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Are Canned Beans Good For Diabetics?

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Best Foods For Type 2 Diabetes

Beans If you’re looking for foods that raise blood-sugar levels slowly and gently like rolling waves, choose high-quality carbohydrates instead of low-quality carbs like refined grains and sugary foods. Whenever possible, you’ll want to couple these carbs with protein and/or healthy fat. Beans (including black, white, navy, lima, pinto, garbanzo, soy, and kidney) are a winning combination of high-quality carbohydrates, lean protein, and soluble fiber that helps stabilize your body’s blood-sugar levels and keeps hunger in check. Beans are also inexpensive, versatile, and virtually fat-free. Continue reading >>

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  1. WilliamEE

    Are canned beans such as Cannellini, Kidney Beans, Butters, etc OK for a low carb diet.
    I have read some conflicting information around the internet.
    Ditto fresh green peas.

  2. gorillamark

    Try the information from this page:
    List of Beans and Other Nutritious Legumes
    Note the warning on the page:
    Avoid: Beans canned with sugars or lard.​
    As a general point if you use canned beans with sauce and that includes chili beans you'll probably get a fair bit of sugar this is particularly true of the cheaper brands. You can undo a lot of the damage by just rinsing all the sauce off leaving you with the plain beans.
    If you have a meter test like mad as different beans will hit your BG with varying degrees of severity ranging from "oh good I can eat lots " to"avoid these ones like the plague".

  3. Bluetit1802

    I would read the nutrition label on the cans, taking note of the total carbs amount.

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