8 Sources of Healthy Fat

Both fats and carbs are important in a diabetic diet, but need be consumed in moderation.


Fats come in different forms. Trans fats and saturated fats raise LDL (bad) cholesterol and can raise risk of heart disease over time. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, including omega 3 and omega 6 oils, can lower inflammation, LDL cholesterol, and blood pressure, according to Healthagy.

Healthy fats can be found in the following 8 foods:

  1. Avocados

  2. Chia Seeds

  3. Coconut oil

  4. Flax seeds and oil

  5. Fish (such as wild salmon)

  6. Hemp seeds and oil

  7. Olives and olive oil

  8. Nuts and seeds


Carbohydrates, which directly affect your blood glucose, come in three forms: starch, sugar and fiber. While carbohydrates give our bodies energy, too much can turn into a glucose overload.

By keeping track of how many carbohydrates you eat and setting a limit for your maximum amount to eat, you can help to keep your blood glucose levels under control. This is where portion control is key.

Read more about carbohydrates and see how to make your carbs count at the American Diabetes Association.

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