Diabetics have a hard time finding good foods to eat that are also healthy for them and their condition. Obviously, foods with lots of sugar must be avoided, which wipes out a lot of the foods in today’s world. Grains are another thing that must be consumed sparingly. This includes pasts, biscuits, bread, and pies. Chocolate is not a good choice of snack for a diabetic either, so after wiping out just these three types of food you can see just how hard it is for a diabetic. There are many other foods that shouldn’t be consumed regularly by a diabetic but this article will give insight into the types of foods that CAN be consumed regularly and foods that are healthy choices for a diabetic.
No 1. Apples, Grapefruit, and Peaches
Many fruits are not healthy choices for a diabetic but these three are. The best way for a diabetic to eat these fruits is to slice them up into portions and eat small portions of the fruit during the day. If a diabetic tries to eat the entire fruit in one sitting, blood sugar levels may rise.
No. 2. Seafood
Seafood is recommended for all diabetics. It can be heated any way except for frying (grilled, baked, steamed). Seafood is a somewhat cheap way of getting a delicious meal, although many people do not enjoy eating seafood. If you are one of these people, there are several more nutritious choices below.
No. 3. All Vegetables
Vegetables are great for diabetics. Several vegetables, such as onions and garlic are good for lowering blood glucose level. Vegetables are also one of the healthiest foods in the world so they are an overall great selection for diabetics. Vegetables are also pretty cheap and can be mixed in with the main course of your choice.
No. 4. Cheese
Cheese is a delicious and nutritious snack for diabetics. All cheeses are recommended for people with diabetes except for cottage cheese. Cheese is another food that is very nutritious, depending on what type of cheese that is being consumed. Cheese is slightly expensive for the amount you get but it can go a long ways. Cheese is another food that can be mixed in with pretty much anything and still taste good.
No. 5. Whole Grain Foods
Things such as brown rice and whole-wheat spaghetti are great for diabetics. If bread is consumed (although it is frowned upon) whole wheat bread would be the best type. Things that are not whole-grain foods such as white rice are not recommended for diabetics.