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Vegetables are the powerhouses of nutrients. They are full of fiber and loading your plate with vegetables is one best way of lowering your blood sugar levels. Eating vegetables mean lesser carbs as they raise the blood sugar levels. Even fruits are also packed with nutrients. However, fruit has natural sugar and calories. So, you can’t eat with utter abundance. You can get 3 to four servings a day. One serving is one piece of the whole fruit.
Beans are the best source of dietary fiber. Beans not only make you feel full for a longer time, but they also slow down the digestion and stops your blood sugar levels from rising. Black beans, lentils, or split pea soup are excellent for lunch. You can even add beans to your salad, pasta, and chili.
Cereals are the best way of packing yourself with fiber. Starting your day with high fiber cereal will help you a lot as you tend to eat less during the day. Choose a cereal with at least 5 grams of fiber per serving. You can even opt for natural hot oat meals. Wheat cereals are also the best breakfast cereal for diabetics. You can even have certain brands of corn flakes. Every cereal that is tested must meet the health requirements per serving:
150 calories or less
Less than 30% of calories from fat
Less than 8 g sugars
30 grams carb or less
1 g saturated fat
Fish is a good source of protein and is an excellent substitute for high fat meals. Fatty fish is also a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Try to eat fish at least two times a week. Some of the sources are mackerel, tuna, and salmon.
Olive oil is very good for heart problems and studies have shown that it stabilizes the blood sugar levels. It even helps reduce insulin resistance in some patients. You can use olive oil for your salad dressing or cooking to keep your blood glucose levels under control.
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