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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Combating Diabetes with Power Foods

Certain foods definitely help fight diabetes. Here are they:-

  • Like oats, Barely is divine for diabetics with its soluble fibre beta-glucon to slow down the digestion and absorb carbohydrates and stabilize blood sugars / potassium which result in reducing blood pressure.

  • Apple is a good low calorie snack with antioxidant quercetin and fibre which steadies blood sugar swings.

  • A bite of Dark Chocolate with antioxidant flavonoids improves insulin insensitivity.

  • Dark Green Leafy Vegetables like Spinach, Cabbage, Green Mustards etc. are low in calories and high in nutrients which assists in combating diabetes.

  • Dairy Products like Milk, Curd, Butter Milk, Lassi, Paneer, Butter etc. have a deadly combination of of the dazzling due calcium and Vitamin D which help regulate sugars in blood.

  • Vegetables like Broccoli & Beans are rich chromium, vital for insulin formation which helps in maintaining normal blood glucose. They are low fat protein packed with fibre and are a good source of anti-stress minerals.

  • Avocado is a buttery fruit and has high fat content but its good fats cut sugar spikes as it delays the transit of food in the gut, leading to slower absorption of carbs.

  • Fish like Sardines & Salmon improve insulin resistance. They are a good source of omega-3, high quality protein, magnesium, potassium and selenium.

  • Having 2 tablespoons of Vinegar before meal is beneficial to blunt blood sugar rise after meal consumption.

  • Antioxidants in Green Tea help in improving serum insulin levels & increase fat oxidation.

  • To lower blood sugar and to cut high blood glucose, half-to-one teaspoon of Cinnamon each day will be ideal.