“Oftentimes the holidays can be a reminder of foods that some of us aren’t able to indulge in, but it’s good to keep in mind the foods that you can have, and that can have great benefits to your health at the same time,” says Home Instead Cedarburg Branch Manager, Kerri Kraemer. “Here’s a list of ten foods described by the American Diabetes Association as “diabetes superfoods.””1. Berries – a sweet treat that won’t elevate blood sugar levels too much2. Skim Milk and Fat-Free Yogurt – helpful for maintaining bone health3. Citrus Fruits – with the exception of grapefruit4. Sweet Potatoes – they don’t cause the post-meal blood sugar spikes the way white and red potatoes do5. Whole Grains – they’re a good source of fiber6. Tomatoes – they’re loaded with Vitamins C and E7. Dark Leafy Greens – seniors who take blood-thinning medication should avoid dark leafy greens, though8. Beans – they’re packed with fiber9. Fatty Fish – a great source for Omega-3 fatty acids10. Nuts – the protein they provide can help keep blood sugar levels stable
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