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Saturday, March 26, 2016

These 7 Carbs Are Good For Diabetes

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People with diabetes have trouble dealing with sugars and foods that break down into sugar. Certain cells called beta cells don't get the signal to start producing insulin. Carbs can help stimulate the production of insulin, but not all carbs are good.

These 7 carbs are good for diabetes

What makes them better than other carbs is the fact that they are high in fiber and unprocessed. Fiber is important because it helps slow down any spikes in sugar. So, eat lots of these 7 good carbs.

  1. Oatmeal: Plain oats are high in fiber and are able to lower blood sugar levels.
  2. Brown rice: Fiber rich brown rice contains all 3 parts of the grain, not just one like white rice. That makes them rich in fiber, and fiber slows down the rate at which carbohydrates enter the blood stream.
  3. Sweet potatoes: This vegetable is also high in fiber, and you can spice it up with a little almond butter and cinnamon.
  4. Beans and lentils: Just a half a cup of beans and lentils contain 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber. They also have potassium which helps control blood pressure.
  5. Blueberries: This fruit has up to 5 antioxidants that help control blood sugar. But be sure to get the wild blueberries; they are healthier than normal blueberries.
  6. Yogurt: Plain 2 percent fat yogurt has carbs and proteins, but it also has calcium. Calcium is important for diabetics because they generally have problems with bone density.
  7. Freekah: Freekah is a cereal food made from green wheat that is roasted. It is high in protein, fiber and B vitamins.

Read more about good carbs at www.rd.com/health/healthy-eating/healthy-carbs/
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