Add protein to every meal. Protein helps keep your blood sugar levels from spiking and then crashing. A meal without protein makes you hungry soon after, causing blood sugar levels to rise and fall. Specifically, add protein to breakfast to start the day right. Could be eggs, yogurt, nut butter on whole grain toast or […]
Healthy snacking is important in diabetes. Eat pears and apples with the peels for more fiber. The water content and fiber in whole fruit keeps you full longer, while making a healthy snack option. Oh, and chew the fruit to burn some calories rather than gulp down juice or smoothies.
Fiber is a carbo like sugars and starches. But your body doesn’t digest fiber, so doesn’t affect your blood sugar. Fiber also keeps you full. Get enough fiber! Women need min. 25 gms/day; Men 38 gms/day. Eat fruits/veg/wholegrain.