When you have type 2 diabeteswhat you eat can help you control your blood sugarstave off hungerand feel full longer. Your eating plan diabetes and dietary control focus on the amount and type of carbs you put on your plate throughout the day, Powers says. You want to eat enough so you feel satisfied and avoid overeating and poor choices. Here are seven foods that Powers says can help keep your blood sugar in check and make you happy and healthy to boot. These add color, flavor, and texture to a meal.
Choose tasty, diabetes and dietary control, low-carb veggies, like mushrooms, onions, eggplant, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, and low-carb squashes, like zucchini. Try them with dips such as low-fat dressings, hummusguacamole, and salsa, or roasted with different seasonings such as rosemary, cayenne pepper, or garlic.
Go beyond your regular salad and try kale, spinach, and chard. Roast kale leaves in the oven with olive oil for quick, crunchy chips. You can also mix greens in with roasted veggies to add texture and a different flavor, or serve them with a little protein, like salmon, diabetes and dietary control.
Plain water is always good, but water infused with fruits and vegetables is more interesting. Cut up a lemon or cucumber and put it in your water, or make ice cubes with some flavoring in them. Try legumes like dried beans, peas, and lentils. You can even enjoy a black bean and corn salsa with your raw vegetables.
Good fat choices cats and colon cancer olive oil, avocado, and fatty fishes -- think salmon served on of a bed of lettuce, for example. You can also snack on a lower-fat cheese stick or a beef jerky stick -- but keep an eye on how much sodium is in them, she says. Raw, Cooked, diabetes and dietary control, or Roasted Vegetables These add color, flavor, and texture to a meal.
Greens Go beyond your regular salad and try kale, spinach, and chard. Flavorful, Low-calorie Drinks Plain water is always good, but water infused with fruits and vegetables is more interesting. Melon or Berries Did you know that 1 cup of either of these has just 15 grams of carbs? For a different twist, mix the melon or berries with plain yogurt, or put them in ice cubes. Whole-grain, Higher-fiber Foods Fill up on these to keep diabetes and dietary control overeating or choosing the wrong foods.
A Little Fat Good fat choices include olive oil, diabetes and dietary control, avocado, and fatty fishes -- think salmon served on of a bed of lettuce, for example. The fat from the fish serves as a dressing for the salad, Powers says. Protein Powers recommends Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, and lean meats.