A Low-carb Pantry for a Diabetic
For people living with diabetes, diet plays a major role in controlling their illness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital. Low-carb diets are proven to be beneficial to those suffering from diabetes, but if you don’t know where to start it can be overwhelming. To find out more about how to start a low-carb diet, read this blog post here. In this post, we share some top tips on what to stock in your pantry if you are a diabetic person following a low carb diet.
When you are following a low carb diet your shopping trips can become easier, as you will only need to visit certain sections of the supermarket. You will need fresh produce and fewer packaged items. By purchasing your fresh ingredients and cooking your meals from scratch, you’ll eliminate those hidden carbs that can sneak in. We’ve put together a basic list of what to keep in your pantry when following a low-carb diet with diabetes.
Fruit & Veggies:
- You can stick to your normal low-carb vegetable options, but go without the butternut, peas, sweetcorn and potatoes.
- Opt for low-carb fruits such as berries that are full for healthy vitamins and antioxidants
We share a list of fruit and vegetables that are low carb here.
- Fish, especially fish that is rich in omega-3 such as salmon, fresh tuna, trout and sardines
- Free-range eggs
- Meat, especially beef and lamb
- Choose Coconut Milk, Coconut Cream and Almond Milk
- Opt for skim milk for Low GI J Calorie Restricted / Low Fat Diets
- Olive oil, but not for cooking
- Avocado (yay!)
- Coconut oil and cream
- Macadamia nut oil
Seeds & Nuts:
- Macadamia Nuts
- Sunflower seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sesame seeds
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