9 Diabetes-Friendly Snacks To Keep Sugar Levels Under Control
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When someone is a diabetic, major lifestyle changes are needed to regulate the sugar levels. From exercising regularly to taking medications as well as modifying  eating habits becomes imperative. While meals can be wholesome, it is the mid-meal snacking that needs to be made healthy. Here is the list of nine simple snacks that won't raise your blood sugar and are tasty and healthy too. 

1. Nuts

We all know that nuts contain a lot of nutrients. From cashews to walnuts. all of them are filling and low in carbs. Pick a handful of nuts including almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts cashew, pistachios, peanuts and toss them. Be cautious about salt and remember to opt for unsalted varieties. They are tasty as well as good for controlling blood sugar due to their fibre and protein content. 

2. Apples With Peanut Butter

The combo is delicious as well as healthy. According to American Diabetes Association(ADA), apples are very beneficial for diabetic people as they contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Cut an apple and spread a light layer of peanut butter on it. You can also  replace peanut butter with almond or cashew butter.  

3. Hummus

This Middle-Eastern dip is full of fibre and protein which is made with chickpeas. Apart from being delicious, it can also help in maintaining sugar level. It can be paired with any veggies or whole-grain crackers as a dip or spread to satisfy both your stomach as well as taste buds. 

4. Eggs 

One of the most versatile foods, egg can be your go-to meal but for diabetic patients, it becomes a super food as it controls sugar level in the long run and serves as a filling snack. 

  5. Yogurt 

Yogurt is low in carbs and metabolizes foods that contain sugar. Therefore, it can become a healthy snack when mixed with some fresh fruits or veggies. It can be stored in the fridge for more than a week, so you can grab it whenever you want.  

6. Popcorn 

Did you know these cute little movie partners can also be your friend in managing sugar level? Air-popped popcorn is good for controlling sugar level as it is low in calories and high in fibre. This healthy whole grain snack can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime.  

7. Avocado 

You can pair the yummy and healthy fruit with whole grain toast or eat it as it is. It is loaded with fibre and healthy fat that can satisfy all your snack cravings along with keeping your blood sugar within limit. There are other delicious recipes as well like avocado smash and smoothie which you can try at home. 

8. Tuna 

Being a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, tuna can become a delicious snack when paired with onions and yogurt. It will keep your stomach full for a longer period along with managing your sugar level. It can also be paired with whole grain toast or crackers for a healthy snack.  

9. Cheese 

If you also get midnight cravings, do include cheese in your bedtime snacks. It is loaded with protein that can keep you full for the whole night along with maintaining sugar level. But remember to opt for low-fat cheese like mozzarella and cottage. You can pair it with whole grain cracker or a bowl of fruit.

Diabetes restricts us from eating by choice but alternatives are always available that can satisfy your cravings. Therefore, try these delicious snacks and stay healthy.