10 Low Glycemic Foods for Diabetics

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We all love to treat ourselves with mouth-watering sweets once in a while, but you know it’s not the healthiest option, don’t you? Especially when it comes to having diabetes or prediabetes.

No food, herb, or supplement can cure the condition, but eating correctly won’t raise blood sugar and you won’t at least hurt yourself and will be able to take control of the disease. So, how do you know what to include in your diet? Luckily it’s easy to find out with the help of glycemic index scoring. You’ll be surprised to see the list we have prepared for you!
Here are 10 healthy and tasty options that are low on the glycemic index and are ideal if you watch your blood sugar.

Fish With Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

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Omega-3 fatty acids increase the level of a hormone called adiponectin which improves insulin sensitivity and lowers the risk of developing diabetes. In addition, fish is a great source of protein which is the major building block of our cells, that allows our body to repair itself and doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.
Salmon, albacore tuna, mackerel, trout, and halibut are especially good for diabetics as they contain a considerable amount of omega-3 fatty acids

Fruit and Berries

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Fruits and berries contain natural sugar and can raise your blood sugar, however, some of them are safe for diabetics. Sour cherries are great examples. They contain anthocyanin which, according to studies, protects against diabetes.
Grapefruit are even lower on GI scores than sour cherries and are safe for diabetes too.
Going on with the list of sweets for diabetics, you can have a treat of blueberries and blackberries that rank a little higher on the glycemic index but are still safe. They are also high in fiber and can improve insulin sensitivity, ideal for people who have insulin resistance.

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