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Posted By Tom Lennnon on Nov 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Healthy food ideas to keep eating right fun...


Eating nutritious foods doesn't have to be boring! In honor of National Diabetes Month, here are some foods to incorporate into your diet to stay on track and keep things interesting. Keep in mind that you should always eat particular foods in moderation. It's important to note that big servings won't help your blood sugar and will cause diabetics to use more insulin to counteract the amount of food you ate.

1) Beans are very high in fiber (a half a cup has roughly 7 grams of fiber.) Fiber is good to consume because it makes you full. Beans are also a great source of protein and calcium, while also helping lower your cholesterol. Furthermore, beans are great for diabetics because they keep your blood sugar steady.

2) Salmon helps reduce inflammation in the body and it improves a diabetic's insulin resistance. Not to mention that salmon is an amazing source of protein. The best part of eating salmon is that eating 3oz can give you 1,800 mg of omega 3 fatty acids which can help fight heart disease. Amazing!

3) Barley is considered one of the healthiest grains that a lot of people are not eating. It has a large amount of fiber which helps you feel full. Barley also helps steady your blood sugar.

4) Oats are a superfood for diabetes. Oats help stabilize your blood sugar and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). Quick oats are a fantastic option when you need a quick snack or breakfast for on-the-go.

5) Dates are very high in fiber and help maintain your blood sugar. If you want the perfect snack, this fruit is the one for you! Dates are packed with antioxidants and help keep your stomach satisfied in-between meals.

6) Beat greens and turnip greens are great for the heart AND again, are amazing sources of fiber to add to your diet.

7) Lentils are a power food that has plentiful amounts of protein, a great non-meat option for any vegetarians out there! Plus, one cup of lentils equals 16 grams of fiber - a win-win!

Happy munching on these amazing food options! Let us know in the comments below if you add any of these yummy items into your weekly diet.

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