Everyone’s gotta eat, whether you have diabetes or not. But what you put onto your plate and into your stomach can really help or hurt how you’re feeling if you are someone that lives with the illness. The good news is, you can still eat some fun foods that will keep you happy and healthy. The bad news is a lot of the fun foods you used to eat you should avoid entirely.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BE EATING:
WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE EATING:
Why are Fiber and Whole Grains so good for diabetics?
Fiber helps lower cholesterol and reduces your risk of heart damage. It also doesn’t raise your blood sugar as quickly as refined grains. Whole grains are perfect because they help make you feel fuller a lot longer than any non-whole grain foods you’re inclined to eat. The point being is that if you feel full for a longer period of time, you’re more likely to not eat as much throughout the day, and ultimately lose weight.
More specifically, the reason why whole grains are better for you is because of how they are processed. Let’s break it down…
Grains are made up of 3 parts:
How can I add whole grains to my meals?
Everyone loves texture in their food and whole grains are the perfect way to achieve that texture while being a benefit to your health.
If you have further questions about what you should and shouldn’t eat as a diabetic, please refer to your physician. And make sure to visit our catalog of products so we can help keep you feeling healthy, happy and energetic throughout the day. Just because you live with diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t stop living your life the way you want to!