Try these diabetes-friendly snacks

They are healthy but tasty as well, so diabetic or not try these snacks

For a diabetic person options to munch on automatically reduce to a few. While the idea is to keep the sugar content in check there are various other factors to be considered. For a person with a high sugar level, it is important that their food or snacks contain fiber, protein, and healthy fats. So while you are dreading the lack of snacking options around to feed the diabetic people, read on to find what all you can.

Hard-Boiled Eggs
This is a super healthy snack for people with diabetes as it is a great source of protein. This helps keep the blood sugar from rising too high. Also, eggs promote fullness which is helpful in managing type 2 diabetes.

Yogurt with fruits
Yogurt anyway is the best probiotic which is good for the gut microbiome and keeps the tummy happy. Also, a healthy gut is good for diabetes, and if paired with seasonal fruit of your choice. A mix of berries is always recommended as the antioxidants reduce inflammation and prevent damage to pancreas cells.

Sprout salad
Not just healthy, but a great snack for diabetic people. Pulses are high in protein and fiber which greatly help in controlling blood sugar. Don’t just eat them raw, spice it up with cucumber, tomatoes, or cottage cheese and sprinkle some salt and lemon juice. You can also try this recipe with boiled beans or chana.

Roasted Chickpeas
A high protein source, they are crunchy and full of fiber. Once you boiled the chickpeas, roast them or air fry them. Then sprinkle some chili, lime, salt and enjoy. Roasted Chickpeas are said to prevent the progression of type 2 diabetes. If not roasted, you can make hummus out of chickpeas and enjoy it with carrot or cucumber.

Whether you are diabetic or not, nothing beat a handful of almonds as they too help in reducing insulin and cholesterol level. They are nutritious, high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats and are convenient to snack on. In fact, other seeds like flax, chia, and pumpkin too can make for a good snack to munch on. But since they are a tad bit high in calories, it is best to have only a handful.

Apple and Peanut Butter
Apple paired with nut butter not only makes for a side sweet dish but is delicious to munch on and is super healthy. An apple is rich in nutrients, vitamin B, C, and potassium, paired with peanut butter gives you vitamin E, magnesium, and manganese. All of which help manage diabetes.

You can also try tofu, avocado on toast, popcorn, chia seed pudding, or oats either in cookie form or with milk.

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