The Essential Diabetes Shopping List

Keep your blood sugar levels in check with these food suggestions.

The Essential Diabetes Shopping List

By Toni Gasparis

Certain types of foods are better for your blood sugar than others. If you are diabetic and struggle with finding the right foods to eat or if you have a family history of diabetes, check out these food suggestions for the next time you go to the store. Registered dietitian and author of the book Skinny Liver, Kristin Kirkpatrick has tips and tricks to make sure your trip to the grocery store is beneficial to your overall health.

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Non-Starchy Vegetables

Look for colorful veggies at the supermarket for the healthiest options for diabetes. Make sure to pick out non-starchy vegetables like broccoli, peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes because they have fewer carbohydrates. Additionally, loading up your plate with green leafy veggies is a healthy plus. While you shouldn’t choose vegetables that are too high in carbs, if you’re really craving a potato, Kirkpatrick recommends a sweet potato since it has more vitamins and fiber than a regular potato.

More: 10 Ways to Sneak More Veggies Into Your Meals

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