Home HEALTH The 10 Best Foods to Control Diabetes and Lower Blood Sugar

The 10 Best Foods to Control Diabetes and Lower Blood Sugar

118
The 10 Best Foods to Control Diabetes and Lower Blood Sugar

If you have diabetes, you know how difficult it can be to manage your diet and control your blood sugar levels. Certain foods cause massive spikes while others actually lower blood sugar, but many people go through years of trial and error before they find out what works for them. Luckily, thanks to years of scientific findings, we’ve been able to determine what foods are better than others. In this article, we’ll discuss the 10 best foods to control diabetes and lower blood sugar.

To get the most out of your food, consider diabetic meal planning. Planning and preparing meals ahead of time will reduce the likelihood of snacking or unhealthy eating and will help you save time and energy throughout the week.

  1. Non-Starchy Vegetables Non-starchy vegetables are one of the best foods you can eat as a diabetic. Not only will they fill you up, but they’re full of essential vitamins and minerals that help regulate your blood sugar. Since they’re a whole food with trace amounts of sugar and high levels of fiber, you can eat as many non-starchy vegetables as you want without having to worry about high blood sugar spikes. To get the most out of your non-starchy vegetables, choose fresh, canned, or frozen vegetables that have no added salt or sauce.1 Some examples of non-starchy vegetables include the following:2
    • Artichokes
    • Asparagus
    • Avocados
    • Broccoli
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Celery
    • Cucumbers
    • Green Beans
    • Hearts of Palm
    • Mushrooms
    • Olives
    • Onions
    • Squashes
    • Tomatoes
    • Zucchini
    • And more!
  2. Leafy Greens Many of the best leafy greens are considered non-starchy vegetables, but they deserve their own section. Leafy greens are packed full of nutrients and are lower in digestible carbs than other vegetables.3 This means that your blood sugar won’t raise very much regardless of how many you eat. Some of the best leafy greens to incorporate into your daily diet are spinach and kale, as they have very high levels of vitamin C.3 Vitamin C helps to manage diabetes in people with type 2 diabetes and can help promote an overall sense of wellbeing. Leafy greens also contain specific antioxidants that help to protect your eyes from diabetic complications.3
  3. Fatty Fish Regardless of if you have diabetes or not, fatty fish should be part of your diet. It’s one of the healthiest foods that you can eat and has a myriad of benefits. Fatty fish like salmon and anchovies give you a significant serving of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which can help protect your heart against potential complications from diabetes.3 DHA and EPA both protect your blood vessels, reduce inflammation, and improve the function of your arteries after consumption.3 Since your risk of heart disease and stroke are almost doubled if you have diabetes, incorporating fatty fish into your diet can reduce your chances of serious complications. Plus, fatty fish is an excellent source of protein that will help you feel full and manage your weight with ease.
  4. Nuts and Eggs Other fatty foods that help control diabetes and lower blood sugar are nuts and eggs. Nuts have high levels of fiber and most are low in digestible carbs, so they won’t raise your blood sugar.3 It is important to differentiate certain types of nuts, however, as some of them have very high levels of digestible carbs. The best types of nuts for diabetics include almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts.3 If you’re watching your weight, make sure to eat nuts in moderation. Even though they’re high in healthy fats, it’s still fat and shouldn’t be over-done.Eggs are also a great source of healthy fats that are beneficial in controlling diabetes. They can actually improve your insulin sensitivity and decrease inflammation while simultaneously providing antioxidant benefits that help reduce the amount of free radicals in your body and protect against disease.3 If you incorporate eggs in your diet, make sure that you include the yolk as that’s where most of the nutrients are located.
  5. Seeds Certain types of seeds are known to control diabetes. The two best seeds to eat as a diabetic are chia seeds and flax seeds. Chia seeds are packed with fiber, low in digestible carbs, and have been found to actually lower your blood sugar levels.3 As a diabetic, this is extremely conducive to healthy management.Flaxseeds are also beneficial as they can help improve blood sugar control, decrease your risk of heart disease, and lower the chance of having a stroke.3 Since flaxseeds can be difficult to absorb, opt for ground seeds or make sure to take the time and grind them up at home before eating them. Ingesting whole flax seeds won’t give you any benefits.
  6. Natural Fats Extra-virgin olive oil has always been known to have a myriad of health benefits. It is one of the most effective oils at reducing the risk of heart disease and contains a number of antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation, protect your cells, and decrease blood pressure.3 Choose pure extra-virgin olive oil to get all of the health benefits and sprinkle it on salads, use it in a marinade, or cook meats and vegetables with it.Other natural fats that are helpful at controlling diabetes include coconut oil, avocado oil, any type of nut oil, lard, tallow, chicken fat, duck fat, coconut milk, and unsweetened coconut cream.2
  7. Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar is popular amongst health food fanatics for a good reason. The fermented acetic acid helps to improve insulin sensitivity, lower fasting blood sugar levels, and reduce blood sugar response by as much as 20% when paired with meals that are rich in carbs.3 Due to the high acidity of apple cider vinegar, it’s best taken by the tablespoon mixed with water to avoid damaging your teeth and esophagus. Start slowly, with about one teaspoon, and work your way up based on how you feel.
  8. Cinnamon and Turmeric Spices are powerful tools, especially when it comes to controlling diabetes. Both cinnamon and turmeric should be incorporated into your diet daily to get the best results and doing so is easy with a few simple steps.Cinnamon can be added to almost any food or drink to increase the flavor and add a little kick. Cinnamon has been shown to help lower blood sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce hemoglobin A1c levels.3Turmeric also lowers inflammation and blood sugar levels, reduces your risk of developing heart disease, and benefits kidney health.3 Just make sure that you mix your turmeric with black pepper to activate the beneficial ingredient curcumin.
  9. Probiotic Packed Diary Products If you add any diary to your diet, make sure that it’s packed with healthy probiotics for the biggest benefits to your health. Greek yogurt is a great option since it’s low in sugar and high in probiotics. In studies done, Greek yogurt was found to improve blood sugar control and even reduce heart disease risks.3 Aim for unflavored Greek yogurt as the flavored versions are much higher in sugar and more processed, therefore may contribute to an increase in blood sugar.
  10. Strawberries

If you’re looking for something sweet, try snacking on a cup of strawberries. Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants and have been shown to reduce both cholesterol and insulin levels after a meal.3 If you’re not a fan of strawberries and want to incorporate daily fruit into your diet, opt for raspberries, blueberries, or blackberries, which tend to have lower sugar content than other fruits like apples and bananas.

Conclusion

Diabetes doesn’t mean that you can’t eat your favorite foods, but you do need to monitor your blood glucose levels to stay safe. By incorporating these 10 foods into your daily diet, you’ll give your body the nourishment it needs so you can indulge a little every now and then. If you need any blood glucose meters or continuous glucose monitoring devices, Byram Healthcare has you covered. We’re proud to provide you with the latest technology in diabetes management, including continuous glucose monitoring. We’ll work with your insurance provider and doctor to ensure you’re supported from start to finish, maximizing your coverage while minimizing out-of-pocket expenses. For more information and added support on diabetes management, sign up for Byram Healthcare’s Caring Touch At Home™ Program. The Caring Touch At Home™ Program combines convenience, affordability, and choice to deliver extensive service and support to everyone living with diabetes.

For added support, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Byram’s Diabetes Center of Excellence—a one source, total solution for diabetes care. Our Center of Excellence combines high quality products with clinical and educational research to help you better manage your condition, support all of your needs, and live a long, healthy life.

118 COMMENTS

  1. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Tx!

    Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

  2. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any
    problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My blog
    has a lot of unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it seems a
    lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement.
    Do you know any methods to help prevent content from being
    stolen? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  3. Hey just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know
    a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly.

    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show
    the same results.

  4. My programmer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.

    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But
    he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using Movable-type on several websites
    for about a year and am concerned about switching to another platform.

    I have heard good things about blogengine.net.
    Is there a way I can import all my wordpress
    content into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

    Here is my web page; slot deposit dana

  5. Hey there, You have done an incredible job. I will certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends.
    I am sure they’ll be benefited from this website.

  6. ซึ่ง เว็บหวยออนไลน์ ไซต์ของเราก็มี หวยลาว ให้ท่านได้มาแทงกัน เราให้ราคาดีที่สุดโดยจ่ายถึงบาทละ
    850 บาท นอกจากนี้ยังโปรโมชั่นอื่นๆที่รอให้พวกท่านได้มาแทงหวยกับทางเว็บของเรา หากท่านกำลังมองหาเว็บ แทงหวยออนไลน์ ที่ดีที่สุด ต้องเป็นเว็บของเราเท่านั้น เรามีระบบที่ทันสมัย รองรับการเล่นผ่านระบบ ios
    / android ทำให้สะดวกต่อการแทงอีกด้วย
    โดยหากใครที่กำลังมองหา
    เว็บหวย ที่มีคุณภาพ ต้องที่ huaynaka.info

  7. ► Sekabet giriş – Sekabet, çevrimiçi bahis için büyük bir markadır ve tüm Türkiye
    de çok güvenilir olarak bilinir. Mevcut ürünlerin kalitesi olağanüstü olduğu
    için büyük itibarı sebepsiz değildir. İlki, büyük sporlar ve ligler için harika bir kapsama sahip olan oyun içi bahis bölümüyle birlikte
    çevrimiçi spor bahis sitesidir.

    Sekabet Için Giriş Yap

    ● Bir de dünyanın en büyük yazılım geliştiricilerinden seçtiği
    slot oyunlarıyla öne çıkan çevrimiçi casino var.

    ● Sekabet poker odası da Microgaming Network’te olduğu ve
    çok fazla trafik aldığı için fena değil.

    Ve son olarak, sanallar heyecan verici oyunlarla bahis
    hareketini her zaman canlı tutar.

    ● Sekabet.com’a hızlı bir bakış, web sitesinin mevcut çok sayıda bahis seçeneğini ele almak için güzel bir şekilde düzenlendiğini gösterir.

    ● Genel stil genellikle ürünlerden birinden, genellikle yeni bir çevrimiçi slot oyunundan ilham alır, ancak oldukça ince kalır.

    ● Web sitesi farklı dillerde mevcut olduğundan, dünyanın farklı yerlerinden oyuncular katılmaya davetlidir.

    Contents hide
    1 ▼ Sekabet giriş ve kayıt:
    2 ▼ Sekabet giriş bilgileri:
    3 ▼ Sekabet giriş ve lisans:
    4 ▼ Sekabet giriş yazılım ve oyun çeşitleri:

    5 ▼ Sekabet giriş ve mobil uygulama:
    6 ▼ Sekabet giriş ve güvenlik:
    7 ▼ Sekabet giriş ve bonuslar:
    8 ▼ Sekabet giriş de sadakat programı:
    8.1 ۞Aşamalı Jackpotlar
    9 ▼ Sekabet müşteri hizmeti:
    10 Sonuç olarak:

  8. I do not know whether it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing issues with your site.

    It appears like some of the written text on your content are running off the screen.
    Can somebody else please provide feedback and let me
    know if this is happening to them as well? This could
    be a problem with my web browser because I’ve had this happen previously.
    Cheers

  9. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox
    and now each time a comment is added I get three e-mails with the same comment.

    Is there any way you can remove people from that service? Appreciate it!

  10. I’ve been surfing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all
    site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the
    net will be much more useful than ever before.

  11. گذاشتن سوند ادراری توسط پزشکان و پرستاران ورزیده وبا تجربه اقا و خانم مرکز پزشکی و پرستاری حامیان سلامت رضوی

    درکمترین زمان وکمترین عارضه برای بیماران آقا و
    خانم در تمام نقاط مشهدگذاشته می
    شود

    سونداژ مثانه برای بیماری انجام می گیردکه مشکل اداری و یاتناسلی داشته باشدکه با تجویز پزشک معالج باید توسط افرادی
    صورت گیرد که تجریه کافی داشته باشند
    چون یکی از عوارض ان عفونت های ادرای می باشد که بهتر است
    این کار در منزل انجام گیرد که
    عاری از عفونت های بیمارستانی می باشد عارضه دیگر گذاشتن سوند
    ادراری صدمه به مجاری ادراری وتناسلی است که باید
    حتما توسط افراد با تجربه انجام گیردوهمچنین تمام وسایل باید استریل
    باشد

    چنانچه بیمارتان به وصل سوندمثانه احتیاج داشته باشدبا شماره 09337400157 تماس بگیرید
    با هماهنگی قبلی کارشناسان پرستاری این خدمت را منزل شما دور عفونت و استرس انجام خواهند داد

    فهرست مطالب سوند گذاری در مثانه
    سونداژ ویا سوندگذاری چیست؟

    در چه کسانی سوند ادراری در منزل گذاشته می شود؟

    انواع سوند ادراری در منزل

    عوارض احتمالی سوند گذاری

    نحوه گذاشتن سوند ادراری در منزل

    چگونه از سوندادراری در منزل مراقبت می شود؟

  12. We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme
    in our community. Your website offered us with valuable information to
    work on. You have done an impressive job and our entire community will be grateful to
    you.

  13. Great post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am inspired!
    Extremely helpful information particularly the last part 🙂 I care for such info much.
    I used to be seeking this particular information for a long time.
    Thanks and best of luck.

  14. I don’t even know how I ended up right here, however I thought this post was once
    great. I do not know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger in case you are not already.
    Cheers!

  15. Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.

    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My blog goes over a lot of the same topics as yours and I think we
    could greatly benefit from each other. If you’re interested feel free
    to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Terrific blog by the way!

  16. ทางเราจำหน่าย kardinal stick , ks quik
    , ks kurve ต้องขอบอกได้เลยว่า kardinalstealththailand.com เป็นตัวแทนหลักอย่างเป็นทางการในไทย ที่ใหญ่ที่สุด และเป็นเจ้าเดียวกับ RELX
    THAILAND สินค้าทุกแบรนด์ ทุกรุ่น เราได้ทำการคัดสรร บุหรี่ไฟฟ้า ที่เป็นหนึ่งในนวัตกรรม ช่วยเลิกบุหรี่ ที่มีประสิทธิดีเยี่ยม และช่วยได้จริง มาให้ลูกค้าได้เลือกใช้
    โดยสินค้าทุกชิ้นของเรา สั่งตรงจากโรงงาน

  17. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like
    you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you
    could do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that,
    this is magnificent blog. A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.

  18. Great blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
    Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go
    for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely
    confused .. Any suggestions? Cheers!

  19. Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due
    to no back up. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

  20. What’s Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered
    It absolutely useful and it has helped me
    out loads. I’m hoping to contribute & aid different users like
    its helped me. Great job.

  21. I was suggested this web site through my cousin.
    I’m now not certain whether or not this post is written by means of him as no one else know such
    special approximately my trouble. You’re incredible!
    Thanks!

  22. This is the perfect site for anyone who would like to understand this topic.
    You realize a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa).
    You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic which has been written about for
    years. Excellent stuff, just excellent!

  23. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how
    can i subscribe for a blog website? The account aided me a acceptable deal.
    I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  24. Appreciating the hard work you put into your website and
    detailed information you offer. It’s good to come across a blog
    every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed
    information. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your
    RSS feeds to my Google account.

    Feel free to surf to my web-site; 熟女A片在線看

  25. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you
    wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that,
    this is magnificent blog. A fantastic read.
    I’ll certainly be back.

  26. پزشک عمومی در منزل مشهد کیست؟
    پزشک عمومی مشهد در شناسایی و درمان بسیاری از بیماری ها مهارت دارد و دانش وسیعی در زمینه
    مشکلات تنفسی، گوارشی، عصبی، خون شناسی و غیره دارد.
    واکسیناسیون، معاینه های معمول
    و روتین، ارجاع به متخصص و مراقبت کردن از بیمارانی که به
    بیماری های مزمن و طولانی مدت مبتلا هستند
    از نمونه کار های پزشک عمومی می باشد.
    پزشک عمومی در مشهد وظیفه دارد برای حفظ سلامتی تمامی
    مراجعه کنندگان خود تلاش کند و در صورتی که افراد دچار
    بیماری های مختلف می شوند، باید توصیه های
    لازم را ارائه دهد و فرد را برای انجام آزمایش های لازم به آزمایشگاه درمانگاه ارجاع دهد و
    سپس با تجویز داروی مناسب سبب بهبود بیمار شود.
    پزشک عمومی مشهد در ابتدا از بیمار در مورد
    علائم فعلی، مدت زمان شروع علائم،
    تسکین و یا تشدید بیماری او و آزمایش های قبلی و درمان هایی
    که انجام داده است سوال می کند و بعد از آن با توجه به مشکل بیمار معاینات لازم را انجام می
    دهد تا بتواند موارد مشکوک را شناسایی کند و بیمار را درمان کند.

  27. خواص شیره تریاک در طب سنتی
    چیست؟ تریاک یکی از موادی است که
    سابقه استفاده طولانی مدت به عنوان ماده مخدر دارد.

    طب سنتی ایران از اثرات درمانی تریاک و عوارض و مصرف غیر
    منطقی آن یاد می کند. اعتیاد به تریاک به یک معضل اجتماعی
    در ایران تبدیل شده است. هنگام مرور سایت ها و وب سایت های مختلف، اطلاعات متناقضی مشاهده می شود که هیچ مبنای علمی پشت آن
    نیست.

    هر ماده و هر رفتاری می تواند آثار مثبت
    و مخرب و جبران ناپذیری داشته باشد.
    قبل از اجرا و انتخاب رفتار
    و عملکرد باید فواید و آثار
    آن را در نظر گرفت و انتخاب
    عجولانه عواقب بدی به همراه خواهد داشت.
    مشاوره ترک اعتیاد یکی از راهکارهای موثر در این
    زمینه است.

  28. Howdy! I know thiѕ iѕ ѕomewhat off topic but I was wondering ᴡhich blog platform are
    y᧐u using fοr thіѕ site? Ι’m ցetting sick and tired
    ᧐f WordPress Ьecause І’ve һad prοblems ԝith hackers and I’m ⅼooking
    at alternativbes f᧐r anothеr platform. I wоuld be
    fantastic if you couⅼd poіnt mе іn thе djrection of
    а good platform.

    my web site – jasa stream spotify

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here