Do you feel like your meals taste bland and boring after cutting down on sugar? It is important for diabetics to eat nutritious foods with a low GI or glycemic index, as the GI measures how quickly food raises blood sugar levels. Anything with a GI index of 55 and below is good for a diabetic diet. The following are seven of the healthiest foods for diabetes and can help you maintain blood sugar levels and keep you healthier.
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable and contains sulforaphane, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It helps control the levels of sugar in the blood and helps keep the blood vessels healthy and functioning properly. It protects the body from cardiovascular damage, which can be a result of diabetes. Sulforaphane also helps detoxify the body and converts dangerous compounds into chemicals that don’t harm the body. For best results, add plenty of broccoli to a vegetarian stir-fry or boil it and serve with chicken over steamed brown rice.
Fish has always been hailed as a healthy ‘superfood’. It is crammed with protein and LDLs. Fish fat contains antioxidants and can help reduce inflammation. A diet rich in fish can help you manage your body weight and reduce the chances of getting a stroke or heart disease. Eating plenty of fish has even shown to prevent diabetes from becoming worse. Fish can be seared, broiled or baked for delicious and healthy dinners.