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Control Your Blood Sugar and Your Cravings with These Delicious Foods

August 27, 2018

A diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes may mean the end of your carefree sugar consumption, but it doesn’t mean you have to consign yourself to constant cravings and mediocre meals. Avoid sugar withdrawal and establish an effective diabetic diet plan for weight loss by using the following foods to craft delicious dishes:

 

Avocados

Avocados contain monounsaturated fatty acids that improve insulin sensitivity and help you feel sated sooner. Studies on avocados have show they can lower risk factors for diabetes. You can enjoy avocados plain with sea salt or add them to salads, smoothies, and natural puddings.

 

Blackberries and Blueberries

Not only are these berries excellent colon cleansing foods, they don’t increase the blood sugar levels as badly as other fruits. This is because they are highly concentrated in anthocyanins, which help prevent blood sugar spikes following a starchy meal. Adding blueberries to your smoothies can help improve your insulin sensitivity.

 

Cacao

Before confectioners add sugar, cacao is rich and bitter. It is also a great source of epicatechin, a flavanol that activates key proteins to regulate glucose production and help you have a normal blood sugar level. When using a recipe that calls for chocolate, choose a chocolate that is at least 70% cacao. You can also add cacao nibs to your desserts and smoothies.

 

Chia Seeds

High in fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrition for weight loss, chia seeds can help lower your LDL, or your bad cholesterol. What’s more, chia seeds soaked in water or milk take on a gooey texture that can boost your smoothies, create a delicious breakfast pudding, or be combined with cauliflower to produce a healthy pizza crust.

 

Coffee

Increasing your coffee intake can help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, but beware of adding milk and sugars to your morning beverage. Individuals with type 1 diabetes notice that their blood glucose rise after drinking coffee, so it’s important to consume the beverage in moderation and monitor your body’s reaction.

 

Eggs

Many people shy away from eggs because they contain a higher cholesterol amount, but they are acceptable for diabetes diet guidelines. As a matter of fact, eggs help to reduce cravings and help you feel full. Consume eggs moderately, preferably in hard boiled form, to avoid counteracting their health benefits.

 

Fatty Fish

Mackerel, trout, albacore tuna, salmon, and halibut all provide the ideal protein in New Jersey, which helps to fill you up without raising glucose above a healthy blood sugar control. For a quick and delicious meal that prompts your body to repair itself, toss a fish filet in a healthy oil and bake it in the oven.

 

Sour Cherries

Sour cherries are one of the few fruits that have a low gastrointestinal (GI) score. Furthermore, they contain anthocyanin, a chemical that helps protect against obesity and diabetes. Enjoy sour cherries as an invigorating snack or in a delish cobbler with no added sugars.


If you would like to learn more about your specific dietary needs and identify the healthy eating habits that can cut down high blood sugar levels and the numbers on your scale, contact Sage Nutrition and Healing Center in Little Silver, New Jersey. I look forward to providing a custom consultation and helping you improve your health and wellness with delicious food!

 

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