Whether you have prediabetes, type 1 or 2, or simply want to be mindful about staying as healthy as possible, choosing the right foods can help you keep a proper balance with your blood sugar. When you keep these levels on an even keel, you'll feel fuller for longer without going into blood sugar crash territory.
A typical misconception is you need to avoid sugar to avoid blood sugar issues. While eating a large amount of sugar is certainly something to avoid, simple carbohydrates are at the forefront of what you should be keeping an eye on when paring our meals. These turn into sugar in the blood, and when eaten in abundance without pairing your meals properly, it can send you into a blood sugar spike quickly.
Pairing your complex carbohydrates with proteins and other healthy items will help your body break those carbohydrates down slower, maintaining a balanced blood sugar longer.
Here are a few food items to add to your mix to keep your blood sugar as balanced and healthy as possible.
No surprise here that vegetables are at the top of this list. Have them raw, cooked, or roasted. Choosing low-carb options from the produce section will keep your blood sugar balanced, plus you'll get plenty of other nutrients. Look for Brussels sprouts, zucchini, eggplant, and mushrooms.