In this article, I’m going to provide a list of the top 10 foods that does NOT affect your blood sugar. These are also known as low glycemic foods. These are both healthy, beneficial and of course perfect for people with both types of Diabetes. Before we get started I just wanted to share a quick little tip for you who are just starting out with eating healthier and different and that have a hard time getting rid of all the carbohydrates.
A great thing with protein and fat is that it slows down the conversion from food to blood sugar which means if you’re still eating carbohydrates -even though I recommend trying to get rid of as much as possible- you can add fat and protein to your meal to slow down the absorption of the carbohydrates which means you will not get as strong peak in the blood sugar as you would have with the carbohydrates alone.
Now that said, it still will affect your blood sugar but just for you who hasn’t started out or have a 100% commitment, it’s a step in the right direction Now, let’s look at those Top 10 foods that does not affect the blood sugar. Bare in mind that this list has no specific order and the first or last one doesn’t mean they’re the best or healthiest.
Number 1: Onion & Garlic. Is very healthy and beneficial and is actually the food that has less pesticides and chemicals on them of the conventional food (if you feel that organic is too expensive) which makes it cheaper and easier to buy since it’s not that big difference between the organic ones. So, garlic is really awesome for TONS of stuff.
It helps for example with high cholesterol, poor digestion, diabetes and blood sugar of course, yeast infections, boost immune system, increase absorption of iron and zinc, antioxidants, fights against cold and flu. It has anti-fungal and parasites properties. They combat allergies etc. Back in the old days, I’m talking like hundreds and thousands of years, this was used by a lot by doctors since already then, they knew how great garlic was.
Onions are a very good source of vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, calcium and dietary fiber. In addition, they contain good amounts of folic acid and vitamin B1 and K. It’s also a great help for the liver.
Number 2: Leafy greens. This is the most important part of my meals. Leafy greens are so healthy, full of micronutrients like vitamins and minerals, are very beneficial for the body in so many ways and they are alkaline which supports a tremendous amount of health, especially in this world where almost all “normal” food is so acid for our bodies.\ This is just pure superfood with no effect on the blood sugar.
Number 3: Fatty seeds. Healthy seeds full of healthy fats like flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and alfalfa seeds are super healthy and are very high in fat and protein and have either no carbs or low amount and almost exclusively all of those carbs are dietary fiber and according to my experiences with seeds and also according to nutritiondata.com which is a huge database with food and their nutrition, these seeds have no Glycemic load which is a number that measure how much it effects the blood sugar. So next time you put cereal in your yogurt, replace it with some great seeds or just eat them as they are as snacks.
Number 4: Avocados. This is truly my candy throughout the day! It’s delicious, can be used in many ways and easy to prepare and eat, have as a snack or whatever you want. Avocado is full of healthy vitamins and minerals as well and also have a great amount of the healthy fatty acids Omega 3 and 6. It’s also full of Vitamin A, C, E, K, B6, Folate and it’s also anti-inflammatory.
Number 5: Coconut. If you eat the raw meat, cocoflakes or the coconut oil, you will not have to worry about your blood sugar since Coconut has a high amount of fat and most of the carbs are dietary fiber and it has basically no Glycemic load at all. I always use coconut oil if I cook something (which is very rarely) and I also just eat it as it is or use it for baking raw desserts of some sort.
Number 6: Nuts. Nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts or almonds are super high in healthy fats and proteins as well, barely any carb (which again is just dietary fiber) and is very anti-inflammatory. Short said: Nuts are healthy, great snacks that doesn’t mess with your blood sugar. Just be little more careful with the cashew as they tend to have more carbs but again, it’s nothing like a glass of juice or a snickers bar but I’ve seen a little raise in my blood sugar with cashew when I really go nuts and eat like 100-200grams of it which makes sense since the Glycemic load is 11 per 100gram and over 15 it is classified as affecting the blood sugar so it’s close but the other ones are no problem.
Number 7: Herbs. Basil, cilantro, oregano, mint, lemon balm and so on are very good because they have basically no macronutrients, which is the proteins, the fat and the carbs, but instead a lot of vitamins and minerals so they have no effect on the blood sugar but gives great taste to food and have healthy vitamins and minerals and a lot of cleansing and healing properties. Make sure they are organic and fresh or do as I do, plant your own!
Number 8: Eggs. A great source of the very essential vitamin B12 and good amount of protein and fat. No effect on the blood sugar and a great way to start the day and they’re easy to cook and cheap as well. What not to love? Just be careful not to eat too much since eggs are a dairy product which makes our body acids so compensate with an avocado and some salad to it, that’s what I do for breakfast and I love it!
Again, this is top 10 foods that doesn’t affect the blood sugar and even though you might know I promote a very high alkaline diet, for some people or in some times, you have to use some dairy products and that’s ok, as long as it’s not more than the alkaline food and not too often.
Number 9 Butter and cheese. And I’m talking real real butter without any additives, that is high in fat and is just.. pure butter! Cheese is harder to mess around with but even though, the animals that the cheese is made from can have been treated badly and been fed growth hormones which of course affects the outcome of the cheese products so make sure it’s organic here as well. So the last but not least, number
Number 10 Oils. Oils are 100% fat and you got to be very delicate and careful with what you choose. I only use organic coconut oil, organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil or organic hemp oil. I always make sure that it’s organic, high quality and nothing bogus in it because using normal conventional sunflower oil, or palm oil and all those other mixes are just pure crap and bottles of chemical shit storm, frankly speaking. But the good ones are fantastic to have on your food to spice up the flavor or to cook if you have to and of course my favorite, make your own pesto!
So now, you’ve been going through the Top 10 Foods that doesn’t affect the blood sugar and you also saw what health benefits and properties they have. So a quick recap:
Number 1: Onions and garlic – great body cleansers in so many ways
Number 2: Leafy greens, these are just made for everything and is truly superfood.
Number 3: Seeds. Can be used in several ways, full of great fats and vitamins & minerals.
Number 4: Avocado. My personal favorite that is the perfect snack or side dish to any meal
Number 5: Coconut. Full of fat, delicious flavor and comes in many ways and forms like oils, fat, flakes, flour and so on.
Number 6: Nuts. Great snack and replacement for candy and great to have instead of cereal or granola in your yogurt or milk.
Number 7: Herbs. Mostly full of micronutrients instead of protein, fats and carbs and of course spice up the food and make it more alive and has many ways to benefit the body and your overall health.
Number 8: Eggs. Perfect for breakfast, a lot of uses in baking and cooking and a great source of the essential Vitamin B12.
Number 9: Butter and cheese. Acid for the body so keep it in moderation but as you know has many uses in our lives and cheese is delicious to frikkin’ everything in my opinion. Full of fat, no problems for the blood sugar.
And number 10 which is oils that we also have great use for in our kitchen.
And as I always recommend, keep everything you buy as local, as clean from chemicals and as organic as possible and even consider growing your own in your garden, it’s really not that hard and I will write an article about that in the future.