For many, a diagnosis of diabetes is a wake-up call. The best foods for diabetes are usually whole foods that are not processed, such as fruits and vegetables. Incorporating these 8 foods will help you maintain a healthy level of blood sugar and even reverse your diabetes.
1. dark chocolate
Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, and research shows that these nutrients reduce insulin resistance, improve insulin sensitivity, lower insulin levels and fasting blood glucose and cravings.
It has also been shown that flavonoids in chocolate reduce the risk of stroke, soothe blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack by 2% over five years.
Broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero. As with other cruciferous vegetables, such as kale and cauliflower, it contains a compound called sulforaphane, which triggers several anti-inflammatory processes that improve blood sugar control and protect blood vessels from cardiovascular damage that often results from diabetes
Cranberries really stand out: they contain insoluble fiber and soluble fiber (which delays the emptying of the stomach and improves the control of blood sugar). In a study conducted by the USDA, people who consumed 2 cups of wild cranberry juice per day for 12 weeks reduced their blood glucose levels, raised depression and improved their memories.
Fish is a slimming star: rich in protein, it will help you to stay satisfied; But fish also contains a special type of fat that helps cool inflammation. Thousands of studies show that people with the highest levels of omega-3 in the blood have less inflammation throughout the body, the same inflammation that causes and worsens diabetes and weight problems.
Spinach is one of the many green leafy vegetables that have been shown to lower the risk of developing diabetes; Cabbages are another great option A British study revealed that people who consumed more than one serving a day of spinach and other green leafy vegetables reduced their risk by 14%, compared to people who ate less than 1/2 portion daily .
6. sweet potatoes
One analysis found that sweet potatoes reduced fasting blood glucose by 10-15 points. Sweet potato also contains anthocyanins, an antioxidant that is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antimicrobial qualities.
Quinoa tastes like grain, but it is more related to spinach than to rice. Unlike most grains, quinoa is a dense source of "complete" protein that has all nine essential amino acids.
One of the foods richest in grain fiber, such as quinoa, contains 2.6 grams per 1/2 cup, and fiber helps balance blood sugar levels and keep you full longer.
8.Cinamon and Turmeric
Several studies show that cinnamon can help reduce blood sugar. One, published in the journal Diabetes Care, observed how people with type 2 diabetes who had taken one or more grams of cinnamon daily had decreased their blood sugar by fasting by 30% while curcumin, the active ingredient in the Turmeric, is the compound It is believed that it regulates the metabolism of fats in the body.
Curcumin can also reverse insulin resistance, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and other symptoms related to obesity.
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