Healthy eating can help prevent, control, and even reverse diabetes. Balancing certain foods can help maintain health, improve overall well-being, and prevent future complications.
Though extreme diets can put you at a risk, depending on the medications or other medical issues in addition to diabetes. We have compiled a list of the best foods for people with diabetes to eat, as well as which foods to limit.
Here are a few suggestions of what to avoid if you’re diabetic:
- White bread
- White Pasta
- White rice
- Intermittent fasting
- Very low carb diet
- Sweetened beverages
Here are a few food items that you should include in your diet to prevent and manage diabetes:
- Avocados – Avocados have less than 1 gram of sugar, few carbohydrates, a high fiber content, and healthy fats.
- Whole grains
- Leafy vegetables
- Chia seeds, flax seeds- They’re extremely high in fiber, yet low in digestible carbs.
- Beans – Beans are cheap, nutritious, and super healthy.
- Greek yogurt – Greek yogurt is a great dairy choice for people with diabetes.
Remember, the most important factor in healthy blood sugar management is following an overall nutritious and balanced diet.