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Many people live with pre-diabetes, diabetes, or other conditions that affect blood sugar and for those who do, diet is a huge part of maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. If looking to manage your blood sugar levels, finding the right foods to aid your journey is essential. Predominantly, this means reducing sugar and refined carbohydrates. Indeed, dietary changes and weight loss can even reverse type 2 diabetes without the need for medical intervention.
Which foods are good for blood sugar management?
There are some obvious candidates here. Healthy greens, seafood, nuts, fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut. But what many low carb diets lack are those bulkier, filling foods: Breads, rice, potatoes, pasta, etc.
How can Lo-Dough help with blood sugar management?
Luckily, Lo-Dough is here to fill that void, allowing you to eat the foods you crave while still maintaining or lowering your blood sugar. Below are some of the foods most well known for managing blood sugar, along with some Lo-Dough recipes to help you combine them into low carb, low-sugar meals that are delicious and nutritious.
Broccoli and blood sugar
A vegetable never far from any list of healthy foods, Broccoli has been shown to help with the reduction of blood sugar levels. According to Healthline (and backed up by studies), ‘sulforaphane-rich broccoli extract has powerful anti-diabetic effects, helping enhance insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar and markers of oxidative stress.’
Seafood and omega-3 oils/blood sugar control
According to the American Diabetes Association,’ Omega-3 fats may help to reduce the risk of heart disease and inflammation. Fish high in these healthy fats are sometimes referred to as "fatty fish." Salmon is well known in this group. Other fish high in omega-3 are herring, sardines, mackerel, trout and albacore tuna.’
Not only that, all fish and seafood can help with blood sugar control. As a healthy source of protein, it helps slow digestion and prevents blood sugar spikes after meals, as well as increases feelings of satiety (fullness).
Berries help manage blood sugar too!
Healthline reports that ‘Numerous studies have linked berry intake with improved blood sugar control. Berries are loaded with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and they make an excellent choice for people with blood sugar management issues.
A 2019 study found that eating 2 cups (250 grams) of red raspberries with a high carb meal significantly reduced post-meal insulin and blood sugar in adults with prediabetes, compared with a control group.
Avocado reduces blood sugar spikes
With so few carbohydrates, high fibre content, and healthy fat, people with diabetes can enjoy avocado in moderation without the stress of raising their blood sugar levels.
As Medical News Today notes, ‘pairing an avocado with other foods may help reduce blood sugar spikes too. Its fat and fibre content takes longer to digest and slows the absorption of other carbohydrates at the same time.’