5 Foods That Help Control your Blood Sugar

With diabetes, you're always worrying about what you can't eat. For once, let's take a look at what you can eat. These foods are good for helping with blood sugar management.

Oatmeal

The true breakfast of champions, oatmeal is a complex carbohydrate that breaks down slowly in your digestive system, preventing blood sugar spikes. All that soluble fiber can help keep cholesterol low as well. Enjoy it with an egg, some fruit or nuts, and you'll be good to go until lunch.

Coconut Water

Natural coconut water is nature's Gatorade-- it's a great beverage to keep you hydrated and replenish electrolytes without all the sugar and food dye. It also helps maintain blood sugar levels, so it's great for diabetes-- and calorie-free!

Strawberries

Are you looking for something to satisfy those sweet cravings? Grab some strawberries-- they are the fruit with the lowest glycemic index. They have loads of fiber, as well.

A Nice Vinaigrette

Research suggests that vinegar might help lower blood sugar levels after a meal. The high acid level in vinegar slows down the body's absorption of sugars. Have your salad after your meal, and enjoy it with a nice, sugar-free vinegar-based dressing.

Garlic

If you love your Italian foods or can't get enough of garlic in your sauces, then you're doing yourself a favor. Garlic lowers blood sugar and cholesterol. It may also increase your body's natural insulin production.

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