Diabetes superfoods

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When you’ve got diabetes, your food choices matter a lot. But no worries, once you get the hang of eating a healthy diet, you can relax and dig in to a wide variety of delicious meals and snacks.

Citrus fruit

Grapefruit, oranges, limes and lemons. Pick your favorites and get part of your daily dose of soluble fiber and vitamin c.

Sweet potatoes  

A starchy vegetable packed full of vitamin A and fiber . Try in place of regular potatoes for a lower GI alternative.

Barley

One if the healthiest grains, rich in a specific kind of soluble fiber called beta- glucan. Also barley are rich sources of magnesium, a mineral that acts as a co-factor for more than 300 enzymes, including enzymes involved in the body’s use of glucose and insulin secretion.

Broccoli

Broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero, it contains a compound called sulforaphane, which triggers several anti-inflammatory processes that improve blood sugar control and protect blood vessels from the cardiovascular damage that’s often a consequence of diabetes.

Psyllium husk

This fiber supplement, long used for constipation relief, is proven to help people with diabetes control blood sugar better.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is rich in chromium, a mineral that enhances the effects of insulin, and it’s loaded with polyphenols, antioxidants that gather up all the free radicals in your blood to protect you from cancer and also lower systemic inflammation, further guarding you from diabetes ant heart disease.

Avocado

Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats, which are generally considered among the healthiest of fats. Researchers have found that a diet high in monounsaturated fats and low in low-quality carbs may improve insulin sensitivity.


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