8 Diabetic-Safe Sweet Snacks
Diabetes is caused in response to insulin resistance in cells. Insulin is the hormone that helps regulate glucose levels in the body. Lack of insulin resistance causes excess sugar to build up in the blood.
Therefore, this insulin resistance is why people with diabetes should consume little or no sugar. In this article, we discuss some easy-to-prepare and safe sweet snacks for people with diabetes.
8 sugary snacks safe for diabetics:
1. Cocoa butter
Cocoa powder is a great addition to your diet. Cocoa combined with sugar-free nut butter or homemade sugar-free nut butter is a delicious sweet snack. Consume it with apples or other fruits to further enhance the taste.
2. Chia pudding
Chia pudding is another great addition to your diet thanks to its many health benefits. Chia seeds are rich in antioxidants, reduce the risk of various heart diseases and are rich in various nutrients such as protein, calcium, magnesium, iron, fiber, potassium, etc.
3. Apple and nut butter
As stated above, apples go well with nut butter. Nut butters like peanut butter go well with apples. Sliced apples dipped in peanut butter are a delicious, diabetic-friendly sweet snack. Both apples and peanut butter are rich in various nutrients such as fiber, protein, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, etc.
4. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate as it is works as a great, effortless snack for diabetics. Dark chocolate is not only safe for diabetics, but has also been proven to lower sugar levels. Along with this, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants, zinc, magnesium, potassium, etc.
5. Green yogurt
Green yogurt is a delicious and versatile snack for diabetics. You can make your yogurt sweet by using stevia as a sweetener which is often considered a safe alternative for diabetics. You can also incorporate granola, dried fruits, berries, apples, etc. to further enhance the taste and nutritional value of this snack.
Apple-like pears are a great, effortless snack for diabetics. They are also very versatile and can be served with various desserts. They are eaten with nut butter, dark chocolate, yogurt, etc.
7. Oatmeal Bites
Oats are another great addition to your diet if you have diabetes. Prepare these oatmeal bites by combining oatmeal, mashed ripe bananas and cinnamon and roll them into small balls. Coat them with coconut shavings to make them less sticky and easy to store.
8. Fruit Popsicles
Fruit popsicles are a great way to incorporate fruit into your snacks, socially if you want to eat something sweet as a diabetic. It works as a great summer snack for all ages. Make fruit popsicles by mixing fruit and adding chopped fruit to this mixture. Refrigerate in popsicles and enjoy over the next few days.
Snacks and sweet cravings can be hard to beat if you have diabetes. These recipes can be a great solution for sweet cravings. However, please note that everything is healthy in moderation. These foods may be low in sugar, but an excess of these can also affect your sugar levels. The best way to incorporate sugary foods into your diet is to talk to your doctor and figure out which sugar substitutes are best for your diabetes.
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