Monday, November 14, 2016

Healthy Snacks for People with Type 2 Diabetes

Healthy Snacks for People with Type 2 Diabetes

For people with type 2 diabetes, planning a meal is important since they need balanced diet to control their blood sugar levels. Eating small portion but frequently is better than eating big portion in one time. The expert said that it is okay for people with type 2 diabetes eat snack as long as it is healthy snacks with enough fibers, protein and fats.


Chicken noodle soup

Criteria of healthy soup for diabetic patient is the soup contains low sodium, small amount of starch carbs, protein and non-starchy vegetables. Make your homemade soup with turkey or fish for protein and wild rice or potatoes (only small amount) for carbs.

Dried fruits and nuts

Dried fruits and nuts contain fiber and protein that would stabilize the blood sugar levels and reduce hunger. Almond and dried cranberries are good example for your healthy snacks. However, you must limit the portion since dried fruits and nuts are rich with calorie too. Don’t eat dried fruits and nuts more than two tablespoons of each, otherwise your blood sugar levels will spike.

Veggie sticks with hummus

Always keep veggie sticks (carrot, paprika, cucumber, celery or broccoli) in your refrigerator with hummus for the dips for snacking times. Hummus are rich with fibers and nutrients that are good to stabilize blood sugar level. But remember hummus also has high calories so make sure you don’t eat more than one-third of a cup. You can substitute hummus with yoghurt if you don’t like hummus’ texture.

Raisin and yoghurt

Raisin are rich with antioxidant which are good to protect your body from free radical agents. But it is also full of carbs though the carbs in raisin do not increase blood sugar level. In fact, raisin can decrease the blood pressure. Combine raisin with low-fat Greek yoghurt then you have healthy snacks for type 2 diabetes patient.


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