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Diabetes Diet: 6 practical and healthy snacks

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body does not produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. And those who live with it, whether type 1, 2 or gestational, know: following the diet for diabetes to the letter is a fundamental factor for blood glucose control and for the success of the treatment – always combined with medical monitoring and the practice of physical exercise.

For example, in Brazil, there are more than 13 million people living with diabetes, and maintaining the diet can be a challenge, as it involves reducing the consumption of simple sugars and foods rich in white flour and carbohydrates — which are largely present in ready-to-eat foods.

With that in mind, check out these valuable tips for healthy and practical snacks so that you don’t cheat the diet or run the risk of experiencing an episode of hypoglycemia — when the blood glucose level gets too low, which can lead to a loss of consciousness or seizures. And you can rest assured: all of this information was prepared by Prodiet’s team of nutritionists, experts in special diets, such as those for diabetics.

If you’re looking for snack ideas that you can carry in your bag and stick to your diabetes diet, these 4 tips are for you:

Natural yogurt with oats, flaxseed, chia and cinnamon

With protein and fiber, this combination promotes satiety and helps with glycemic control. Cinnamon, in addition to giving that special touch, also has a hypoglycemic function.

 

Unpeeled fruit + 1 handful of oilseeds

While fruit peels are rich in fiber, oilseeds contain healthy fats, essential for cardiovascular health, and also help slow down digestion and the absorption of carbohydrates.

Dried Fruits

Dried apricots, dates, figs, raisins and prunes are fiber-rich options that are easy to carry in your bag. But it is important to be careful with the amount, as the nutrients are concentrated. Oilseeds are a great accompaniment for them.

Chickpea Snacks

Chickpeas contain protein, fiber and are low in saturated fat, making them a great salty option.

Now, if you’re looking for homemade recipes that work for your diabetes diet, check out these two ideas:

Mug cake with oats and banana

INGREDIENTS:

1 banana

1 egg

2 tablespoons of oat flakes or oat bran

1 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon

PREPARATION:

Mash the banana with a fork and mix in the egg. Add the other ingredients.

Put the mix in a mug. Microwave for 2 minutes.

 

 

Low Carb Apple Pie

INGREDIENTS:

1 egg

1/2 apple

1 tablespoon of almond flour

2 tablespoons of low-fat yogurt

1 teaspoon of yeast

Xylitol to your taste

Cinnamon

PREPARATION:

Cut apple into thin slices and set aside.

Beat the egg, flour, yogurt and yeast with a fork.

Grease and preheat the frying pan.

Start the place the ingredients in the pan in the following order:

Xylitol and cinnamon first, then spread over the apple slices and, on top, add the batter.

Cover the pan and cook over low heat for about 7 minutes or until the dough is completely baked.

Sprinkle more cinnamon to taste.

Did you like the tips? Tell us which one was your favorite!

 

One more golden tip: do you know DimaxIG?

It is a complete liquid diet, effective in glycemic control, with a low glycemic index of 21.528 vitamins and minerals, and two versions (1L and 200 ml) that perfectly fit your active lifestyle. 

INDICATION: Glycemic control and prevention of diabetes complications.

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