By Alane Stieglitz, ND, CNC
Having a healthy diet is essential for all of us, but if you have Diabetes, your food choices should be front and center on your priority list. The best food for Diabetes can prevent blood pressure spikes, reduce the risk of heart disease, aid weight loss and keep your heart healthy.
I didn’t want to tell you this; however, it seems to be a key player in blood sugar levels; yes, it’s those carbs! Any food that turns to sugar is sugar. When someone needs help with learning the best food for Diabetes support, I have to teach that the most important thing is avoiding all sugar. This does include starchy vegetables like sweet potatoes and looking for added sugar in everything you eat.
How can carbohydrates and starchy foods be so good and so bad, right? Unfortunately, carbs are the foods that have the most significant impact on blood sugar levels. The first step in managing Diabetes is carb counting. The second step is becoming familiar with the glycemic index.
Some helpful hints:
*foods high in fiber balance blood sugar
*omega-3-fatty-acids can help improve blood sugar
*eat healthy fats with your meals
*avoid trans fats
*Consider taking vitamins and minerals
*Think protein, protein, protein
*Try to keep under 30 net carbs per day
*Enjoy your greens and spice them up
*Exercise for many health benefits
If you are looking for the best food for Diabetes support, please consider making an appointment so we can teach you how to “Know Your Food Numbers” so your health and wellness will thrive.
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Medical disclaimer: Nutritionally Yours is not a medical clinic. Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor. We have a nutritionist, naturopath and a medical doctor on staff to help you feel your best.