10 Great Low-Glycemic Snacks

Eating more of these foods and fewer high-glycemic foods reduces your risk of developing insulin resistance, a core problem underlying type 2 diabetes. Low-glycemic foods are often rich in fiber, protein, or fat, though it’s not smart to eat fatty foods just for the sake of your blood sugar unless those fats are “good” (unsaturated) fats.

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An apple

An appleiStockphoto/Thinkstock
Make sure you eat it with the skin to get the full benefits.

Whole wheat crackers

Whole wheat crackers
Spread a few with peanut butter and enjoy.

Baby carrots

Baby carrots
Dip them in a little low-fat sour cream for a healthy, low-glycemic snack.

Walnuts or almonds

Walnuts or almondsiStockphoto/Thinkstock
Snack on either or both in a small handful.

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Low-fat yogurt

Low-fat yogurt
Sprinkle a portion with fresh fruit or bran cereal for extra fiber.

A toasted whole-wheat pita

A toasted whole-wheat pitaiStock/Thinkstock
You can snack on it with a scoop of a protein-rich bean dip.


Pop out of the pods, and sprinkle with a little salt.


But make this snack in an air popper versus from the microwave, or with additional toppings.

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Dried apricots

Dried apricotsYosri at ms.wikipedia
Make a snack-sized serving of no more than 1/3 cup.


Great for on the go, a hard-boiled egg makes a satisfying low-glycemic snack.

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