The Power of Superfoods
Superfoods are foods that everyone should be incorporating into their diets each day because of their amazing nutritional value. Foods for diabetics may be different than for people who don’t have to keep a vigilant watch on their blood sugar, but superfoods should not only be a requirement in a diet for diabetics they should be a requirement for everyone!
A diet for diabetics means eating foods with a low glycemic index and in more suitable portions. The following superfoods all have a low glycemic index. So… enjoy!
Beans are a great superfood. They provide a terrific source of magnesium and potassium. And, because they are very high in fiber, they are quite filling and can easily make a meal.
Dark leafy vegetables are an amazing superfood and deliver tons of nutrition while staying very low in calories and carbohydrates. Spinach and kale are very beneficial and can easily be incorporated into your diet for diabetics. Add some kale and spinach to your favorite soup and increase its nutritional value.
When craving a starchy vegetable, switching your potato from regular white to sweet will boost your vitamin A and fiber. Not to mention these are also much lower on the glycemic index. An option but a huge following is MonaVie.com with acai, a top superfood.
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries all are heralded as superfoods for the antioxidant power each little fruit possesses. Loaded with vitamins and fiber, throw them into a smoothie with low-fat yogurt and you’ve just made an incredible light snack loaded with nutrition.
Reach for a piece of citrus fruit the next time you are in need of a snack. Grapefruits, oranges, lemons and limes are powerhouses of nutrition and will give you your fiber and vitamin C intake for the day.
Finding new ways of incorporating healthier foods into your diet will not only help you stay on the low glycemic index for your diabetes, they will also do a “super” job in helping your mind, heart and overall health.