What Are Some of The Foods a Diabetic Should Eat?

Managing diabetes means not only monitoring your blood sugar but also following a healthful diet. Knowing what to eat, how much to eat and what to stay away from will go a long way in controlling the disease.

Produce, produce, produce

Good-for-you foods include a healthy mixture of the right fruits and vegetables. Be careful not to overlay broccoli with mounds of cheese. You might think that it tastes better, but the aftereffects on your health likely aren't worth it.

Lean and mean

Lean cuts of meat are recommended as they are lower in fat content. Fat interrupts the absorption of insulin, creating the problem that all diabetics despise. Both trans fats and saturated fats should be kept to a minimum for the sake of your diabetes and your heart.

Bulk up

Fiber improves digestion, helps regulate blood sugar and does a great job in helping to process food. The right amount of fiber in your diet will go a long way.

Avoid certain foods

Avoiding certain foods is as important as consuming other ones. Staying away from foods high in sugar goes without saying.

The list of foods to keep to a minimum includes starchy vegetables, with potatoes heading the list. Milk consumption should be regulated, as should the consumption of fruit juices. Limiting white flour is also key to eating healthfully, especially when you eat out. These foods are converted quickly into glucose and can be problematic.

The key to eating right is moderation. If you find yourself dying to have a piece of cake, make it small and compensate for it by including something healthy. Regardless of what you eat, space out the carbs and include snacks throughout the day to avoid massive sugar level drops.

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