Healthy Meal Options For Diabetics

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It's important to follow a healthy diet if you have diabetes.

Maintaining a frequent and nutritious eating schedule helps stabilize blood sugar levels, leading to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Although there are numerous precautions diabetics must take, a healthy diabetes diet can look a lot like a normal, doctor-recommended eating plan.

Here are some healthful, diabetes-friendly options for each meal of the day.

Breakfast

If you have diabetes, breakfast is a crucial and beneficial meal to start each day. A good breakfast kick-starts the metabolism and keeps energy levels high. Some healthy morning options include:

  1. Scrambled eggs & whole-grain toast
  2. Breakfast smoothie or shake
  3. Nuts and fruit
  4. Breakfast burrito

Lunch

Lunch can be the most rushed meal of the day. For diabetics, these easy and nutritious options are great for mid-day meals:

  1. Salad
  2. Veggie stir-fry
  3. Whole-grain pasta
  4. Hearty soup

Dinner

For those with diabetes, portion control is the main thing to keep in mind. Here are some hearty dinner options:

  1. Chicken, brown rice and steamed broccoli
  2. Chili
  3. Baked fish and mixed vegetables
  4. Turkey and fat-free mashed potatoes

For more information on healthy diabetic meal options, speak to your doctor or dietician.

Source: Everyday Health

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