What you eat can help control your diabetes and keep your blood sugar under control. Next time you’re at the grocery store, start stocking up on the following heart healthy foods:
It’s important to get your daily dose of friendly fats. Monounsaturated fats lower the risk of diabetes. These foods include apples, avocado and nuts.
Taste the rainbow and improve your insulin sensitivity with nutrients found in colorful plants, especially in vegetables and fruits called anthrocyanins. Load up your cart with sweet, delicious blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Fill up on fiber. Roughage has been shown to slow the release of glucose into the body. You want to aim for 20-30 grams per day from fresh vegetables (think broccoli,artichokes and peas) and legumes, like beans and lentils.
Carb quality counts. Stay away from refined starches and stick to complex carbs that metabolize slower, such as whole grains and brown rice.
Also, keep in mind these healthy living tips:
Drink 64 ounces of water a day.
Catch more than six hours of sleep each night.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.