Health Tip: Consider These Diabetes 'Superfoods'

Offerings that should meld well with a diabetic's meal plan

Topics: Diabetes: Diet Diabetes: Misc Food & Nutrition: Misc

(HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes should look for foods that pack a powerful nutritional punch yet have a low glycemic index, experts say.

The American Diabetes Association suggests these optimal "superfoods":

  • Any kind of bean, from kidney beans to pinto beans.
  • Vegetables that are dark green and leafy, including kale, collard greens and spinach.
  • Fiber-rich citrus fruits, including lemons, grapefruit and oranges.
  • Berries, sweet potatoes or tomatoes.
  • Salmon and other fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Nuts, whole grain foods and fat-free yogurt and milk.

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