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List of the best foods for diabetes, as ranked by health care professionals, Ranker users, and people with diabetes. One of the worst parts about having diabetes is having to completely change your diet. So many of the things that were once your favorite foods are now off limits, at least if you want to keep healthy. That means you have to stay away from alcohol, white bread, and most sweets. Instead, you need to supplement the things in your diet that you once loved with other foods. It’s important to comprise your diet with calcium,potassium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and E to get all of your essential nutrients that won’t affect your diabetes.

What are the best foods for diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, all of the foods on this list are a part of an acceptable diet for those with diabetes or who are on the border. The diet should be comprised of dark leafy vegetables, citrus fruit, berries, fish, nuts, and lean meats to meet your nutrient needs without hurting your health.

While having diabetes is unfortunate, it doesn’t mean that you can still eat some great food. There are plenty of tasty meal options for people with diabetes. If your favorite foods to eat if you have diabetes aren't on the list of foods for diabetics, make sure to add them.

Egg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foods for Diabetes
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Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and have been eaten by humans for thousands of years. Bird and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, albumen, and vitellus, contained within various thin membranes. The most popular choice for egg consumption are chicken eggs. Other popular choices for egg consumption are duck, quail, roe, and caviar. Egg yolks and whole eggs store significant amounts of protein and choline, and are widely used in cookery. Due to their protein content, the United States Department of Agriculture categorizes eggs as Meats within the Food Guide Pyramid. Despite the nutritional value of eggs, ...more on Wikipedia

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Spinach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods for Diabetes
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Spinach is an edible flowering plant in the family Amaranthaceae. It is native to central and southwestern Asia. It is an annual plant, which grows to a height of up to 30 cm. Spinach may survive over winter in temperate regions. The leaves are alternate, simple, ovate to triangular, very variable in size from about 2–30 cm long and 1–15 cm broad, with larger leaves at the base of the plant and small leaves higher on the flowering stem. The flowers are inconspicuous, yellow-green, 3–4 mm diameter, maturing into a small, hard, dry, lumpy fruit cluster 5–10 mm across containing several seeds. Common spinach, Spinacia oleracea, was long considered to be in the family Chenopodiaceae, but in ...more on Wikipedia

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Kale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods for Diabetes
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Kale or borecole is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms of vegetables. The species Brassica oleracea contains a wide variety of vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, collard greens, and brussels sprouts. The cultivar group Acephala also includes spring greens and collard greens, which are similar genetically. The caterpillar of the small white, or small white cabbage butterfly, Pieris rapae is one of the best-known pests of this plant. ...more on Wikipedia

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Tuna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods for Diabetes
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A tuna is a saltwater finfish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a sub-grouping of the mackerel family – which together with the tunas, also includes the bonitos, mackerels, and Spanish mackerels. Thunnini comprises fifteen species across five genera, the sizes of which vary greatly, ranging from the bullet tuna up to the Atlantic bluefin tuna. The bluefin averages 2 m, and is believed to live for up to 50 years. Their circulatory and respiratory systems are unique among fish, enabling them to maintain a body temperature higher than that of the surrounding water. An active and agile predator, the tuna has a sleek, streamlined body, and is among the fastest-swimming pelagic fish – the ...more on Wikipedia

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