The Top 10 Low-Carb Foods for Diabetics
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If you want to keep your blood sugar levels nice and even, it’s crucial that you know which carbs are good for you, and which ones to avoid. So, in this video, we’ll reveal the TOP 10 LOW CARB FOODS FOR DIABETICS.
#10. Meats and Eggs
Meats are all excellent for muscle and cell function and give you a nice source of energy without paying the cost of high carbs.
Meanwhile, eggs are a versatile food that many consider being “nature’s perfect food.” It’s packed with nutrients that can help your eyes and brain. It also has choline that is crucial to building cells in the body and reducing the risk of heart disease and fights inflammation.
Seafood is practically zero-carb, and they’re also chock-full of vitamins B12, D, and iodine. The most prevalent nutrient in seafood would be omega-3, which is crucial to brain function and boosting your mood, improving eyesight, and cutting down the risk of heart disease.
Asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse containing fiber, vitamin C, K, folate, and protein. This has a positive impact on cardiovascular health and it’s one of your best allies in fighting diabetes.
Kale is highly regarded as a low-carb superfood as it's very low in calories and rich in fiber but it’s also high in nutrients, such as vitamins A, B6, C, and K.
This low-calorie, low-carb superfood got a ton of health benefits because it’s packed with essential nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, K1, B6, folate, niacin, and high-monounsaturated fatty acids . These prevent disease, improve digestion, lower cholesterol, fight cancer, and manage your weight better.
Strawberries are low in carbs, filled with vitamin C, manganese, Vitamin B9, and folate. They’re also packed with plant-based chemicals that control blood sugar and also have antioxidants that reverse cell damage and lower the risk of cancer.
Most nuts and seeds are good for low-carb dieters. Almonds increase your antioxidant intake and help with controlling your blood sugar because of their magnesium content. Increasing the intake of this essential mineral improves one's glucose levels and insulin functions.
#3. Greek Yogurt
Also known as strained yogurt, this is an excellent low-carb food that has less sugar and loaded with probiotics which are great for gut health and digestion. Greek yogurt also offers a generous helping of protein which helps build muscle, bones, skin, and other vital organs.
#2. Healthy Oils
Another low-carb option is healthy oils that contain medium-chain fats that fall under the monosaturated category. These types of oils are naturally easier to burn off and will less likely turn into stored fat.
#1. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate has way less sugar and more nutrients that are excellent for diabetics. Consuming this low-carb treat also helps greatly in reducing inflammation and the risk of heart disease, thanks to a heart-friendly compound called flavanols.
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Avocado and Dark Chocolate
Avocado and Dark Chocolate
When are people going to make videos with important information without noisy jangly music drowning out the vital advice?
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Dark chocolate and avocado
My favorite is avocado, thanks for the very useful information, more power…
I am dr d k jain
I stopped just a little way into the video. I hate people giving harmful info to diabetics. If you’re a diabetic you shouldn’t be concerned with keeping a stable blood sugar by eating complex carbs. You should be reducing total carb intake to the bare minimum. Besides meat, seafood and fats(butter, eggs, cheese, nuts and seeds) here’s what you should be eating. Greens of all varieties, summer squash, mushrooms, okra, asparagus, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, and small amounts of peppers, tomatoes, onions as they are moderate carb foods. Fruit, perhaps half a small avocado from time to time. I allow myself a small square of dark chocolate every day or so. Most chocolate has carbs, even plain cocoa has carbs. No fruit, grains, potatoes, corn, rice, beans. This should allow your doctor to reduce the amount of insulin you require and for some to be able to eliminate the need for added insulin completely. It’s a healthy diet that can be followed for life. I’m on year 30 now and have blood work done twice a year to check for any issues as I get older.
AND? SO WHAT?
I’m a new diabetic and struggling… You’ve eliminated so much in your diet, what do you eat?
@Jda1dog98 I pretty much covered that in my reply. I eat beef, pork, poultry, seafoods, fats(butter, cheese, eggs, nuts, seeds, olives, meat fats), fresh low carb vegetables. My day typically starts with eggs and pork ( bacon, sausage, ham). I do make some really good pancakes that are mostly whipped egg whites with the yolks and a few other ingredients mixed in. There’s some good recipes for egg type rolls. A local store now carries keto bread that is zero carbs but as a diabetic you should test for reactions to things like that. For lunch I eat tuna or sardines or ham or chicken, perhaps a mixed green salad or some pickled vegetables. Dinner is a meat or seafood and two servings of low carb vegetables. Total carbs for the day around 12. You can buy miracle noodles or rice that is zero carb. It’s a bit chewy and not much taste but likely safe for you to eat. There are around two dozen low carb vegetables and I alternate as much as possible. You need to get a chart of carbs and serving size for most vegetables. I try to keep the serving carbs to below five each. A normal dinner might be a serving of fresh salmon, asparagus, sauteed yellow squash. If you’re taking insulin work with your doctor before reducing your carbs to make sure the insulin is adjusted safely. In all honesty you have to decide the type of diet you’ll eat. Most doctors are suggesting a diet that contains whole grains and some fruit. Then they figure how much insulin they need to prescribe and say that’s done. The other train of thought is to reduce carbs as much as possible so you are able to reduce the amount of insulin you require or in some cases eliminate it fully. Then again that’s a job for your doctor to determine. Whichever you try remember to check the carbs on every single thing you eat until you learn what’s safe and what isn’t.