15 Best Snacks for Diabetics

Diabetics

Diabetics need to take snacks. Because if you don’t eat for a long time, the blood sugar level can drop completely. Again, no such snacks can be kept in the diet which increases the blood sugar level too much. Biscuits, frequently available in the market, form a major segment of the diabetes-oriented business. I mean diabetic biscuits which are available from different companies. The sad thing is that these biscuits are not as healthy and beneficial as they are made out to be. This article discusses 15 snacks that are healthy for diabetics and will be beneficial in controlling blood sugar levels.

1. Hard-boiled eggs

Eggs are a healthy food for people of all ages. Eating eggs will be beneficial for diabetic patients. Because it contains a very small amount of carbohydrates that do not raise blood sugar levels. Eggs also contain protein and healthy fats that are useful for the body.

Diabetic patients should eat hard-boiled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are slightly lower in carbohydrates than soft-boiled ones. (Réhault-Godbert, 2019)

Diabetic patients should eat one egg with yolk a day. However, patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure should not consume egg yolks without consulting a doctor.

2. Sour Yogurt

Sour yogurt or yogurt is a food rich in probiotics that is beneficial for everyone. Probiotics increase the number of beneficial bacteria living in the gut and these bacteria help regulate blood sugar levels. (Elliott, 2023)

3. Nuts

Almonds are a very important food in the list of healthy snacks. There are different types of nuts (peanuts, walnuts, walnuts, pistachios and cashews).

You can develop a habit of eating a handful of almonds every day. Almonds contain healthy fats, vitamins, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants that are beneficial for diabetics.

4. Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds contain healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidant properties. Sunflower seeds make a great snack to help control diabetes.

The price of sunflower seeds is relatively high. One food you can get cheap or free from the kitchen pantry is pumpkin seeds. This beech can be fried dry without oil which will be very beneficial for diabetic patients.

5. Avocado

Eating avocado as a snack is beneficial for diabetics. It contains fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties that help control diabetes.

Avocado is a high-calorie fruit and it is not necessary to keep it in the daily diet as it is a bit expensive. But it’s good to eat occasionally.

6. Apple

Apple is a fruit rich in antioxidants which are beneficial for the body. An apple can be included in the list of daily snacks for diabetics.  So eat green apples.

7. Fried Chickpeas

Fried chickpeas are a very readily available food that can be great snacks for diabetic patients. They are low in carbohydrates. However, it is rich in fiber and good-quality protein that helps control diabetes.

8. Oats

Oats are a high-fiber food that helps keep the stomach full for longer. Oats help control blood sugar levels. Oats can be mixed with bananas and milk. But no more than one banana and those at risk of heart disease should consume low-fat or fat-free milk.

9. Dates

Although dates are a carbohydrate-rich food, they can be eaten as snacks for diabetics. But not in excessive quantity, rather a maximum of 7 to 8 dates should be eaten in a day.

Dates are not only carbohydrates but also rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial for diabetics.

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There are many varieties of dates with relatively less sweet dates to eat.

10. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have gained popularity for weight loss. Chia seeds play a role in controlling blood sugar levels when consumed.

Take a little water or milk in a small bowl and mix one tablespoon of chia seeds in it. If left for a while, the mixture will thicken. Adding some fruits (strawberries) can be eaten as a healthy snack.

11. Chira and Muri

A very accessible and healthy snack for diabetics can be Chira or Muri. Almost everyone has Chira and muri in their house.

You can eat Chira or Muri mixed with banana and milk or you can eat it with onion, green chillies, and oil. But it is better not to eat too much. And of course, sugar, honey or molasses should not be eaten.

12. Seasonal fruits

Seasonal fruits are available in our country which are rich in nutrients. Vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants in them play many beneficial roles for the body.

Most of the seasonal fruits are sweet which means they can raise the blood sugar level. Especially mango, kathal, litchi, pineapple, watermelon, safeda, etc. Therefore, diabetic patients should not be deprived of the benefits of seasonal fruits.

Seasonal fruits can be eaten as snacks. But it must be in moderation. Especially sweet fruits should be eaten in very small quantities. For example: 3 to 4 cells of jackfruit or 1 ripe mango, 1 slice of watermelon, etc. There is no problem if you eat more jam, bell, papaya, Amra, latkon, and guava.

13. vegetables

Vegetables are the lowest calorie and most nutritious food. Diabetic patients can eat a bowl of vegetables as snacks or eat tomatoes, cucumbers, raw papaya, carrots, etc. as a salad to get benefits.

14. Soup

Soup can be eaten as a snack for diabetics. It will reduce hunger and provide protein. But there is no fear of rising blood sugar levels. Try making healthy chicken soup at home.

15. Green Tea

Any type of snack is not satiated without having something like a drink. You can drink tea or coffee. Drinking green tea will be most beneficial. But it must be without sugar.

Final Thoughts:

Today diabetes is a deadly disease. There is no alternative to awareness to eradicate it from society. Every person should follow the rules of food awareness and lifestyle. Once diagnosed with diabetes, it is not easy to eradicate from life. So there is no way without awareness about how to prevent this killer disease from the beginning. So in conclusion, conscious life is the only way to live.

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