What Can I Eat?

Some foods affect people differently, but for the most part there is a common set of foods that are pushed to help with diabetic diets. Obviously you want to stay away from sugars and anything high in fats. These can only make your condition worse.

To help give you some insight on some foods and what is good for you, please see a list below of the most low carb options available:

Vegetables

  • Bell Peppers – 9g of carbs/per cup
  • Broccoli – 6g of carbs/per cup
  • Asparagus – 8g of carbs/per cup
  • Mushrooms – 2g of carbs/per cup
  • Zucchini – 4g of carbs/per cup
  • Spinach – 7g of carbs/per cup
  • Avocados – 13g of carbs/per cup
  • Cauliflower – 5g of carbs/per cup
  • Green Beans – 10g of carbs/per cup
  • Lettuce – 2g of carbs/per cup
  • Cucumbers – 4g of carbs/per cup
  • Tomatoes – 6g of carbs/per cup

Fruits

  • Plums – 8g of carbs/per cup
  • Watermelon – 10g of carbs/per cup
  • Strawberries – 13g of carbs/per cup
  • Blackberries – 14g of carbs/per cup
  • Raspberries – 15g of carbs/per cup
  • Peaches – 15g of carbs/per cup
  • Oranges – 16g of carbs/per cup

Most all meats are low in carbs. Just choose wisely in eating the leanest available. Also, when eating breads, you should seek out wheat or whole grains. These digest slower, allowing your blood sugar levels to not experience the spikes seen in your average bread products. Also, note that when eating dairy product, try and keep the fat intake as low as possible. The goal here is to avoid high sugar levels but also to maintain a healthy weight.

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