6 Diabetic Diet Tips

Spinach_2337460bPortions Control. A simple way to control your portions is to divide your dinner plate by filling one half with vegetables, one quarter with lean protein and fill the remaining quarter with a grain.

Reach for Whole Grains. When shopping for bread or pasta, skip past anything made with white flour as most of the minerals and fiber you need have been stripped away. Instead, go for whole grain breads and pastas.

Mix it up. Not a fan of brown rice? Try bulgur, whole-wheat couscous, quinoa or millet.

Drink Smarter. Trying to kick soda? Try switching to flavored sparkling water.

Go Green. Vegetables like broccoli, spinach and green beans are high in fiber and low in carbohydrates which makes them an ideal side dish.

Spice it up. Cinnamon has insulin-like effect and can help reduce blood sugar level in people with diabetes according to a recent study.