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

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Make sure you eat it with the skin to get the full benefits.

Whole wheat crackers

Spread a few with peanut butter and enjoy.

Baby carrots

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

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Walnuts or almonds

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Snack on either or both in a small handful.

Low-fat yogurt

Sprinkle a portion with fresh fruit or bran cereal for extra fiber.

A toasted whole-wheat pita

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You can snack on it with a scoop of a protein-rich bean dip.

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Soybeans

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

Popcorn

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

Dried apricots

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Make a snack-sized serving of no more than 1/3 cup.

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Egg

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


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