Best snacks for people with type 2 diabetes
Diabetes can lead to a wide range of symptoms including high blood pressure, circulation issues, kidney damage, blindness, and skin problems. But the right diet can help manage these symptoms.
Healthful snacks for people with diabetes can keep blood sugar in check. They may also help reduce the severity of diabetes symptoms such as high blood pressure.
Eating right can feel daunting, particularly at first, but people with diabetes can continue enjoying a wide range of snacks.
Foods high in protein
High-protein foods include nuts, legumes, animal products such as eggs and cheese, and alternatives to meat such as tofu and mushrooms.
Healthful snacks for people with diabetes that are satisfying and rich in protein include:
apples or celery with almond butter
almonds, walnuts, or pistachios
trail mix, particularly if it doesn't contain sweetened ingredients
plain yogurt, particularly Greek yogurt
low-sodium cottage cheese mixed with fresh fruit
diced avocado and cherry tomatoes
snap peas or other raw veggies with hummus
Several of these options can work well as both sweet and savory snacks. Honey-roasted chickpeas provide a good balance of sweet and savory. Nuts can be paired with slices of cheese or dried fruit. Adding nuts or fruit can also make yogurt sweeter or more savory.
For the turkey roll-ups, people can use thinly sliced turkey or lettuce to replace the pita. Adding hummus and vegetables makes for a hearty snack.
Vegetables, legumes, and nuts are excellent sources of fiber. Whole grains, oats, and some fruits are as Continue reading