Today’s blog I will talk about healthy meal choices to keep your sugars stable. I first want say I got both Covid shots with mild side effects. During this health crisis I hope everyone will do the human thing and get vaccinated to protect yourself, your loved ones and the general public.
So let’s talk healthy meals, or better yet unhealthy choices you can’t afford to make as a diabetic.
First off, no more fried foods or processed meats. Try to eat grilled chicken instead of fried. Real burgers are fine for holiday cookouts, but avoid the fast food variety. Stay away from processed lunch meats with hoagie rolls or white bread. Try wheat or whole grain breads with real meats or fish.
Read the ingredients of what you’re eating. If it’s a large paragraph, avoid it. Watch the salt content in your foods, as diabetics are more susceptible to heart disease and strokes.
Ear healthy fruits and vegetables with your meals. Watch the portion size. If you crave ice cream try Halo top. They have a large variety of choices which are sweetened with Stevia. Make your snacks healthy like nuts(not honey roasted), low fat string mozzarella cheese, and 2 sugar free candies. Russell Stover make great candies with Stevia for diabetics.
Lastly try to eat every 3 to 4 hours if possible. Don’t skip meals, you might over eat the next meal which can make your sugar go high.
My next blog I will talk about how climate change can affect diabetics. Stay safe and healthy!