You don’t need to be diabetic to understand the importance of eating the right foods in order to live a healthy life. The saying ‘you are what you eat’ means you need to eat healthy to be healthy.
That goes double for people affected by diabetes. Insulin and your blood sugar level dictate that some foods are off limits. But don’t think of the food you consume to fight diabetes only in terms of restriction.
Try thinking positively about eating the right foods and taking an all-natural supplement that can help to support your diabetes. Eat more foods that are good for blood sugar and can even help lower it.
Which foods exactly? Glad you asked.
Who says cinnamon is only for sugary baked goods and desserts? Research shows that cinnamon is a highly effective food in lowering blood sugar levels and decreasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Sprinkle a little on your oatmeal and in your hot beverages. Just a little, but the way. More at one time is not necessarily better. This is not the cinnamon challenge.
Seeds Like Fenugreek
Fenugreek is an herb that produces delicious seeds that taste a bit like maple syrup. It’s a popular supplement among nursing mothers and also highly effective in controlling blood sugar. The fiber in the seeds can slow down carbohydrate digestion. Great for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as those with pre-diabetes. Add some fenugreek seeds to your oatmeal or your salads or other dishes. Or else eat them as a snack. Chia, flax, pumpkin and hemp seeds are also great.
OK, so almonds contain quite a few calories and you may be worried that extra calories can overstimulate your digestion. Simply adjust your intake to allow room for a handful of almonds, because they’re shown to keep insulin and glucose levels under control. Almonds are packed with magnesium which is awesome for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Whoever said that eating healthy can’t be delicious? Blueberries are packed with nutrients like anthocyanins that improve insulin sensitivity. Blueberries have long been called a superfood and you can add helping blood sugar to their benefits.
Yes, you can have some chocolate – dark chocolate. The darker and more cacao content (at least 60%), the better. A huge study of 114,000 people found those who ate dark chocolate regularly had a 31% lower risk of diabetes. Just minimize the sugar and fat content in it, please, and keep it to a small portion.
Enjoy the flavors available to you in foods that lower blood sugar. Always consult your doctor about dietary changes if you have diabetes and also take daily vitamin and mineral supplements from the best natural sources that are patented and shown to assist in daily diabetic support.
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