If you are looking for a list of foods diabetics can eat you have come to the right place. Diet is the most important way for diabetic, hypoglycemic, and insulin resistant patients to manage their sugar issues. The best plan of attack for these folks is to start with a low fat / anti-inflammatory diet.
Once you understand the basics of a plant-based anti-inflammatory diet you can go deeper. One of the most damaging problems to a diabetic's body is the inflammation caused by unchecked high blood sugar. If you are trying to reverse diabetes, it is extremely important to also control your inflammation. I have a page that lists foods diabetics should avoid, but this page instead focuses on food you can eat.
What you are looking for is raw vegetables. Raw vegetables do not cause wild sugar spikes and swings. Organic vegetables are not genetically-modified and cause a lot less inflammation than non-organic veggies.
Meat is highly inflammatory and really should not be eaten by anyone, especially diabetics and those with other autoimmune conditions.
I cannot stress this point enough. If you want to reverse your diabetes, you cannot eat meat or dairy products! Often these are what contributed to the development of your issues in the first place.
Some people refuse to give up eating meat, so these are the less unhealthy choices. If you do choose to eat meat, eat small portions and cut back on how many times per week you eat it. Consider making it a condiment rather than the focus of your meals. Always choose organic and hormone-free:
Coconut products are not really a diabetic's best friend and should be mostly avoided. Most sites on the internet claim they are at the top of the list for foods diabetics can eat because coconuts are low carb and low glycemic.
The issue is they are loaded with fat and too much oil, that will cause you to develop insulin resistance and lipotoxicity. Although it is a healthier oil, it should be mostly avoided or only used in very small amounts. If used very sparingly you can use any of these products.
Any fruit is great as long as you eat it raw or frozen. One of the best choices is berries.They are excellent low carbohydrate/low calorie foods diabetics can eat. Although berries are great, they are one of the most susceptible to pesticides so make sure you buy organic.
Some people are highly sensitive to nuts, so be careful here. Make sure your doctor runs a food sensitivity test first and clears you to eat these. These are the lowest net carb nuts that have a low inflammatory index. A small amount of nuts is fine, but be careful here, they are loaded with fat. Fat and oils will facilitate diabetes, so eat these very sparingly.
Click here to see all the inflammatory foods diabetics should be avoiding.
Click here to see the ideal anti-inflammation diabetic diet.
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