I Had No Idea These 15 Foods Won’t Affect My Blood Sugar


People with diabetes are constantly bombarded with foods they should avoid. So much of our diets seem to be based around exclusion, rather than inclusion, and sometimes it can feel like we’re required to deprive ourselves of all the foods we love the most.

All of that emphasis on what we can’t have, can often lead us to obsess over those foods. When we do this it usually makes us a lot more likely to break our good habits and overindulge in the things we know are going to send our blood sugar levels through the roof. And if there’s one thing we’ve heard a lot: it’s all about moderation.

So, what if instead of talking about all of the foods we can’t have, we reverse it? What if we spend some time taking a look at some of the delicious foods we can incorporate into our diets without raising our blood sugar levels? Some of the foods on the list below can stand alone as delicious snacks, and others are yummy ways to spice up a healthy meal. Most even back some added health benefits!

Check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

15. Onion

Not only are onions widely available and relatively inexpensive, they’re flavor is an excellent addition to a variety of meals. These low-cal, low-carb vegetables are full of antioxidants, fiber, manganese, folate, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Recent studies show that they are likely beneficial in lowering blood sugar and cholesterol, and others have shown they could help reduce risk of certain cancers.

Close - up Pile of small gold onion

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.
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