Having diabetes affects every part of your life, but where it hits you the most is in trying to eat healthy. You want to be able to eat foods that you enjoy, but you also have to watch your carbs and sugars. On top of that, you still want your diet to have variety and be healthy in other ways such as low in fat and high in protein. With all of these goals in mind, it can be difficult to know exactly what you should be eating. While you won’t get all of the answers in this blog, here are three healthy snacks to get you started.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are one of the healthiest snacks that anyone can eat, due to their high protein content, good fats, and good cholesterol. But for diabetics, they are a particularly healthy choice — no carbs, no sugars, just protein and nutrients. Studies have also suggested that eating two hard boiled eggs a day can help lower your A1C, a measurement of blood sugar.
Yogurt with Berries
You can get yourself a little taste of sweet with this healthy, low-fat, low-carb snack. The berries give you a touch of sweet flavor, while also providing you with an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants. The yogurt also holds some benefits. Studies have proven that yogurt helps lower blood sugar, and yogurt is also an excellent source of protein.
While you don’t want to go hog wild snacking on these nuts, eating a handful of almonds each day is a healthy snack that could have some added benefits. Some studies have shown that almonds can help lower blood sugar over time. Almonds may also decrease insulin, which could also benefit some diabetics.
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