A perfect healthy food for one with Diabetes is that which has lower GI. Lower GI foods are those foods that have a lower glycemic index and does not raise the blood sugar levels quickly. Here is a list of superfoods which are essentially good for those with diabetes.
Walnuts-They contain magnesium, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts also contain alpha-linolenic acid, essential fatty acid for heart health and lowering cholesterol. It has low glycemic index.
Flaxseeds-They contain magnesium, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds are good for the skin as well. It regulates blood sugar levels in the body and increase insulin sensitivity.
Citrus fruits- These are rich sources of fiber. Add them to the diet and enjoy the tangy flavour. They are also slow to raise blood sugar levels.
Fish- Fishes such as salmon are loaded with omega-3 fats. Also being low in carbohydrates and rich in protein, they won’t increase sugar levels much. They also add to satiety feeling.
Berries-The powerhouse of antioxidants is berries especially blueberries. Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc. being low in glycemic index, are a good snacking option for people with Diabetes.
Tomatoes-This fruit is loaded with antioxidant lycopene. This carotenoid gives red colour to tomatoes. The strong free radical scavenging power of lycopene makes it a good source for reducing the risk of degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart diseases, diabetes etc. Tomatoes also help to reduce the risk of heart diseases associated with Diabetes.
The final word
Some of the above foods can be tough on the budget depending on the season and where you live. Look for low cost options.