucumber salad;
  • baked lean pork with Chinese cabbage salad;
  • stewed mushrooms in a small amount with buckwheat porridge;
  • chicken fillet baked in a sleeve with a salad of white cabbage and carrots;
  • vegetarian soup with crumbled boiled egg;
  • rabbit or duck stew, but no sauce;
  • braised zucchini sprinkled with hard low-fat cheese;
  • oatmeal cookies made without sugar and milk, but with stevia extract, with the addition of raisins, cocoa, eggs, & a small number of groundnuts;
  • blueberries, strawberries or raspberries, mixed with crushed ice, stevia extract, a small amount of lemon juice – as an alternative to ice cream.

For dinner, you can have:

  • stewed chicken fillet sprinkled with cheese;
  • whole baked herring;
  • sea kale with omelet;
  • stewed eggplants;
  • stewed zucchini, between which – fresh tomatoes, sprinkled with hard cheese on top;
  • hazelnuts – no more than 100 g;
  • stewed cauliflower.

Medigap for seniors in USA: Seniors wanting to cover copay can apply for Medicare advantage plans offered by private insurance firms.