What Is A Good Snack For Diabetics

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What Are Good Snacks For Diabetics?

This is a great question, as smart snacking can help keep blood sugar and energy levels stable throughout the day and can help prevent overeating at meals, which may lead to weight gain and poor blood sugar control. Here are a few suggestions when it comes to smart snacking for diabetics (and for everyone else for that matter). 1. Limit sugary, highly processed snacks and beverages like chips, cookies, candy, juice, sugary waters and sodas, which can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar often followed by a subsequent crash, which can lead to fatigue and hunger. 2. Try to combine either lean protein (low-fat dairy is especially good) or a healthy fat such as nuts, nut butters or seeds with a healthy source of carbohydrates such as fruit, vegetables or whole grains. 3. Choose higher-fiber foods whenever possible to slow digestion and cause a more gradual rise and fall in blood sugar. Here are a few ideas: 1. Plain, low-fat yogurt topped with 1 to 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts (add non-caloric sweetener as needed) 2. Carrots and hummus (hummus contains olive oil, another healthy fat source) 3. A half-cup of low-fat cottage cheese and an apple 4. Whole-grain crackers with 1 to 2 tablespoo Continue reading >>

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  1. MarineMomX2

    Roadtrip....snacks, what stuff do you take?

    Well the truck is all packed and I'm ready to head to Austin tomorrow and see my son receive his degree at UT/Austin! I've gotten pretty regular when I travel now at packing snacks to prevent those impromptu pull-off's at places like Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, etc.., but still wondering if I'm packing the right kind of things! My handy-dandy insulated bag is packed with:
    2 bananas/2 apples
    2 pks of peanut butter crackers
    1 spicy V-8
    1 pkg of Laughing Cow RF Cheeses(ok, they only have 1g carb/1gsugar/35cal each..figured that's not too bad!)
    1sm jar dill pickles (yeah, I just like them!) lol
    6pk/water - in the cooler
    What kinds of things do you pack for roadtrips?

  2. appleseed

    The problem with most of us is that we still have the cravings that come from riding what I call the Glycemic rollercoaster. We eat a bit of sweetness…(just enough, but not enough to hurt) and then our system starts spiking our insulin, which in turn releases all kinds of goodies into our systems, and the cycle starts again. Why not just stick to low glycemic snacks and foods to begin with?

  3. Pat Roth

    OOhh, I am glad I that I found this post! WE USED to travel some, before I was discovered to be TOO SWEET, now it is only an hour on the road to get to Drs or some of the kids, but I always take something to snack on,,,seems those wheels turning just jazz up my appetite, rather like when you don't have access to any food or nothing to drink, your cravings increase 10 fold! I bought a pkg of little crackers, or cheese/peanut butter crackers, always take my water jug—-might get a diet pop if we stop—sometimes I take one but since it usually hastens my "gotta go" urges, I save it for the end of the trip, or so—-
    I like plain, dry Cheerios too,sometimes sprinkle them with a flavored, salt—-love that sweet and salty mix. Or a pkg of M-M's mixed with nuts. Not enough candy in the mix to hurt, and it is a pleasant surprise to bite into a piece!! Now I am hungry again! haha—PR

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