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Diabetes & Diet: 7 Foods That Control Blood Sugar

4. Melon or Berries

Did you know that 1 cup of either of these has just 15 grams of carbs?

“It’s a little more expensive, but it’s a healthy treat packed with nutrients and fiber, and it’s a little bit sweet,” Powers says.

For a different twist, mix the melon or berries with plain yogurt, or put them in ice cubes.

5. Whole-grain, Higher-fiber Foods

Fill up on these to keep from overeating or choosing the wrong foods.

Try legumes like dried beans, peas, and lentils. You can even enjoy a black bean and corn salsa with your raw vegetables.

“These foods still have carbs, but they have interesting flavors [that help keep you satisfied],” Powers says.

6. A Little Fat

Good fat choices include olive oil, avocado, and fatty fishes -- think salmon served on of a bed of lettuce, for example.

Bonus: The fat from the fish serves as a dressing for the salad, Powers says.

7. Protein

Powers recommends Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, and lean meats. And don’t forget treats.

“Peanut butter on a celery stick is a good fat and protein mix for a healthy, satisfying snack,” she says.

You can also snack on a lower-fat cheese stick or a beef jerky stick -- but keep an eye on how much sodium is in them, she says.

Overall, your eating plan “shouldn’t be boring," Powers says. "It should include the foods you love with a balance of carbohydrates.”

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Reviewed on December 01, 2015

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