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Top 3 snacking tips to help you manage your blood sugar

Nutrition Concern

Snacking can be a great way to manage your hunger when you have long gaps between your meals. They can also help you meet your nutrient needs each day. The best snacks have fibre and protein or healthy fats to maintain fullness. Here are some tips to plan your snacks:

  1. Start with fibre-rich foods and consider focusing on vegetables and fruits to boost your intake of this nutrient-rich food group.

  2. Add in a source of protein and/or healthy fat. For example, an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter.

  3. Drink water or non-sweetened beverages with your snacks. Proper hydration has many health benefits.

Snacks can be simple like a handful of almonds and an orange, some carrots and hummus or yogurt with berries. When you are craving something salty, popcorn can be a great whole-grain option, and you can pair it with a glass of milk or kefir for some added protein.

Determining when and what to snack on can be challenging. Working with a registered dietitian can help you plan healthy snacks around your meals and come up with options that suit your tastes and lifestyle.

Our dietitians can develop personalized recommendations to help you on your nutrition journey and make managing your diabetes easier.

The information provided is for personal use, reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a Physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific information on personal health matters.

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