Snacks that will keep your sugar in check

healthy choices

  1. Eating every four to six hours throughout the day allows you to better regulate your appetite and avoid excess hunger, which can lead to overeating and elevated blood sugar levels.
  2. Nuts make a healthy snack because they’re great for heart health and can help to reduce your risk for heart disease, but portion size is important ten peanuts or pistachios are considered one serving. Nuts are also a great source of healthy fat and fiber and low in carbs, meaning they help regulate appetite and may improve blood fats, but won’t have a large impact on raising blood sugar.
  3. Dip your Fruit in nut butter offers healthy fat with a good source of fiber, and it’s a quick and easy snack.
  4. Popcorn is a terrific whole grain choice with 3 cups having only 15 grams of carbs. Remember to keep it light though, and skip the buttered, salted, microwave-bagged kind. Instead, lightly spray olive oil over the popcorn for a source of healthy fat without adding too many calories. For extra flavor mix with garlic powder, cinnamon or herb seasoning mix.
  5. Reach for a healthy snack with Greek yogurt when you’re craving something sweet its a great source of protein, it typically contains less sugar than other types of yogurt.
  6. Fresh fruit-and-veggie smoothie. Include nutrient-packed spinach for a great source of fiber. In a blender, mix 1 cup blueberries, ¼ cup spinach leaves, ½ cup low-fat Greek yogurt, and ½ cup pineapple coconut water.
  7. Eggs are a rich source of protein that only contain about 70 calories and are packed with vitamins and minerals like phosphorous, vitamins A, D, and B complex vitamins.

 

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