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4 Top Foods for Your Diabetes

There are many healthy foods to choose from when planning your meals and grocery list.  Here’s our “Top 4”:

  1. Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, beets and mustard greens are jam-packed with vitamins and minerals and very little carbohydrate. Studies show people who eat leafy greens frequently may have a reduced risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss. This is a great reason to fill your plate with these frequently.  Try adding them to soups and salads for an extra nutrition boost.
  2. Sweet Potatoes and other deep orange vegetables such as carrots add lots of carotenoids, vitamin A and fiber to your diet.  Quickly fix a sweet potato by washing and placing on a paper plate in the microwave for 2-3 minutes – you’ve got a side dish prepared in a flash!
  3. Blueberries, Strawberries and Raspberries are loaded with disease fighting antioxidants, vitamins and fiber.  Top a bowl of high fiber cereal with berries and skim milk for a delicious breakfast.  Or, serve a cup of mixed berries for dessert topped with a dollop of vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  4. Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines and trout keep your heart healthy and could help ward off depression. Prepare fish grilled or broiled and save some to add to a salad for lunch the next day.

For more information on planning healthy meals, go to:

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/diabetes-meal-plans-and-a-healthy-diet.html

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/planning-meals/diabetes-meal-plans-and-a-healthy-diet.html

 

 

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  1. Bootcamp Spokane
    April 11, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    It is a great sharing about food for diabetes. I will keep these food in my mind. No doubt that these food are great for diabetes patient. Everyone should be aware with these food.
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  2. Pauline
    October 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    For a diabetic meal plan, as you stated, fish is a good source of protein to add. Good article. Sweet potatoes take less cooking time, not to speak of their beta-carotene load. One just needs to be careful about portion sizes, though.

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