Four Superfoods For Diabetes
If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, there are simple dietary changes you can make that will help control your blood sugar level (glucose). As you probably know, if your blood glucose isn't kept in check, it can lead to chronic complications like nerve, kidney and heart damage. Making healthy food choices will help manage your blood glucose level and keep your weight down. Here are five super foods to bring to your plate.
BEANS These are about the absolute best source of food fiber. Beans will not only help make you feel fuller for a long after your meal is over, but they actually slow digestion and keep blood sugar from spiking after you eat. Plus, they can even lower overall blood sugar levels. Simple to prepare canned beans are a good option. You can also toss canned beans into every salad you make.
FRUIT Choose fruit instead of sweet processed snacks. Fruit are low in calories and fat, packed with nutrients, high in fiber and loaded with antioxidants that can protect your nerves, heart – even your eyes. Opt for fresh fruit rather than canned fruit, which is often soaked in sugary syrups. Also avoid juice. Nutrients and a lot of the fiber are found in the skin, flesh, and seeds of fruit, which are lost during juicing, although more of the calories and sugar remain.