February 22


10 Best Foods That Don’t Affect Blood Glucose Levels

By Gabriela

February 22, 2023

People with diabetes often hear the word no and don’t, especially when it comes to food.

Maybe it’s about time we change that. Below is a list of foods that do not impact your blood sugar. For a change hear about the delicious things which you can eat.

These foods are beneficial and healthy for people with diabetes, no matter which type. You should know that this list has no specific order.

10 Foods That Don’t Affect Your Blood Glucose

1. Leafy Greens

You should include leafy greens in almost all your meals. They are incredibly healthy and abundant in micronutrients such as minerals and vitamins. Leafy greens are pure superfoods without any effect on blood glucose.

You can add leafy greens in salads, on side dishes, or in smoothies.

2. Avocado

The avocado is super healthy, and it is very delicious. It is easy to eat and prepare; you can prepare it in different ways or even have it as a snack.

The avocado is abundant in healthy minerals and vitamins and fatty acids omega 6 and omega 3. Also, it is anti-inflammatory, and it is abundant in folate, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K.

3. Nuts

Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and hazelnuts are high in healthy proteins and fats, have only a few carbs (dietary fiber), and are anti-inflammatory.

They are healthy snacks that do not interfere with your blood glucose. Just remember not to overeat cashew since they can affect your blood glucose.

4. Eggs

Eggs are also another food that is delicious and which won’t impact your blood sugar. They have fat, protein, and vitamin B12. But you need to be careful and not eat much because eggs are actually dairy products.

You need to compensate with avocado, and this is another great alternative for breakfast.

5. Herbs

Herbs such as lemon balm, basil, mint, cilantro, and oregano are great herbs since they do not have macronutrients which are carbs, proteins, and fat. However, they are abundant in minerals and vitamins.

Therefore, they cannot influence your blood glucose. The herbs offer a fantastic taste to food, and they also come with many healing and cleansing properties.

6. Oils

As you probably know oils are 100 percent fat, therefore you need to be careful and delicate with your choices. You can use organic hemp oil, organic coconut oil, and natural cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil.

Just make sure that the oil is of high quality and organic.

7. Cheese and Butter

Make sure that you are getting organic butter and cheese, and then you can feel safe to consume it. However, with butter and cheese moderation is the key.

8. Coconut

If you consume coconut oil, coco flakes, or raw meat, then you should not worry about your blood glucose at all. It is like that since in coconut there is no glycemic load, all the carbs are actually dietary fiber, and it has a lot of fat.

You should always remember one thing when it comes to coconut you must make sure that is organic.

9. Fatty Seeds

Healthy seeds which are abundant in healthy fats are alfalfa seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. These seeds are high in protein and fat, and they are very healthy.

The seeds above mentioned have no carbs or only have a low amount of carbs, but almost all those carbs are actually dietary fiber.

The seeds have no glycemic load, and that is a number that measures how much it impacts blood glucose. You can add these seeds to different meals such as smoothies, and salads or you can eat them as snacks.

10. Garlic and Onion

Garlic and onions are beneficial and healthy, and this is with fewer chemicals and pesticides the conventional food, in case you cannot find organic food.

Health Benefits of Garlic

  • Boost immune system
  • Increase absorption of zinc and iron
  • Helps with high cholesterol
  • Yeast infections
  • Helps with blood glucose and diabetes
  • It’s anti-fungal
  • Helps with flu and colds
  • Antioxidants
  • Helps with allergies and parasites

Onions are an excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, dietary fiber, biotin, calcium, and chromium. Also, onions contain vitamin K, vitamin BI, and folic acid. Onions are especially beneficial for the liver.

You can consume garlic and onion on a daily basis; it is healthy and beneficial.

It is excellent for a change to hear about things that are safe and at the same time delicious to eat, right?


  • Gabriela

    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health Page, Fitness trainer and instructor has dedicated her career to educating and informing people for over 10 years. As one of the most passionate diabetes advocates, Gabi has worked tirelessly to ensure that those people receive the education and support they need to properly manage their diabetes and achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals.

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