Diabetes? Healthy foods to consider

Diabetes? Healthy foods to consider

 Diabetes around the corner? We all know that diabetes’s early signs are from higher-than-normal levels of glucose, a kind of sugar, in your blood, which means that you should control the sugar that you take from the food you eat. There are some foods which you should think twice before eating them like: Nachos, Coffee Drinks, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Battered Fish Dinners, Fruit Juice Beverages,  Deep-Fried Chinese Entrees, Cinnamon Rolls.

BUT of course thinking twice before eating these foods, doesn’t mean starvation or deprivation. What we are suggesting aren’t boring foods at all, you need just to be creative the way you serve yourself or the others these super-foods.

Confused and not yet informed  about what to eat? Let’s start from the top favorite food which is:

Dark chocolate

 Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, and research shows that these nutrients reduce insulin resistance, improve insulin sensitivity, drop insulin levels and fasting blood glucose, and blunt cravings.
The flavonoids in chocolate have also been shown to lower stroke risk, calm blood pressure, and reduce your risk for a heart attack by 2 percent over 5 years.

Broccoli

Broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero. As with other cruciferous veggies, like 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 the cardiovascular damage that’s often a consequence of diabetes.

Blueberries

Blueberries really stand out: They contain both insoluble fiber, which “flushes” fat out of your system and soluble fiber. In a study people who consumed 2 1/2 cups of wild blueberry juice per day for 12 weeks lowered their blood glucose levels, lifted depression, and improved their memories.

Steel-cut oats

You may not think of oatmeal as a super-food, but it can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Oatmeal contains high amounts of magnesium, which helps the body use glucose and secrete insulin properly.

Fish

Fish is a slimming star: rich in protein, it will help to keep you satisfied; but also, fish contains a special type of fat that helps cool inflammation. People with the highest blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids have less body-wide inflammation, the very inflammation that leads to and worsens diabetes and weight problems.

Cannellini beans

Packed with protein and cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, legumes such as tender, white cannellini beans are slow to raise blood sugar.

Spinach

Spinach is one of many leafy greens that have been shown to drop the risk of developing diabetes; collards are another great choice. People who consume more than one serving a day of spinach and other leafy greens slashed their risk by 14 percent, compared to people who ate less than 1/2 a serving daily.

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