Being a diabetic, you always hear that you shouldn’t eat this, you shouldn’t eat that! But has anyone ever told you about the foods that you SHOULD EAT?
Here at Nutrition Therapy, we won’t stop you from enjoying the glories of life. So here is a list of foods that you can munch on without dreading for elevated blood glucose levels.
Fish: Fishes like salmon, sardines, and mackerel are a great source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. It helps to improve the vitamin D levels in diabetics. They are a perfect choice for diabetics and can be eaten at least two servings per week. But make sure to cook your fish properly to avoid food poisoning.
Whole grains: Try to consume whole grain foods as an alternative to processed grains. They are rich in fiber and help to uphold normal fasting blood glucose. There are ample options available in the market such as brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, millet, whole-wheat pasta, and bread.
Vegetables: Among vegetables, there are copious amounts of options such as broccoli, peppers, asparagus, artichokes, leafy greens as spinach and kale and many more. They are low glycemic index foods and prevent a spike in sugar levels. They are also overloaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. You can eat fresh, frozen, grilled, roasted, or lightly steamed vegetables.
Good Fats: Fats are not so easy to minus from your plate. But some fats are safe to consume and propose countless health benefits. Seed, nuts such as flaxseeds, chia seeds, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts and many more. They contain good fats and dietary fiber, so they are not detrimental to health instead they can improve blood sugar levels, heart health, and bowel movements.