The key to a healthy diet is knowing your foods and your portions. While this focuses on diabetic foods, the truth is these guidelines are good for everyone!

4.Starches

The Best And Worst Foods For Diabetics

You’ve probably heard that whole grains are the most nutritious type of grain. That’s because it’s full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Make sure you read all labels. Whole grain may be touted on the label but check to make sure that it’s listed first.

Good Choices:

  • Barley (whole grain)
  • Bran Cereal
  • Bread, crackers, pasta (100% whole wheat)
  • Brown and wild rice
  • Bulgur
  • Quinoa
  • Popcorn

Worst Choices:

  • Instant rice or noodles
  • Refined grains: bread, pasta, cereal, crackers

3. Vegetables

The Best And Worst Foods For Diabetics

Not all veggies are created equal concerning diabetes. Choose less starchy veggies as these break down into sugar.

Good Choices:

  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Other dark, leafy green vegetables

Whenever possible, choose fresh vegetables that are served raw, steamed, roasted, or grilled

Worst Choices:

Canned or frozen vegetables with added sodium, fat, or sugar

2.Fats

The Best And Worst Foods For Diabetics

Choose monounsaturated fats as these can lower cholesterol and help keep your heart healthy.  Avoid saturated and trans-fats. These add to the “bad” cholesterol and quite possibly, increase insulin resistance.

Good Choices:

  • Avocado
  • Fatty fish (salmon, albacore tuna)
  • Nuts like pecans, peanuts, almonds, and walnuts
  • Olive, canola oil
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pumpkin
  • Sunflower seeds

Worst Choices:

  • Butter, lard
  • Cream sauces
  • Whole-fat dairy products
  • High-fat meats
  • Processed meats

Worst Choices:

Canned or frozen vegetables with added sodium, fat, or sugar

1.Fruits

The Best And Worst Foods For Diabetics

Diabetics can still take advantage of fruits. After all, they’re high in fiber and provide essential vitamins and nutrients. Make sure you watch your portion size.

Good Choices:

  • Fresh fruits
  • Frozen Fruits
  • Canned fruits in its own juice or water

Worst Choices

  • Jam, jelly, preserves
  • Dried fruits with added sugars
  • Fruit juice or punch with added sugars
  • Canned fruits with added sugar or in syrup
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