11 Superfoods for a Nutritious and Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Diet

10. Nuts

Unsalted and unprocessed nuts are the go-to staple for an energizing pick-me-up snack between your regular meals. Experts recommend the consumption of unsalted nuts due to their impressive concentration of healthy fats, fiber and protein, which promotes satiation.

These nutrients aid in regulating blood sugar levels as high doses of magnesium, which aids in fighting off insulin resistance. However, experts strongly recommend consuming no more than a one-ounce serving per day because nuts tend to pack a lot of calories.

One-ounce would roughly make up around 18 cashews or even 24 almonds.

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11. Whole Grains

Whole grains, such as barley, oats, quinoa and brown rice, despite being loaded with carbs, are impressively rich in fiber, which is digested with a slow-burning mechanism that is much slower than the digestion rate of fiber-less refined carbs, found in white breads and rice.

Adding whole grains to your daily diet will bring about remarkable improvements in blood sugar regulation. However, be sure to consume mindful portions for 1/3 portion of cooked whole grains pack up 15 grams of carbs.

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