What Types of Foods are Best for Diabetics?

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If you’re diabetic you know what you can and cannot eat. What will cause your blood sugar levels to rise and what foods will cause them to drop. It is very important for a diabetic to know the foods they should and shouldn’t be eating. This is one of the first things your doctor will go over with you if you’re ever diagnosed with diabetes. If you don’t have diabetes it doesnt mean youre never going to get it. I wouldn’t wish it on anybody but it should be important to know how certain foods affect your blood sugar levels so you could know which foods to avoid at all cost or at least try to cut back.

I’m aware of this because diabetes runs in my family. So I have a higher chance of getting diabetes, which is why I like to take care of myself. I know what I should avoid at all costs at what I should cut back on. For the most part, I like to live a healthy lifestyle. This was even before I was aware that diabetes ran in my family and was at a higher risk of getting it eventually. So changing my diet after learning this was too difficult for me. Just had to cut back on a few things and try to cut some things out of my diet as much as I could. Thank God, so far so good, my sugar blood levels have kept steady and am at no danger of getting diabetes. So I guess what I’m doing is working, so I’ll stick to it.

So what are the best foods for a diabetic to eat? Well there’s still a lot you could eat but there are also some very tough no no’s. The sixteen best food to control your diabetes are:

  • Fish – The fattier, the better. Getting enough of these fats on a regular basis is especially important for people with diabetes, who have an increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • Leafy Greens – Leafy green vegetables are extremely nutritious and low in calories. They’re also very low in digestible carbs, so they won’t significantly affect blood sugar levels.
  • Avocados – Who doesn’t love avocados. Avocados have less than 1 gram of sugar, few carbohydrates, a high fiber content, and healthy fats, so you don’t have to worry about them raising your blood sugar levels.
  • Eggs – I love eggs, this one was easy for me and they provide great health benefits. In fact, they’re one of the best foods for keeping you full and satisfied in between meals.
  • Chia Seeds – Chia Seeds are wonderful for people with diabetes. They’re extremely high in fiber, yet low in digestible carbs.
  • Beans – Beans are cheap, nutritious, and super healthy. I grew up eating beans and love them.
  • Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt is a great dairy choice for people with diabetes. It may also reduce your risk of diabetes
  • Nuts – Nuts are delicious and nutritious. All types of nuts contain fiber and are low in net carbs, although some have more than others. So be careful, check your nuts before eating them.
  • Broccoli – Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables there is.
  • Strawberries – Strawberries are high in antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which give them their red color. Plus strawberries are delicious. Gotta love them. People would think that fruits would be exempt because they are high in sugar. Strawberries are actually one of the fruits with the lowest sugar content. In this case I could picture someone askin, so are bananas good for diabetes? For most it’s ok, but in moderation. For some diabetics they shouldn’t because bananas do tend to have a higher sugar content. So be careful with your fruit.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Extra Virgin Olive Oil is extremely beneficial for heart health. Which is good for diabetics.

These are the best foods for diabetics. It’s very important for diabetics to follow a very strict diet because when they don’t manage their diet very strictly, it increases their risk for several serious diseases. Make sure they eat these foods that help keep blood sugar, insulin, and inflammation manageable can dramatically reduce your risk for complications. Just remember, although these foods may help manage blood sugar, the most important factor in healthy blood sugar management is following an overall nutritious, balanced diet. So stay away from sugar, carbs and anything glucose. These are the worst thing a diabetic can intake and also the hardest to give up. Make sure you take care of yourself. Monitor your sugar blood pressure as often as you can. You can never be too careful. God bless!

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