Best and Worst Foods for Diabetics

Posted on: September 10th, 2015 by Premier Prosthetics Blogger
A list of foods diabetics should be eating and should be avoiding.

A list of foods diabetics should be eating and should be avoiding.

Those with diabetes understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to properly maintain their diabetics, which includes eating healthy foods. But what exactly does eating healthy foods mean? And which foods are not healthy for diabetics?

Premier Prosthetics offers top five foods that diabetics should be eating to properly manage their diabetes:

 

  1. Fresh and frozen vegetables
  2. Fresh and frozen fruit
  3. Whole grain food products – including bread, rice, cereal, flour
  4. Low-fat meats, such as turkey, that is baked, broiled, grilled or stewed
  5. Baked snacks

 

Incorporating these five types of foods in your diet as a diabetic can help you manage your weight, reduce sugar intake and reduce sodium intake. Keep in mind – your body needs carbs, sugar and sodium, so it is important not to totally exclude these nutrients from your diet. Just be sure to get these nutrients from natural sources and eat them in moderation.

 

While there are lots of food to incorporate in the diet of a diabetic, there are also lots of foods to avoid. Here are five foods that should be avoided by diabetics:

 

  1. Canned and buttered vegetables
  2. Canned fruit and fruit juice drinks
  3. White flour and processed grains – including bread, rice and cereal
  4. Fried and high-fat meats
  5. Artificially flavored snacks

 

When thinking about foods that may be unhealthy, ask yourself, “How far away is this product from the natural version of itself?” For example: You want to buy something fruity. You can buy fruit snacks that contain lots of added ingredients and only 2% of actual fruit, or a pack of strawberries that has zero added ingredients. The fresh strawberries are the healthier choice. In general, you will find that the more processed a food product is, the more likely that it is an unhealthy food option.

 

We at Premier Prosthetics hope that you can live a long and healthy life by properly managing your diabetes. For questions and comments, visit our website and contact us today.

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