Essential Foods for Staying Healthy with Diabetes


One of the best ways for seniors with diabetes to live a healthier life is by eating right. Check out our list of must-have foods, shopping tips, and resources.  — Posted On 04 Dec 2012 By : Sarah Stevenson

Source: Essential Foods for Staying Healthy with Diabetes

Foods That Belong on Every Diabetic’s Shopping List

So what can seniors with diabetes eat? Here’s a sampling of foods to fill your shopping cart:

  • Healthy carbohydrates: whole-grain breads, rice, and cereals; legumes, such as beans, peas, and lentils; fruits and vegetables; low-fat dairy products.
  • Fiber: oatmeal, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, wheat bran.
  • Fruits and Vegetables: pick a variety—the CDC recommends dark green veggies such as broccoli and spinach, orange veggies like carrots and sweet potatoes, and plenty of beans and peas.
  • Lean Proteinlow-fat or nonfat dairy, skinless poultry, fish, lean cuts of beef and pork.
  • “Good” Fats: eat these in sparing amounts — avocados, olives, nuts

 

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