Snacks are packed with oil, carbs and especially sugar. Mostly snacks increase the blood sugar or send insulin level through the roof.
Although snacks are delicious and tasty but very dangerous for diabetic patients. If they avoid sugar then they have to take crabs and oil in the form of snacks. It may increase the blood cholesterol level.
Here we are discussing 13 snacks for type II diabetics. It may help such patients to take healthy and delicious snacks.
Nuts are healthy snacks. Although they have fats and calories but they have high quality fats. As well as calories are concerned to take a small amount of nuts almost handful is enough. Actually nuts are rich in fiber that controls the appetite.
Add a small handful of nuts like almonds, pecans and cashew that are good for type II diabetics.
2. Hard Boiled Eggs
Eggs carry proteins and best for a busy schedule. Especially busy mothers suffering diabetes forget themselves in their busy routine. The high quality protein, fats and zero carbohydrates make it a good snack even a healthy breakfast. It can be prepared hardly ten to twelve minutes while you are doing another task.
Just take water and add a pinch of salt into it. Put egg and boil it. Enjoy and satisfy your hunger as well as get proteins.
3. Hummus with Raw Veggies
Simple, easy and basic is sometimes the best. It is very suitable for your health to eat in raw and natural form. Hummus is high in fiber which makes you full. On the other hand, it has healthy fats and low carbs which is good for diabetic patients.
Add about half cup of hummus with raw veggies in your diet. Veggies may include cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, cabbage etc.
4. Baby Carrots
Carrots are good for health. Take a good amount of carrots and be healthy. Almost 8 to 12 carrots are a good amount and contain only 25 grams of carbohydrates. Carrots consist of fiber, beta carotene or antioxidants that make you fuller and maintain the blood sugar level.
5. Popcorn made in Coconut Oil
Popcorn is mostly used as snacks. People enjoy it while watching television. It is one of the best snacks especially for diabetic patients. It is rich in fiber and healthy for type II diabetes. It takes hardly five minutes to prepare.
Prepare it in coconut oil and enjoy it. It does not only satisfy your hunger but also your taste buds.
6. Non-Fat Cottage Cheese
The people who are diabetic, it is good to take proteins rather than taking sugar and calories. A good thing about non-fat cottage cheese is its richness in protein and low in calories. The proteins present in it make you full.
Non-fat cottage cheese has low calories rather than normal cheese. So it is not only good for diabetics but also for normal people.
7. Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter
Rice cake itself is tasty but you take with peanut butter than it is delicious as well as healthy. But remember peanut butter should be free from hydrogenated oils. Do not take the heavy amount and just spread lightly on the rice cake. It will be less than 150 calories.
8. Apple and Oranges
For diabetic patients the processed sugar is fatal. But to take sugar from natural way is much less pronounced. Apples and oranges are also contained sugar however the high fiber intake covers its consumption for diabetic patients.
Remember to take fruits as a whole with its skin. Because when skin is removed than fiber has been taken out. Juices and fruit bowl may be worse for blood sugar level so try to eat fruits with skin.
9. Greek Yogurt + Protein Powder
Simple yogurt is full of fats but Greek yogurt has Probiotics and high protein content. Now some brands are launched that especially specify low in sugar. It has sugar less than 10 grams per serving.
The diabetic patients usually do not take sugar so by adding protein powder in the Greek yogurt give a treat to taste buds. The addition of protein powder adds 10- 15 grams of protein in already high protein yogurt.
10. Chicken and Veggie Soup
Soup is rich in nutritional value and gives the feeling of full. Simply take a cup of water and boil chicken into it. Take out the chicken and shred it. Meanwhile add low calories vegetables like carrot, cabbage, cauliflower capsicum etc, salt and black pepper into the water.
For thickness, corn flour can be added. It is one of the healthiest, satiating and diabetic friendly snacks.
11. Fresh Berries
Fresh berries help to regulate the blood sugar level and good for diabetic patients. The high flavonoids content which regulates sugar level, on the other hand, berries provide crucial antioxidants which your body needs desperately.
Fresh berries include blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. One serving is enough as a snack every day. Try to add fresh berries in your diet. It keeps you healthy and satiated.
12. Albacore Tuna
Tuna is known for its nutritious value. It is truly great snacks and satisfies the taste buds also. For tuna lovers who are also suffering in type II diabetes, it is good to take because it provides omega-3 fatty acids that help to level blood sugar.
But make sure it is albacore tuna. It is better to use the albacore tuna of an organic brand if you can afford.
13. Dark Chocolate
There is a misconception that the diabetic patients cannot use chocolate. Well to some extent it is correct. But one thing that is noticeable is that dark chocolate is different from simple chocolate.
Dark chocolate has cocoa and high flavonoids that are good to maintain the blood sugar level and improve insulin sensitivity. It also drops fasting blood glucose and blunt cravings.
These 13 snacks are good for taste buds as well as health wise of diabetic patients. Many people have cured their diabetes by using all above as snacks and now they are living insulin free. Well, it is a great achievement.