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Diet for Diabetes

Things to Eat

  • Fresh vegetables: asparagus, avocado, bean sprouts, beet greens, bok choy, broccoli, brussel sprouts, red and green cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chicory, Chinese cabbage, chives, collard greens, cucumber, dandelion greens, endive, escarole, fennel, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce (red, green, and romaine), mushrooms, mustard greens, onions, parsley, peppers, plantain, radish, seaweed, spinach, string beans, Swiss chard, turnips, turnip greens, watercress, zucchini
    • Very rarely artichoke, beets, carrots, green beans, eggplant, jicama, parsnip, green peas, pumpkin, rutabaga, squash, taro, tomatillo
  • Protein: chicken, WILD fish (cod, croaker, haddock, halibut, pollock,  sardines, sole, summer flounder, Pacific salmon), eggs, nuts, seeds, and beans (soy, kidney, pinto, black, garbanzo, lentils, mung, split peas)
  • Small amounts of WHOLE grains: brown rice, millet,  oatmeal, quinoa, amaranth
  • Healthy oils: olive, flax, fish and oils in nuts, seeds, and avocado
  • Very small amounts of fruit
  • Any spices
  • Lots of water

Things to Avoid

  • Simple sugars: candy, cookies, ice cream, dried fruit, sugar, honey, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, any ingredient that ends with “ose” or “ol” (anything that tastes sweet)
  • Fruit juice, caffeine, soda, alcohol
  • White bread, pasta, rice
  • Corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, yams
  • Grain products: bread, pasta, tortillas, crackers, popcorn
  • Processed foods (anything the comes in a crinkly bag)
  • Hydrogenated oils, fried foods
  • High salt/sodium

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