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Top 10 Diabetic friendly Foods

When I first started my diet, I read a lot about which Diabetic friendly foods are better and which food is worse. The articles never supported each other, and I was lost. This made me create my own list! I personally gained my health back after 2 months of keeping up with this list. To help you too, I’m sharing my top 10 foods that will fight diabetes until the end.

While I was preparing the list, I made sure that all foods had a low glycemic index (GI) and provided key nutrients such as calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, vitamins A, C, and E. These nutrients will help you stay full while taking in less calories. I suggest you to take these nutrients with foods, as artificial nutrients might have side effects on the body. Here is my list countdown of Top 10 Diabetic friendly Foods:

  1. Friendly Dark Green Vegetables

  2. Miracle Beans

  3. Life Saving Dairy Products

  4. Tomatoes for Your Skin

  5. Healthy, Sweet Potato

  6. Merry Berries

  7. Citrus Fruits for Every Season

  8. Nuts and Healthy Fat

  9. Simply Fish

  10. Whole Grains and Fiber


Below is the individual Explanation of Diabetic friendly Foods:

10) Friendly Dark Green Vegetables



What is low in calories and sugar? Veggies! Try all kinds of your dark green friends: Spinach, kale, collards, and many more. Just be careful, everything should be eaten in moderation.

9) Miracle Beans

Another great way to take in a lot of fiber in your body is through beans. It can be any kind of bean: kidney, navy, pinto, or black beans. In half a cup of beans, you will find one thirds of your daily fiber need. With half a cup of beans, you can pretend like you’re eating an ounce of meat, because they provide the same amount of protein without the fat. A natural miracle handed in your hands!

Sometimes, you might want to choose the easy way and get canned beans. That’s okay! To really benefit from beans, don’t forget the rinse the canned beans and clean them from sodium. Sodium will make you thirsty; you don’t want that.

8) Life Saving Dairy Products

Dairy is a great source of calcium and vitamin D. While you are on a fight against diabetes, you also need to make sure that your body is healthy. Milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products are natural sources that prevent malnutrition. Your bones, teeth, and digestive system will stay healthy!

7) Tomatoes for Your Skin

Like dairy products, tomatoes are also a great way for your health to stay on top! Sometimes you like it raw, pureed, dried, or as a sauce. Tomato, especially dried tomato is a real skin-care food. It is very high in vitamin E, C, and iron. If you want to look younger and alive, add tomato to your regime.



6) Healthy, Sweet Potato

I have got nothing to say for this great starchy vegetable. How can a vegetable be so high in vitamin A and fiber? Not only that, but it also has a lower GI than regular potatoes. I don’t know about you, but I can’t say no to a delicious sweet potato.

5) Merry Berries

Eat them raw, on top of a parfait, or with a non-fat yogurt. Berries will provide you all the antioxidant, vitamin, and fiber you need.



4) Citrus Fruits for Every Season

When winter comes, I always run to the grocery store. Why? Well, for lemons and oranges of course! Meanwhile in summer, I enjoy my grapefruit and mandarin. These fruits are sweet and sour, all in one! Forget about artificial vitamin C, these fruits are more than enough for you daily dose.

3) Nuts and Healthy Fat

I always had a problem with hunger management, and I needed something on my mouth all the time! Obviously, I couldn’t just stop my urge to eat. So, I skipped the snacks and switched to nuts. Like me, whenever you’re hungry, just grab an ounce of nuts. You feel much better, I promise.

Nuts are your source of healthy fats, fiber, and magnesium. I usually prefer walnuts or flax seeds, because they are high in Omega-3. Just be careful to eat in moderation and prefer raw nuts.

2) Simply Fish

My favorite fish is salmon. Besides its beautiful taste and texture, it is very high in Omega-3 fatty acids and protein. When you cook your fish, please don’t fry them. Fried fish extremely unhealthy. Instead, saut√© your fish with all kinds of herbs and cook it in the oven.

1) Whole Grains and Fiber

When I was on a diet, I didn’t understand the importance of whole grains at first. That’s why whole grains are my number one on my healthy foods list. As I made more and more research, I realized that whole grain is the solution to feeling full. Since whole grain is high on fiber, it slows down the digestion process, making you feel full with each bite. When you’re at the grocery store, keep an eye on tags like ‘whole wheat’ or ‘rich in fiber’. There is always a whole grain alternative to bread, tortilla, flour, and even pasta. I don’t suggest that you should consume a lot of carbohydrates, but if you really want to prepare that pasta for dinner, just use the whole wheat spaghetti.



A great alternative to bread for breakfast, or to a midnight snack can be oatmeal. A delicious way is mixing all kinds of fruits and oatmeal with Greek yogurt.

Sometimes, your budget or where you live might affect how much you consume these healthy foods. For example, sweet potato isn’t on demand around where I live. That’s okay. See if you can find its frozen version or an alternative to that food.

That’s pretty much it for now! I will keep researching and sharing my experiences with you. So, don’t give up and stay in touch!

 

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