Best Foods for People with Type 2 Diabetes

1. Leafy greens

Non-starchy vegetables add volume, fiber, and fewer calories to a plate. They also have fewer carbohydrates than starchy vegetables.

2. Salmon

Everyone's favorite pink-hued fish is beneficial to type 2 diabetics due to its high omega-3 content.

3. Strawberries

There's no need to give up dessert if you have type 2 diabetes; simply satisfy your sweet need with naturally delectable foods like bright-red strawberries.

4. Quinoa

Quinoa is simple to make; keep a batch in the fridge and top with vegetables, legumes, and lean proteins for a great supper. Quinoa, a seed, is a high-protein whole grain.

5. Broccoli

Because broccoli is healthful, parents strive very hard to get their children to eat it! Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber levels are all high.

6. Nuts

Nuts can be eaten alone or in recipes, such as this quinoa risotto with arugula-mint pesto.

7. Lean meat

Lean proteins may help to reduce and delay blood sugar spikes. Skinless chicken and turkey are obvious choices, but so are sirloin tips and pork loin.

8. Cottage cheese

According to a study, the protein and calcium in the thick, creamy dairy product may lower insulin levels in type 2 diabetes. Dairy products may reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

9. Zucchini

Zucchini noodles (zoodles) are popular for a reason. They're strong in antioxidants and fiber and pair well with practically any pasta sauce, making them a low-carb alternative to traditional noodles.

10. Eggs

They are a low-cost protein that contains vitamins, minerals, and the eye-healthy antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. All of this for only 80 calories.

11. Cauliflower

Because of its flexible texture and capacity to absorb flavors, cauliflower is frequently used to replace carbohydrate-rich dishes such as white rice.