Type 2 diabetes is a disease that causes sugar in the blood vessels to be higher than normal. With diabetes the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes well enough and sugars build up in the blood, which can be detrimental long term to overall health.
Foods/Choices to Include:
- Unprocessed and unrefined foods that are low in added sugars (and sugar overall) and that contain fiber, healthy fat or protein
- Fiber-rich foods: Whole grains and whole wheat products (oats, brown rice, quinoa), fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes
- Healthy fat: Nuts and seeds unrefined oils, avocado
- Magnesium-rich foods: Nuts and seeds, dark green vegetables
- Chromium-rich foods: Whole grains, raw tomatoes and onions, potatoes, broccoli, black pepper
- Nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables: Beets, berries, dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables (Brussels, broccoli, kale), orange and yellow vegetables (carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin), onion, garlic, leeks.
- Herbs and spices: Cinnamon, ginger, fenugreek, turmeric
Foods/Choices to Avoid:
- High sugar and processed foods
- Refined carbohydrates
- Conventional/grain fed meats
- Fried foods
- Whole milk based dairy products
- Cakes, candy, cookies, crackers, pies
- Margarine, lard, non-dairy creamers
- Sugary beverages like soda and fruit juices/drinks that are not fresh
- High sodium foods (more than 250 mg per serving)
- Products like canned soup/vegetables, processed meats
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