World Diabetes Day: Try These 10 Super-Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

By: Shubham Ghosh

Diabetes is a massive public health concern across the world. In India too, this deadly disease is taking a serious shape. Worse, diabetes remains undiagnosed in a lot of people till the time complications set in.

However, this article is not about pressing the panic button. Diabetic people can still enjoy a lot of things in their life, given they do things a bit more carefully.

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It is not that they will have to eat prescribed 'tasteless' low-carbohydrate and low-sugar foods for the sake of eating and keep their health running somehow.

Here, we list 10 diabetic-friendly super-tasty foods that can be eaten without any concern or guilt:

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

1. Fried Sweet Potatoes: Instead of the salty potato chips or chilli cheese fries, go for sweet potatoes fried in olive oil with chilli powder, onions and low-fat cheese in moderation. Sweet potatoes have a low GI level and a high content of fibre and vitamins.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

2. Chicken With Avocado: Seared chicken along with avocados, which are a great source of unsaturated fats and vitamin E, make a great dish for the diabetic patients.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

3. Applesauce Pancakes: Since you can't have butter, eat pancakes made of applesauce to both avoid the fat and eat 'sweet' pancakes.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

4. Fresh Berries And Maple Cream: Maple syrup is good for diabetic patients; and you can have it/cream along with fresh berries for a terrific dish without any fear of the consequences. Berries have a low GI and contain antioxidants, fibre and vitamins.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

5. Fish Tomato: Fish, which is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and tomatoes are good for diabetic patients. Fry fish in moderate oil and have it with tomato slices. The low calories and high content of vitamin C will do wonders for your health.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

6. Cantaloupe-Yogurt Dessert: Cantaloupe though has a high GI level, it also contains fibre and beta-carotene that are good for patients with diabetes. Fat-free yogurt along with it makes the dessert all the more diabetic-friendly.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

7. Pure Honey Grapefruit With Banana: Instead of picking sweets in the dessert that can cause you great harm, go for grapefruit which has a low glycaemic index (GI). Bananas too have a low GI index and fibre, which are good for diabetic patients.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

8. Blueberry Muffins: Another perfect fruity item for those having diabetes, blueberry has a low GI index and also contains fibre. Use mint in preparing this. This 'free food' adds flavour.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

9. Black Bean And Barley Salad: Though this has a high content of carbohydrates, this salad also includes a decent amount of fibre, which is low in cholesterol. One serving is excellent when taken as a lunch item.

Try These 10 Super Tasty Recipes Even If You Are Diabetic

10. Spinach Pasta: Have more spinach and less pasta in this excellent diabetic-friendly dish. Less portion of pasta will mean you will have less carbohydrate intake.

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