Everybody is always quick to say what you should NOT eat, but what about the foods that you SHOULD eat to lower your blood sugar?
When it comes to keeping your blood sugar levels in check, it is very important to eat right. Whilst it is vital that you stay away from the bad food that causes your blood sugar levels to go haywire, it is great to know what foods can actually help keep them at a reasonable level.
The 3 main groups of veggies that you should include into your diet are…
- Non-starchy Vegetables
This is the one food that people with diabetes can enjoy more of because it is low in carbs and rich in micronutrients. Fresh or steamed veggies are a great replacement for snacks that spike your blood sugar, such as candy and pretzels.
Many also contain high amounts of fiber, which is an excellent way to help control blood sugar and appetite.
The best high-fiber veggies include:
- Cooked Brussels sprouts
- Cooked asparagus
- Cooked kale
- Starchy Vegetables
Although starchy vegetables are higher in carbohydrates and calories than non-starchy veggies, they are highly nutritious and filled with fiber. Starchy veggies are great for replacing unhealthy carbs like white rice, pasta, or white bread that you would eat along with meals.
Good options for starchy veggies are:
- Baked sweet potatoes
- Winter squash
- Butternut squash
Legumes like beans, peas and lentils, are excellent sources of fiber. They also contain healthy amounts of protein, which promotes blood sugar control and makes them a nutritious alternative to inflammatory protein sources, such as red, processed and fried meats.
You can use them in different dishes like soups, stews, and salads. And of course, you can use them as meat replacements where needed.
How to Eat:
Alongside what you eat, you should make sure that you know how to eat. If you want to keep your blood sugar levels stable, make sure to:
- Eat small, healthy, and balanced meals every 1-2 hours.
- Control your portions at meal time.
- Pre-pack healthy snacks to avoid opting for a high-carb option when you are hungry and desperate.
Try to follow the Manna Low GI Diet, because this diet is designed to help control blood sugar levels the natural way. We also recommend taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement with each meal to help control blood sugar levels. You can take this supplement with your diabetic medication, but need to watch your blood sugar levels carefully, because it can drop too low. Speak to your doctor before taking this product.