Certain foods can help you control diabetes, while others spike your blood sugar levels & should be eaten sparingly. Whole grains like brown rice can help prevent neuropathy, which is nerve damage resulting from high blood sugars. 1 cup of spinach contains 40 percent of your daily value of magnesium, as most diabetics are low in magnesium. A 9 ounce bag makes a 3 cup serving with potassium, vitamins K & A, Calcium, iron & fiber. Spinach is a superstar & all 3 cups for only 20 calories. WOW
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Add zing and a bit of protein and calcium to any vegetable for 15-20 calories for an 1/8 cup (2 tablespoons).
Steamed vegetables are kind of a bore, but very convenient for a single meal or work. Fat Free Feta has more flavor than you'd expect for 10 calories per tablespoon. And it adds enough zing to make those veggies bright.
100% Whole-Wheat Bread about 20 slices per loaf $1.00 a loaf @ Dollar Tree Brown Rice A 2-pound bag costs about $1.99 (on sale) and contains 20 servings. Fresh Bagged Spinach sells for about $1.99 or 66 cents for a 4-cup serving Canned Refried Beans You can buy a 15-ounce can for about $1.25 on sale or about .36 cents per 1/2 cup CannedTuna @ walmart 5 ounces for 75 cents Spaghetti Sauce DelMonte @ Dollar Tree for $1.00 18 Eggs at WALMART $2.48 Barley $1.79/box to add to soups
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