Fiber for Diabetes
Did you know that fiber is an important factor in helping manage or prevent diabetes?
Having a healthy source of fiber at each meal can help prevent spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels. Some fruits that are tasty and rich in fiber are bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, strawberries, and raspberries! Unfortunately, people with severe diabetes may not be able to eat some of those fruits due to their high sugar content. Instead, they can eat different root vegetables, such as carrots and beets, or eat green veggies like broccoli, artichokes, and brussels sprouts. Many nuts, especially almonds, and beans are rich in fiber and protein!
High fiber diets are good for people with diabetes as fiber aids in clearing the digestive tract. Nutrients from food get absorbed more quickly if they are processed by the body faster. This helps keep an excess of sugar from entering the blood during the digestive process.
Give these foods a try during your meals!