Fight Diabetes with Superfoods
Managing diabetes means controlling blood sugar levels—usually with a combination of diet, exercise, and medication(s). Some foods—white bread and pasta, for example—cause spikes in blood sugar level and should be avoided as much as possible. Others—“superfoods” for people with diabetes—can help maintain healthy glucose levels.
These foods include: walnuts, avocados, sprouted grain breads like Ezekiel bread, pumpkin seeds, strawberries, chia seeds, ginger, spinach, and cinnamon. A number of studies have shown that the nutrients in these healthy foods can help control—and in some cases, prevent—diabetes.
They can be incorporated into the diet throughout the day—breakfast, lunch, dinner, in beverages, and as healthy snacks—to help maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Healthy blood sugar levels mean a lower risk for diabetes complications.
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