WELLNESS WEDNESDAY – 7 Ways to Get more Fiber in your Diet for better Diabetes Management
Hello and welcome to my blog.
My name is Dr. B Jagadish, and I’m a diabetes reversal expert. Today, we’re going to talk about seven ways to get more fiber in your diet for better diabetes management.
First and foremost, let’s talk about why fiber is important for people with diabetes. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that your body can’t digest, so it passes through your system without being absorbed. This means that it doesn’t raise your blood sugar levels, which is great for people with diabetes who need to keep their blood sugar levels in check.
Now, let’s move on to the seven ways to get more fiber in your diet:
1. Eat more fruits and vegetables:
Fruits and vegetables are great sources of fiber, especially if you eat them with the skins on. Try to aim for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
2. Choose whole grains:
When shopping for grains, choose whole grains over refined grains. Whole grains are higher in fiber and nutrients, and they can help keep your blood sugar levels stable.
3. Eat beans and legumes:
Beans and legumes, such as kidney beans, black beans, and lentils, are high in fiber and protein. They’re also great for adding bulk and texture to dishes.
4. Add nuts and seeds to your meals:
Nuts and seeds, such as almonds, chia seeds, and flax seeds, are high in fiber and healthy fats. They make great snacks or can be added to meals for a crunchy texture.
5. Try adding berries to your meals:
Berries, such as raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries, are high in fiber and antioxidants. They make a great addition to oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies.
6. Eat more leafy greens:
Leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, and collard greens, are high in fiber and packed with nutrients. They can be added to salads, smoothies, or sautéed as a side dish.
7. Add avocado to your meals:
Avocado is high in fiber and healthy fats, and it’s a great addition to salads, sandwiches, or as a topping for toast.
I hope these tips were helpful in finding ways to add more fiber to your diet for better diabetes management. As always, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about your specific needs and to make sure you’re getting the right amount of fiber for your body. Thank you for joining me today, and I’ll see you in the next video!