I was reading an article today on "go to" foods for diabetics by several different doctors. http://www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/expert...
While they sing the same tune on eating whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats and moderate good fats, they didn't get into any specifics. Understandably, but some of us need a little more guidance.
For me, testing and experimenting have found several "go to" foods that I know I can snack on or put in meal that help me keep my glucose from shooting too high.
Here are some of my "go to" selections:
Green Fruits &Veggies: Green Apples, Pears, Limes, Green Beans, Celery, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Kale, Romaine, Spinach, Broccoli, Parsley, Jalapeno Peppers, Asparagus & Green Cabbage
Red Fruits & Veggies: Gala Apples, Strawberries, Raspberries, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Red Cabbage, & beets
Orange Fruits & Veggies: Tangerines, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, & Winter Squashes
Yellow Fruits & Veggies: Lemons, Pineapple, Yellow Tomatoes, Summer Squash, Yellow Peppers & Wax Beans
Purple Fruits & Veggies: Blueberries, Blackberries, & Eggplant
Brown Fruits & Veggies: Kiwi, Unsweetened Coconut, Mushrooms, Jicima & Ginger Root
White Fruits & Veggies: Parsnips, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Celery root, Eggplant & Sprouts
Meats: I eat most any kind of meat as long as I keep the serving size limited to 4-6 oz.
Fats: Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Butter
Seeds and Nuts: Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews, Sunflower Seeds, Chia Seeds and Hemp Seeds
Dairy: Cream and Butter
Grains: Quinoia, Amaranth & Kamut
And this is just my list. What foods are your safe "go to" foods for helping you manage your diabetes with your diet?
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