Use Natural Fiber to control blood sugar and win your battle with diabetes.
What to eat and what not to eat when trying to deal with diabetes… tips and tricks for getting enough fiber in your diet
to make a difference in whether you control your blood sugar and dealing with diabetes are included here.
Tip: Fiber-rich foods have been shown to be very effective in helping to control blood sugar levels and thus control diabetes.
One of the best ways to get enough fiber in your diet starts at the beginning of your day… by having a fiber rich in breakfast.
Tip: It's always important to stick to a diet when you have diabetes… so: Start your day with a high-fiber breakfast.
The secret to choosing a healthy breakfast.
There are plenty of boxed and fast-paced cereals available, but the best ones are the most fiber and therefore «okay» to eat with such as old oatmeal or wheat cream.
Here are a few suggestions from the USDA.gov Fiber Diet List that will get you started.
Tip: Oatmeal (whole grain), Plain Cheerios and Raisin Bran in the box are listed.
Tip: Make pancakes or waffles with whole-grain or buckwheat flour and top with freshly picked apples, raisins or berries or nuts to increase fiber content.
Tip: It is best to leave the apple peel for good fiber products.
Lunch… Your next opportunity to add fiber.
Lunch is your second meal of the day and is often hard to control! These tips and tips can help simplify some of these options.
Tip: If you have to «Eat Out» and can't go with your homemade food, then for sandwiches choose ones made with whole wheat, oatmeal, oat bran or rye bread.
Many ethnic foods usually contain dishes containing beans, peas and lentils with fiber and sometimes have more protein due to the use of beans.
Tip: This means that Taco Bell may be on the «Fast Food» list!
Tip: Soups made from dried beans, lentils, bulgur and barley are excellent additions to your fiber list. Look for dishes with brown rice or whole wheat pasta.
Tip: Check out the Olive Garden for their soup and salad menu. Panera can also make a list as you can get 1/2 of a sandwich made with high fiber bread as well as soup or salad.
Tip: Check your options. Most restaurants now have information available on the «news» of calories, fats, fiber and so on.
Salads are the most popular choice at any time of the day. Raw fruits and vegetables have it all… they are high in fiber, nutritious due to the «live» phyto nutrients and low calories.
Tip: Look at your salad dressing and ask for olive oil and vinegar on the side of your salad dressing or to buy and go with one of the almost calorie “mini” salad dressings. many, but it tastes great!
This recipe adds some food or Small Meals… your 3 O'clock snack.
Here you can enjoy it! Adding these small meals keeps your metabolism active so blood sugar is kept equal to spikes and lower levels. This is your goal when you are trying to use food to deal with diabetes.
Tip: Homemade nuts made from nuts, raisins, seeds, other dried fruits and grains are good. Some dried fruits are high in sugar so weigh and pay attention to the number of calories.
A great place to combine protein, carbs and fats is the Zone Bar. If you are Chocolate and almonds, this is a winner. Of course, thanks to almonds and whole grains in the bar you get your fiber.
Tip: The safest option would be Apple with skin and other almonds or sunflower seeds.
Tip: Small Orange, Blueberries, Strawberries or Pear accompanied by cottage cheese or yogurt is another great way to add fiber and protein.