Choosing Healthy Diabetic Snacks
Diabetic snacks can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels while keeping hunger at bay. Snacking is an effective approach to keep energy high and well-chosen treats can help you stay healthy. Fresh vegetables are always wise choices, but many other alternatives can satisfy cravings for sweet or salty foods as well.
Nuts are good diabetic snacks because they are high in protein and monounsaturated fats. Keep portions to roughly one ounce because they are also high in calories.
Balance Carbs With Protein
Peanut butter and whole-grain crackers are a nice choice because the peanut butter does not make blood sugar level rise, balancing the effects of the crackers.
Frozen grapes or bananas are healthy snacks for diabetics that are perfect for summer. The frozen fruit takes a little longer to eat, making it ideal for people who want to slow down their pace.
Hummus is a tasty selection that contains olive oil, which is a source of healthy monounsaturated fats. Hummus is made from chic peas, a rich source of protein.
Sugar-free gelatin and fruit is a great diabetic snack for someone who has a sweet tooth. You can eat as much of the gelatin as you like but count the snack as a fruit for your daily intake if there is a significant amount added to the recipe.
Low fat cheese is a great choice because it is rich in protein. The diabetic snack steadies blood sugar. Select a low-fat version for fewer calories and less fat.
Chocolate Diabetic Snack
Chocolate lovers rejoice. Sugar-free fudgsicles are a sweet option but it is important to remember that this type of snack is an "attic" treat on the American Diabetes Association food pyramid.
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