When you’re a diabetic it might seem like the world of food for you has become an endless sea of red flags and stop signs. The average person’s daily diet usually doesn’t take much planning or thought, but then again they’re not looking out for their blood sugar and trying to find a healthy balance to lose weight to improve their health. One of the toughest parts of a diabetic diet is finding foods that are safe to snack on simply because so many “normal” snacks are unhealthy and dangerous for diabetics. Don’t fret though, here’s a list of four great diabetes safe snacks that will help you lose weight as well.
You might think it doesn’t sound too healthy to begin with, but cheese can be a great snack for diabetics when properly portioned. Cheese, especially the unpasteurized and full-fat kinds, is incredibly great what comes to blood sugar levels. It is also quite filling as well. Since the carb load is minimum, cheese doesn’t have any impact on your blood sugar. Just remember to keep the portion size small, too much protein behaves like sugar in your body, and as cheese is quite fatty, the calorie count easily goes high.
- Fresh Veggies
Whenever you hear about losing weight it seems like the top tip is always to fit a ton of veggies into your diet and it’s true, vegetables are a great healthy option if you want to eat something tasty that’s also good for you. Sliced fresh vegetables are great on their own or even better with a flavorful low carb dressing or yogurt dip to add a little extra flavor to that crunch, and, to keep you satiated.
- Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds are very diabetic-friendly. They hardly at all rise the blood sugar levels, as long as you remember to go with the low-carb options. Don’t go overboard either, as you know, nuts and seeds are full of calories. A small handful of hazelnuts, almonds, pecans, macadamias, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds is sure to satisfy your need for snacking.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods existing. Eggs are practically perfect food for us, as they contain almost all nutrients we need. Now you might rise your eyebrows and ask: “But aren’t they full of cholesterol?”. Yes, they might contain cholesterol, but by now you should know that eaten cholesterol doesn’t raise cholesterol in the blood. So you can safely have your eggs, with the yolks too, as it would be the most stupid thing in the world not to eat the yolk! Keep always some hard-boiled eggs at hand so that you can grab one when you need a healthy and satisfying snack. A pat of butter and a few shakes of unrefined sea salt makes the snack even more perfect and satisfying! As diabetic, fat is your friend, as it doesn’t affect to your blood sugar levels in any way,
Having a healthy snack available is a great way to help curb your appetite without blowing up your blood sugar. Consider keeping some of these diabetes safe snacks around for the next time you get hungry but don’t want to worry about going overboard on carbs.