When we think of snacking, we always think of things that make us feel…
Not so great.
If you’re trying to manage your sugar intake in an effort to lose weight or manage a disease like diabetes, snacking to satisfy can almost feel impossible.
Luckily, we’re here to help.
Including healthy snacks in your diet can be the perfect way to keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range and keep your energy high.
That means more moving and more grooving in your busy day.
When it comes to managing diabetes, it’s crucial to keep in mind your carbohydrate count.
Carbohydrates are the nutrients in food that are broken down into glucose.
Glucose is a simple sugar that is an awesome source of energy. But too much glucose can cause your blood sugar levels to increase – a big risk for anyone with diabetes.
When it comes to lowering these risks, it’s all about maintaining a healthy weight and controlling your blood sugar. This is because being overweight causes your body to resist insulin, the hormone in the pancreas that helps blood sugar enter the body's cells so it can be used for energy.
Choosing healthy snacks for diabetes doesn’t differ much from healthy snacking in general (and that’s what we’re all about here at Nature’s Garden!)
Regardless if you have diabetes or not, plant-based foods are a big key to overall health. You’re winning if you can incorporate more fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains into your snacking regime.
Creating snacks that balance protein, fiber, and healthy fats with no or low added sugar helps to stabilize blood pressure and gives you the energy to thrive.
Our top picks from Nature’s Garden for diabetes-friendly snacking are below. Fill your cart and your belly! You can’t go wrong with these blissful bites.
Dark Chocolate Covered Apricots
Ooey, gooey, fruity heaven awaits with just one bite of Chocolate Orchard’s Dark Chocolate Covered Apricots. Chow down on a treat that’s rich, decadent, and super delicious, all while giving your body the energy and nutrients it needs to conquer the day.
We believe balanced wellness is the best approach for the body, mind, and soul. If you’re going to indulge – do it in a way that’s nutritious and delicious. With Chocolate Orchard’s Dark Chocolate Covered Apricots, it’s a win-win!
The dried apricots inside are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and of course, added probiotics, to help keep you moving and grooving. Antioxidant richness comes from vitamin A and beta-carotene, helping to protect your cells from damage. Apricots are a good source of flavonoids, another antioxidant that helps protect against inflammation, reducing the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Not to mention the added antioxidant benefits of dark chocolate, made from 56% raw cacao. From the first blissful bite, you’ll be drooling for more. Dive into a bag today and be sure to share the love
Nature's Garden Probiotic Apricots
Reap the wonders of our award-winning Probiotic Apricots! Chewy and delicious, plump, and loaded with flavor and freshness, see why these probiotic dried fruits are one of our best-sellers. Once you satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-free, you’ll see why our customers can’t get enough of our Probiotic Apricots!
These decadent dried apricots are loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and of course, added probiotics, to help keep you moving and grooving.
Antioxidant richness comes from vitamin A and beta-carotene, helping to protect your cells from damage. Apricots are a good source of flavonoids, another antioxidant that helps protect against inflammation, reducing the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
And of course, our Probiotic Apricots, with added probiotics, help to maintain a healthy gut. Fiber plays a key role in keeping your hunger at bay while supporting digestion – making these dried apricots perfect if your goal is to get fit and feel better.
Want more information on diabetes-friendly snacks and recipes? See all our blog articles here.
Stay moving and grooving! And be sure to tag us on social media to share your savvy snacking regime with us.