5 Fiber-Rich Quick Snack Ideas For Diabetics
The increasing prevalence of diabetes around the world can be blamed on a number of factors. One of them is definitely our lifestyles, usually because of the kinds of food we consume these days. Diabetes is a manageable and in many ways a preventable disease if you adopt a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
We have all heard about the restrictions put on diabetes patients but it does not mean they cannot enjoy their meals and snacks. While it’s true they should particularly be careful with what they’re putting inside their bodies but they too can enjoy their savouries every now and then.
Fiber intake is essential for diabetics to control blood sugar levels and to lessen the chances of diabetes in the future.
Here are five quick fiber-rich snacks you can try at home without much hassle – a great combination of health and taste.
1. Homemade Granola Bars
Granola bars are high in protein, fiber and oh-so-delicious if you add a bit of cacao to them. Loaded with oats they are a perfect treat for diabetics and for people who want something tasty yet full of healthy ingredients. You can easily make them at home with nuts of your choice, oats, honey, cacao and peanut butter.
2. Digestive Biscuits
Digestive biscuits originated in the early 19th century as a food to aid in digestion, according to the website The Foods of England. They can be a great source of fiber and whole grains that can help control blood sugar in diabetics and can prevent future occurrence of the disease as well.
People who consume more whole grains have an easier time managing their weight and are at a lower risk of heart disease. So this is one treat you can thoroughly enjoy because of its countless benefits.
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Posted by Wheatable on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
3. A Bowl of Fresh Berries
Fruits are great not just for diabetics but for any and everyone because of high fiber content and natural form of sugar, fructose which is actually good for you. A bowl of fresh strawberries, blue berries and black berries not just sounds heavenly but also tastes heavenly with a myriad of benefits – from anti-oxidants to high fiber. Simply divine!
4. Veggies with Hummus
Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a super healthy concoction. These ingredients together can help stabilize blood sugar and prevent heart disease. The most healthy way of having hummus is by dipping raw crunchy vegetables in it such as bell peppers, broccoli, celery and carrots, or using a dollop in a salad. Oh so yum!
5. Air-popped Pop Corn with Parmesan Cheese
No, we are not suggesting you to have that gigantic bag of pop corns while watching a movie. The trick is how you prepare them and air-popped pop corns can actually be healthy for you. Essentially pop corn is a whole grain and could potentially be a fantastic addition to any healthy eating plan. It’s a great source of fiber and you can eat a good amount (3 cups per serving), that can make for a fulfilling yet scrumptious snack.