One of the most important things about having diabetes is the hunt at the supermarket to keep your meals and snacks as healthy as possible for your body. Sometimes it is easy to forget, and throw in random things in the basket that "won't do that much harm", but in reality, we should definitely avoid those things at all costs.
It gets a bit tricky when shopping for meals, but if you go through the following guide you will have a stronger sense of what to pick up next time, and what to leave for the next person.
Fruits & Veggies
It is better for diabetics to choose vegetables without starch, as the carb count will be significantly less.
Low Sugar Vegetables:
Canned vegetables and frozen vegetables are also valid, just check for ones with low sodium or ones that are unsalted! They tend to last much longer than the fresh ones, so don't be discouraged to buy frozen!
Vegetables to Avoid:
Low sugar Fruits:
For those that to do not know what legumes are, it is the food family that is high in protein and fiber but still contains carbs. Some great legumes for diabetics are:
It has been recommended to avoid certain animal products as diabetics, whereas others are perfectly fine to consume.
Animal Products to consume:
Animal products to avoid:
Dairy Products to consume:
Dairy products to avoid:
Many many types of cereal can be chock full of added sugars, chemicals, and all types of things. But there are also many on the market available without anything added.
Cereals to consume:
It is simple to pick up a drink full of sugar and bolus for it. But why go through the trouble when there are many alternatives this day and age? Tip: try to drink something with the least chemicals possible. Detox water made at home is always an awesome choice for a flavored drink!
Drinks to consume:
Drinks to avoid:
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