For people with Type 2 diabetes, managing the diet can go a long way in regulating blood sugar and make you feel full longer.
Carbohydrate foods like bread, cereals, rice, desserts, etc., can cause an increase in blood sugar levels.
Some foods that can help keep your blood sugar in check and keep you healthy:
- Raw, Cooked or Roasted Vegetables — like onions, eggplants, tomatoes, and mushrooms add colour, flavour and texture to a meal.
- Greens – Along with your regular salad, try low carb kale, and spinach. Roast a few kale leaves in the oven with olive oil for crunchy chips. You can also add greens to roasted veggies for texture and a different flavour. Low-calorie, flavorful, drinks — While plain water is always good, water infused with fruits and vegetables is more interesting. Cut a lemon or cucumber and put it in water with some flavouring. You can also try cold tea with lemon or a cinnamon stick. These beverages are not only low-carb, they can also help in filling up reducing craving for food.
- Whole-grain, high-fibre foods —Pulses like dried beans, peas and lentils have carbs, but with interesting flavours, they help keep you satisfied.
- A little fat — Ideal fat choices include olive oil and avocado. Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese, eggs and lean meats are a storehouse of proteins.
- Avocado — Its high amount of monounsaturated fat and low sugar content sets it apart from other fruits. Such fat can subdue blood cholesterol levels and slow the absorption of other sugars.
- Black Beans — are full of fortifying fibre and protein and be easily incorporated into a number of dishes.
A regimen of high-fibre, low-carbohydrate foods, providing the body with a stable and steady stream of energy, can help blunt dramatic spikes in blood sugar.
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