Foods That Fight Diabetes
This vegetable variety doesn't cause a spike in blood sugar, they go a long way in satisfying your appetite and boosting your intake of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. These vegetables are low in calories and carbs, making them some of the few foods that people with diabetes can enjoy almost with abandon.
In fact, the American Diabetes Association identifies most non-starchy vegetables as low glycemic index (GI) foods with a ranking of 55 or less. What’s more, research conducted by Newcastle University found that a low-calorie diet consisting of non-starchy vegetables successfully reversed type 2 diabetes in patients. Some good non-starchy vegetables include:
Beans: Italian, green, yellow, wax
Green onions or scallions
Greens: beet, collard, dandelion, kale, mustard, turnip
Lettuce: endive, escarole, leaf, Romaine, iceberg
Peppers, all varieties
Snow peas or pea pods
Rich, creamy, and packed with beneficial monounsaturated fat, they slow digestion and help keep blood sugar from spiking after a meal. A diet high in good fats can help reverse insulin resistance, which translates to steadier blood sugar long-term.
Choosing this grain instead of white rice can reduce the rise in blood sugar