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7 Healthy Indian Snacks For Diabetics

Parul Dube

November 30, 2023

Food plays a critical role in diabetes management. While we pay due attention to our breakfast, lunch and dinner, our snacks are mostly compromised. But we fail to understand that this little ignorance can make or break the deal for us. 

Thus, ere are the 7 best snack ideas for diabetics. 

  1. Hard-boiled eggs

The protein content in hard-boiled eggs makes them an excellent snack for diabetes. One large hard-boiled egg contains approximately 6 grams of protein. Protein helps prevent blood sugar spikes.

  1. Almonds

Almonds are a superfood for diabetes management. They reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases in people with type-2 diabetes. Furthermore, almonds are also a rich source of magnesium, which is usually deficient in people with diabetes.

  1. Avocado

Avocado is low in carbohydrates and high in fibre, making it beneficial for diabetes. Since it is fibre-rich, it keeps you satiated for longer and helps control blood sugar levels. 

  1. Black Beans

They have a low glycemic index and reasonable amounts of magnesium, which helps regulate blood sugar. In addition, black beans have proteins and fibre, making them beneficial for gut health. You can use them as a great side dish or add them to salads, soups, whole grain rice, etc. 

  1. Roasted Makhana (Fox Nuts)

Makhana is low in glycemic index and contains reasonable amounts of protein. The magnesium in makhana also helps regulate blood sugar levels and improves oxygen and blood flow in the body.

  1. Sliced Apple With Peanut Butter

Apples have a relatively low impact on insulin and blood sugar levels, making them diabetes-friendly fruit. They also reduce the risk of cardiac issues in diabetics.  

Peanut butter, a great source of protein, is low in glycemic index, making it healthy for diabetes. In addition, it contains magnesium, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.

  1. Yoghurt With Berries

Yoghurt is a healthy snacking option for diabetes because it’s low in carbohydrates and high in protein. 

Berries can improve glycemic and lipid profiles, blood pressure, and surrogate markers of atherosclerosis.

About the Author

Parul holds a Masters of Medical Science in Public Health Nutrition from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and has worked across the globe from the U.K to New Zealand (NZ) gaining her License with the Health Professionals Council (HPC, UK) and the NZ Nutrition Council. From being a Gold medalist in Clinical Nutrition to being awarded an internship with World Health Organisation (WHO, Cairo, Egypt) and Contracts with CDC Parul has had a wide spectrum of work experiences. She is very passionate about Nutrition and Fitness and holds strong to her guiding mantras ‘ Move more’ and ‘Eat Food that your grandmother can recognize’!

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