Spinach, tomatoes and berries, oh my! Don’t you just love the fresh taste of summer? Did you know these are some of the best foods to eat if you are diabetic? In a recent article in USA Weekend, Peggy Noonan lists the “10 super foods to fight diabetes.” Super foods are those loaded with the vitamins and minerals that are most important to people with diabetes or a pre-diabetic condition. These nutrients include vitamins A, C and E, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Most of the super foods are also high in fiber. Fiber is important because it helps you to feel full longer reducing a possible spike in blood sugar levels.Summer is a great time to make simple changes to improve your health. Take a walk. Drink lots of iced tea and enjoy the sweet, fresh, satisfying tastes of the season.
The Top 10 Super Foods for Diabetics
2. Spinach and dark green leafy vegetables
3. Citrus fruits
4. Sweet potatoes
7. Fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids
8. Whole grains
10. Fat-free milk and yogurt
We’ll share a few fresh healthy recipes that feature super food ingredients in the coming weeks before the end of summer.