Diabetes-Friendly Foods


Quinoa's fiber and protein make you feel fuller and manage blood sugar. Protein aids glucose absorption and digestion.


Beans include plant protein and soluble fiber, which helps increase satiety and control blood sugar.


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"Oats contain a type of fiber called beta-glucan, which seems to have an anti-diabetic effect  To stand, press your front heel.


Like other beans, chickpeas are a high-fiber legume that can be eaten instead of animal protein 

Wild Rice

Diabetics can eat rice. Wild rice's fiber attracts Anziani. It's an ancient grass grain strong in manganese, zinc, and folate.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are diabetic-friendly since they have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes. 


Anziani suggests dipping veggies or low-carb crackers in hummus instead of high-fat cheese or mayo.Protein and flavor make hummus a low-glycemic snack.

Shirataki Noodle

Diabetics can eat pasta. Yam flour makes low-carb, low-calorie shirataki noodles.These noodles have 0-20 calories per box and can be used in dishes that call for carby noodles.


Resistant starch, a form of carb that goes through the body undigested and feeds your gut microbes, is abundant in lentils.

Lean Chicken

Chicken is lean, satiating, and adaptable, thus Anziani advises it. A palm-sized serving of protein, or 22 grams every meal, is sufficient.


Turkey is ideal for lean protein. Ground turkey has 23 grams of lean protein and zero carbs per 3-ounce serving.

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