10 Great Low-Glycemic Snacks
Low-glycemic foods are often rich in fiber, protein, or fat, though it’s not smart to eat fatty foods just for the sake of your blood sugar unless those fats are “good” (unsaturated) fats.
Low-glycemic foods are those that have only a minimal or moderate effect on blood sugar. Studies show that people who eat more of these foods and fewer high-glycemic foods are less likely to develop insulin resistance, a core problem underlying type 2 diabetes.
1. An apple with the skin
2. Whole wheat crackers with peanut butter
3. Baby carrots dipped in low-fat sour cream
4. A small handful of walnuts or almonds
5. Low-fat yogurt sprinkled with fresh fruit or bran cereal
6. A toasted whole wheat pita with bean dip
7. Soybeans with a little salt
8. Air-popped popcorn
9. Dried apricots (no more than 1/3 cup)
10. A hard-boiled egg