A List Of The Best Sweet And Salty Treats For Diabetics
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Diabetes and treats do not sound particularly good together, however, there are many safe treats for diabetics both for those who like the salty and sweet taste. Most of them are not completely harmless and should be eaten as treats alone. Unfortunately, most of sweet and salty foods including treats for diabetics raise blood sugar levels which is why you are highly recommended to keep in mind that the word diabetic sometimes translates only into the lesser evil.
Here is a list of sweet and salty treats for diabetics which are a good choice when you think that you have deserved a treat:
Dark chocolate. Eating chocolate with diabetes is unimaginable for most people, however, dark chocolate which contains at least 70 percent of cocoa is actually on of the best treats for diabetics. It may sound unbelievable but it is true as one square of dark chocolate (10 grams) contains only about 2.5 to 3.5 grams of carbs, while the research suggest that consumption of chocolate may even help preserve heart health. It is quite high in calories though which is why it is a good idea to stick to that one square only.
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Popcorn. If you prefer salty over sweet treats, popcorn is one of the best choices you could possible made. Unlike chips, popcorn is low in both fat and calories, and contain very little carbs. In addition, it is high in antioxidants which are though to help prevent a number of diseases including cancer. But it is a better idea to make it yourself because the ready-made versions are typically high in sodium content which is bad for your blood pressure levels.
Smoothie. Just like popcorn, it is a good idea to make a tasty and healthy smoothie yourself. You can use just about any kind of fruits you have at hand. In fact, the more fruits you put into the blender the better because you will get a vitamin bomb. Smoothie is also a good choice for breakfast, especially if you are always running out of time to sit down and eat your breakfast before you leave home.
Low-fat yoghurt with strawberries. It may not be a classic treat most of us have in mind but it is one of the healthiest ways to eat something sweet without raising your blood sugar levels. Be sure, however, to choose low-fat yoghurt because you do not need any additional calories to overcome the temporary sweet craving. If you do not have strawberries at hand, you can easily use just about any kind of fruit available.