Best Snacks For Diabetics
Snacks can keep your blood sugar under control and your stomach from rumbling, but it’s important to choose wisely. Just like meals, the best snacks for diabetics are a combination of fat, protein, and carbohydrates, and include fruit and whole grains.
Consider adding the new Unique Pretzels Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells to your list of diabetic-friendly snacks! They’re made with 100% whole grain sprouted wheat flour that is sugar-free, low in fat, and full of nutritious fiber. These delicious pretzels come from Unique Pretzel Bakery, which was founded in Reading, PA, in the late 1890s.
We are the original bakers of the famous split-open pretzel, called Unique “Splits”, the only pretzels of their kind. Their counterparts, Unique Shells, are bite-sized hollow pockets with the crunch of the outside pretzel shell, but no filling. These are favorites of people who want more of the crunchy pretzel exterior.
And now, for anyone who is interested in more nutritious snacks, we’ve introduced the only 100% whole grain sprouted flour pretzels in the industry! They’re organic, GMO-free, cholesterol-free, lactose-free, vegan, kosher, diabetic-friendly, and the only pretzels made with extra-virgin olive oil. Our sprouted wheat pretzels are designed to help you increase the wholesome whole grains in your diet.
What is Sprouted Wheat Flour?
Grains are the seeds of edible grasses like wheat, rice, barley, spelt and corn. Each seed includes all parts of the whole grain – the germ, bran and endosperm. When given appropriate amounts of moisture and warmth, they sprout (or germinate) and become living plants.
Companies are now manufacturing flour from sprouted wheat and other sprouted grains to use in baking healthier products. Our pretzels are made from a revolutionary new flour produced by Essential Eating® Sprouted Foods. It has wonderful baking characteristics, great flavor, is kosher certified and certified organic, and the body can digest it like a vegetable instead of as a starch.
The sprouting process breaks down the starches in the grain into “simple” sugars, and the USDA classifies them as vegetables. They’re digested by our bodies with vegetable enzymes rather than pancreatic enzymes, and can now be used for energy instead of being stored as fat. Their Low Glycemic Index also makes them diabetic-friendly.
Importance of Fiber
Whether you have diabetes or not, the USDA recommends that we consume 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories we eat. For a 2,000 calories a day diet, aim for 28 daily grams of fiber. The insoluble fiber contained in vegetables, fruits, beans and whole grains can improve blood sugar levels and may even lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Unique Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells are the only pretzels to naturally provide 4 grams of dietary fiber per serving. They contain no saturated fats or trans fats and, as all whole grains, are loaded with fiber and essential vitamins and minerals, including antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamins B2, B5 and B6, and carotene.
Unique Pretzels Sprouted “Splits” and Sprouted Shells are among the best snacks for diabetics and others who are looking to add extra nutrients to their diets. You can find them in our online shop and in markets along the East Coast, such as Wegmans, Fresh Market, Whole Foods and Giant stores. Look for our healthy sprouted wheat pretzels today!