Home Disorders Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders 10 diabetes super foods

10 diabetes super foods

diabetes-776999_640

1. Broccoli

Broccoli is really an anti-diabetes super food. It contains sulforaphane. This compound can trigger different anti-inflammatory processes and thereby can improve your blood sugar control. It can also protect your blood vessels from damages resulting from diabetes. It also works as a natural detox mechanism and helps in eliminating cancer-causing chemicals.

2. Oatmeal

Oats is good for you because it helps you to reduce the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes. It contains high levels of magnesium. Magnesium is beneficial for your body because it helps your body in using the glucose and secretion of insulin in the right amount. It also contains fiber, nutrients and antioxidants and can reduce digestion speed, thereby balancing your blood sugar.

3. Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is good for you if you are having diabetes because it contains high amounts of flavonoids which can reduce insulin resistance. They can also improve insulin sensitivity and help you by reducing insulin levels and blood glucose levels. It also reduces cravings which mean you eat less food.

4. Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are good for you if you’re suffering from diabetes as eight can reduce HbA1c and also fasting blood glucose by 10 to 15 points. It is deep orange in color because of the natural pigment called anthocyanins. It is an antioxidant which can reduce inflammation. Anthocyanin also has anti-viral and antimicrobial qualities.

5. Oil

Using olive oil in cooking will help you to reduce the possibility of type 2 diabetes. It can reduce the possibility by 50%. It also contains monounsaturated fats which are good for your health. Olive oil contains good amounts of antioxidant that protect your cells from any damage. It also prevents the possibility of heart disease.

6. Blueberries

Blueberries are good for diabetic patients because they contain insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber flushes fat out of your body and soluble fiber controls emptying of your stomach, thereby improving control of your blood sugar. Consuming blueberries use for 12 weeks, you can reduce your blood glucose levels.

7. Fish

Fish is another super food for diabetic patients. It contains high amounts of protein and it keeps you full for a longer duration. Fish also carries a special fat that reduces inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids are available in different types of fishes. It can reduce inflammation which results from diabetes. Fish diets also reduce the possibility of stroke resulting from diabetes.

8. Spinach

Spinach is a leafy green vegetable which reduces the possibility of developing diabetes. If you regularly eat spinach, you can reduce the possibility of diabetes by 14%. It contains lots of vitamin K and other minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, folate, potassium and zinc. It also contains lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals and other flavonoids.

9. Cinnamon

This is a spice that can also help you by reducing your blood sugar. People, who are suffering from type 2 diabetes and take one or more grams of cinnamon every day, can reduce their fasting blood sugar by 30%. Cinnamon will also help you by reducing your triglycerides and total cholesterol. It will also reduce your LDL cholesterol. It has the capacity to reduce your cholesterol levels by 25%. It contains a mineral called chromium, which has the capacity to increase the effects of insulin.

10. Turmeric

Turmeric has many medicinal benefits. It contains curcumin as the active ingredient, which can regulate fat metabolism and human body. It can reduce inflammation and can block the activities of cancer-causing tumour necrosis factor and interleukin-6. It works on fat cells, kidney cells, pancreatic cells and muscle cells. It can reverse insulin resistance and reduce high blood sugar and high cholesterol.

 

References
1. Cure Diabetes Naturally: By World-renowned Ph.d. In Clinical Nutrition
2. National Diabetes Control Program
3. Diabetes

 

learn more red