An ideal diabetes-friendly & affordable meal: HEXA Breakfast Oat Mix

February 6, 2020

 

If you are diagnosed with diabetes, the challenge will be to manage your blood glucose level. Diet choice is the most critical lifestyle decision for diabetic patient. We all know that healthy eating is the key to control diabetes, but it is so hard for you to find suitable yet affordable food in Malaysia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         Mee Goreng                                                                            Roti Canai

 

                                                                      Nasi Lemak

 

Most of the Malaysian love to eat junk food and delicious Malaysian breakfast such as Nasi Lemak, Roti Canai and Mee Goreng. But unfortunately, these are not suitable for control your diabetes because they are high in fat and carbohydrate which loaded with calories that can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. Next, due to its poor nutritional qualities ability to encourage overeating, people who eat junk food may gain weight. Excess weight and body fat are major risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, junk food is usually very high in sodium (salt), which contributes to high blood pressure. High blood pressure is linked to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: https://www.nutritionmonthmalaysia.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/nmm2018_infographic_book.pdf

 

Ideal Diabetic Diet (Malaysia Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus May 2009)

 

  • Diet should consist of carbohydrate from cereals (preferably whole grain), fruits, vegetables, legumes and low-fat or skimmed milk. Total carbohydrate intake should be consistent and evenly throughout the day.

  • Sucrose (table sugar) intake must be counted as part of the total carbohydrate intake. Excess sucrose intake contributes to calories and may cause weight gain.

  • Artificial sweeteners (aspartame, acesulfane K) are allowed.

  • Limit intake of saturated fatty acids (found in animal fats and coconut milk), trans fatty acids and cholesterol to reduce risk of CVD.

  • Reduced sodium intake (<2400mg sodium/day or 6g of salt a day) by avoiding high sodium foods (soya sauce, ketchup, pre-mixed cooking paste, monosodium glutamate, salt preserved foods and processed foods). Limit the salt in cooking to ¼ to ½ teaspoonful of salt per person per day.

  • Diet high in fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products lower blood pressure.

  • Individuals with diabetes have the same vitamin and mineral requirements as the general population.

The Plate Method

The plate method is a simple, visual way to make sure you get enough non-starchy vegetables and lean protein, and limit the amount of higher-carb food that has the greatest potential to spike your blood sugar.

 

Start with a 9-inch dinner plate:

  • Fill half with non-starchy vegetables, such as salad, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and carrots.

  • Fill one quarter with a lean protein, such as chicken, turkey, beans, tofu, or eggs.

  • Fill a quarter with a grain or starchy food, such as potatoes, rice, or pasta (or skip the starch altogether and double up on non-starchy veggies).

 

 

 

Social Cause

 

Diabetes is affecting everyone and it is hitting vulnerable populations at an even higher rate. It has been well documented that high-quality, healthier foods are more expensive to purchase and more difficult to obtain. For low-income families, access to full-service grocery stores may be limited, making it both logistically challenging and expensive to purchase fresh foods. As a result, their diets are rely more on unhealthy foods which is items packed with refined grains, added sugar, and saturated fat. As a food company, we understand that diabetes is growing concern globally and the driving change toward a healthier and more sustainable food future. This is the purpose we start off with this project.

 

 

We introduce HEXA oatmeal for diabetic patient.

 

 

 

Our oatmeal is

 

  1. Specifically designed for diabetics patient and people with high blood sugar

  2. Affordable Price, just less than RM1.50 per meal or RM10 per 350g pack

  3. Quick and easy to prepare: Preparation takes less than 3 minutes and consists of only 3 steps

 

 

 

4. Contains nutritious ingredients such as: Sunflower seeds, Chia seeds, Flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds.

 

 

Health Benefits

WHAT SO SPECIAL ABOUT OATS?

 

Oats is a wholesome, high-fiber grain that has positive effects on not only lowering LDL cholesterol, but also decreasing blood sugar spikes and thus inflammation in the body. Oatmeal has a low glycemic index (GI) score, and the soluble fiber and beneficial compounds in oats may help people control markers of diabetes. The presence of fibre, which is digested slowly, leaving you feeling fuller for longer, and also further preventing you from overeating which then helps to keep the total daily calories down and loss excess weight. Dietary fiber may also help to slow down the breakdown of sugars in the body. This may help prevent spikes in blood glucose and insulin levels.

 

1. Oats are source of fiber called Beta-glucan

Oat contains high amount of beta glucan which is a type of soluble fiber. This fiber provides number of health benefits including following benefits:

  • Reduce bad cholesterol level (LDL)

  • Reduce blood sugar level

  • Improve insulin response

  • Increase growth of good bacteria in the gut

  • Help to lose weight

2. Seeds are good sources of fiber. They also contain high amount of healthy fat and important vitamins and minerals.

 

 

 

 

Serving Suggestions for people with Diabetics & High Blood Sugar:

For diabetics, we recommend the following diet to enjoy our HEXA breakfast oats mix in a healthy manner.

 

With Water

Mix 7 tablespoon (50g) of HEXA Breakafast Oats Mix into 1 cup (180ml) of hot water. Stir thoroughly and wait for 1-2 mins. Ready to serve!

 

With Milk

Mix 7 tablespoon (50g) of HEXA Breakafast Oats Mix into 1 small cup (120ml) of milk. Stir thoroughly and wait for 1-2 mins. Ready to serve!

 

With Low Fat Yoghurt

Mix 7 tablespoon (50g) of HEXA Breakafast Oats Mix with 8 tablespoon of yoghurt. Stir thoroughly and wait for 1-2 mins. Ready to serve!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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