13 August 2013
5 of our Favourite Diabetic Super Foods
As a diabetic your diet plays an enormous role in maintaining the optimal blood sugar level. When you do not eat properly, it impacts your blood sugar and can cause trouble for your body. Specific foods are able to lower and raise your blood sugar level, however being knowledgeable about the different variations of foods to eat can become a challenge. MediSure is providing you with a list of some of our personal favourite diabetic super foods:
#1 - Vegetables
Load your plate up with an assortment of veggies because they are full of nutrients, fiber and are low in calories. Vegetables have less carbs and saturated fats, which raises your blood sugar and reduces your body's insulin resistance.
#2 - Beans
Beans are an outstanding source of dietary fiber. Fiber makes you feel full and it slows down your digestion. It also keeps your blood sugar from spiking after a meal and can lower your overall blood sugar levels.
#3 - Chicken breast
Chicken breast is a great source of protein, and it is also extremely lean. Compared to other meats such as steak and hamburgers, chicken is not as high in saturated fat, and does not increase insulin resistance. A regular chicken breast portion size is only 142 calories and 3 grams of fat.
#4 - Nuts
Nuts are bursting with healthy fats, vitamins, and lots of minerals. The healthy fat has been proven to help reduce insulin resistance and they are also rich in fiber and magnesium. Nuts can assist with regulating of your blood sugar.
#5 – Cinnamon
Cinnamon has been revealed to help lower blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes and has even increased the amount of insulin that the body produces. Cinnamon is a great additive to prevent your blood sugar level from spiking too high.
These recommended diabetic super foods can assist you in keeping your blood sugar level regular. For more information about healthy eating, check out MediSure's diabetic cookbook. http://medisure.ca/index.php/en/diabetic-recipes