For diabetics, it is essential to know which foods contribute to lower blood glucose levels. Anything with high amounts of sugar will raise blood glucose levels a lot. Picking foods with low amounts of sugar and carbohydrates will help reduce blood glucose levels in the long run.
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Although low GI (glycemic index) foods are always better than high GI foods, sugar is still in low GI food. All low GI food does is to take longer to raise your blood glucose levels. Vegetables with low GI should be eaten, but only in moderation.
Any unseasoned meat will have zero carbohydrates, which will help you reduce blood glucose levels. Chicken, beef, pork, and fish are among the many protein choices that will work.
Eggs have less than two grams of carbohydrates per serving. They will not cause any significant increase in blood glucose levels.
Although fat has a lot of calories, it does not have any sugar. Thus it can help lower blood glucose levels. For example, it is OK to eat chicken skin and butter, both of which have lots of fat.
One type of carbohydrate is fibre. Fibre reduces blood glucose levels by helping the body process food faster. Fibre can be subtracted from the total carbohydrate count to determine if the food will raise blood glucose levels.
Watch out for seasonings and condiments. Make sure they don't have any carbohydrates. For example, ketchup or steak sauce on a piece of meat will make that piece of meat raise your blood glucose levels rather than lower it.