What are some foods that a diabetic should eat?


Diabetics are inundated with advice about the right foods to eat and which ones to avoid. Since particular foods can have more of an impact on glucose levels, it is important to keep a close eye on what you are eating. But is there such a thing as diabetic foods?

Actually, there isn't. The fact of the matter is that a diabetic can eat virtually anything they want as long as they practice (go ahead and say it) moderation. There are many foods that are “safe” for a diabetic to eat, but that can be reclassified as unhealthy when they are eaten in excess. When you think about it, this is basically the same rule for non-diabetics, too.

The other key point to remember is that the different types of foods, such as carbs, starches, fats, protein and dairy all need to be eaten in a balanced variety throughout the day. A certain number of carbs per meal is fine, but it also as to have other types of food mixed along with it or the effects will be amplified quite significantly.

For instance, while a small amount of sugar is fine, without adding the right balance to the meal now makes the sugar somewhat dangerous. This goes for snacking, too.

This is why it is not only important to have the right mixture of foods at the right intervals, but to coordinate the proper snacks to go along with them. Following this plan will allow you to eat foods that are not necessarily considered great for you in small amounts, without depriving yourself.

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