Superfoods


1. Beans
Beans are rich in fiber and you can include all kinds of beans including pinto, black, kidney, and navy beans in your diabetic grocery list. Just half a cup of beans can provide you with tons of fiber, potassium and magnesium. So eat plenty of beans-dry or canned. Just make sure you rinse your canned beans before using them in your diabetic food recipes.

2. Berries Fruits

All citrus fruits, berries etc are great for people with diabetes. Eat plenty of berries as they are packed with antioxidants. You can add a handful of berries to your morning cereal or smoothies. You can also add multi colored berries like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries to low fat yogurt as an after dinner sweet treat. Do eat plenty of cranberries. Not only are they great superfoods for diabetics, they also prevent infections such as Urinary tract infections. Berries are rich in Vitamin C and fiber.

3. Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are not only superfoods for diabetics- they are also great foods for everyone-health issues or not. Regular white potatoes add a lot of glycemic overload in our bodies causing a sugar spike in the blood after their consumption. So replace white potatoes with sweet potatoes in all your diabetic food recipes.

4. Green leafy vegetables
Green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach and mustard greens are low in simple sugars.

5. There is a bit of controversy surrounding tomatoes- they belong to a group of vegetables called nightshades that are prohibited in many diseases such as arthritis and gout. They increase the uric acid levels in the body. However, they are some of the best food for diabetes control as they are densely packed with vitamins E and C as well as Iron. be/7aOVWUf1mos

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