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Best and Worst Foods for Diabetes Mellitus



​Beans (kidney beans, black beans)

White Rice

Dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, collards, kale)


Citrus fruits (grapefruit, oranges, lemons, lime)


Berries (blueberries, strawberries)

White Pasta



Omega-3 fatty acid-rich fish (salmon)

Artifical Sweeteners

Nuts (walnut)

Fruit Juices

Seeds (basil and flax seeds)

Energy Bars

Whole grains (whole oats, quinoa, barley)

Low-fat Unsweetened Yogurt

Milk and milk products (unsweetened yoghurt)

Sports and Energy Drinks

Best Food Options

Even though we have discussed the dietary pattern that needs to be followed if a person is in a diabetic condition, still there are some foods that work wonders in their treatment.

No doubt, these foods are low in glycaemic index, but this does not mean that a person can have them in unlimited quantity. A diabetic person should have the food after measuring its carbohydrate content and getting it to fit into the total carbohydrate content a person can take in a day.

Worst Food Options

There is the existence of foods belonging to the best category for diabetes, like such, there are also some foods that belong to the not-so-friendly category for diabetic conditions.

Being a diabetic does not mean a person can never enjoy their favourite meals. Obviously, they can, but the condition that applies here is portion control of food.

A diabetic person cannot even take low glycaemic index Foods in unlimited quantities, but can also take high glycaemic index food in controlled quantity. The glycaemic index of a food is just a measure of categorizing Foods. The actual concept that lets us know about the meals of a diabetic person is glycaemic load.

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