Bean and Seed Grains
If you have diabetes, you don’t have to forbid yourself from eating carbohydrates, you just have to be smart about the carbs you choose to eat. Eating bean, seed, and even nut-based carbs instead of traditional grains can help lower your blood sugar. For example, eating bean pasta instead of whole-wheat pasta or sprouted grain bread instead of wheat bread would be great nutritional swaps to make. Kirkpatrick suggests also creating competition in your body by pairing your carbs with protein or fat in order to stabilize your blood sugar. Carbs transition into glucose in the body to give you energy, but if eaten alone can cause a blood sugar spike in those with diabetes.