If you have prediabetes or diabetes, the right diabetic meal plan is key to managing blood sugar levels. Sometimes, it can be tricky to choose the right foods and drinks as part of your diabetic. Here is a list which will make your choice easier
1. Beans (Of Any Kind!)
Whether they’re lentils, kidney, pinto, black or garbanzo; beans have a low glycemic index, which means the carbohydrates are released gradually and hence they’re less likely to cause aspike in the blood sugar levels. According to a recent study, eating a cup of beans daily for three months as part of a low-glycemic index diet lowered HbA1c levels by half a percentage point.
Many people think that there is no room fruits in a diabetic diet but this isn’t true. One can consume fruits with a low or medium glycemic indexlike apples. Eating an apple a day also has other benefits – they are high in fiber, vitamin C and are fat-free too! Not to mention an easy portable snack option.
Tip: Toss an apple in your lunch bag or grab one between meals. Bake them and add cinnamon for a warm treat.
3. Ensure® Diabetes Care
When you’re having a hectic day it can be difficult to eat right. Ensure Diabetes Care can make things easier. Made by Abbott, it has carbohydrates that are slowly digested and absorbed to help minimize blood sugar spikes. With fewer than 230 calories per serve it’s a smart and portion controlled choice.
Tip: Carry a serve of Ensure Diabetes Care powder in your shaker(to be consumed with water) so you always have a healthy snack on hand — no matter how busy your day is.