5. Lentils and Beans
As we know that protein and fibers prove to be healthy even for diabetics and what can be a better diet than lentils and beans which are rich protein and fiber sources for the diabetics.
A half-cup of cooked lentils serving can provide 9 grams of proteins and 8 grams of fiber along with the 18 grams of carbs they provide.
According to FDA guidelines, 3 grams of fiber per serving is considered as a satisfactory amount from any source, whereas, 5 grams or more is considered to be an excellent source. Beans, being a rich source of proteins, are often supplied as a canned product. You get the same amount of proteins and other benefits from dried or canned beans as you get from the cooked ones.
You would also want to rinse the canned beans before use as it will help eliminate almost 40% of sodium. “The Natural Way to Beat Diabetes” is a book by Rodale publishers where it is explained what to eat and what not to eat to prevent the effects of diabetes or even reverse the effects of diabetes.
6. Sweet Potatoes
One cup of cubed sweet potatoes has 4 grams of fibers in it. It is now well-established that the orange variety of these potatoes is more digestible and favorable to diabetes patients than the white potatoes.
Due to its rich fiber content, this variety doesn’t let the blood sugar levels to rise abruptly. Like winter squash, they also have beta-carotene in them and a single serving of these sweet potatoes helps you meet the body’s demand for the whole day.