Are you a diabetic? Try these 5 power foods


Studies have revealed that diabetes is growing at an alarming rate in India, mostly resulting from unhealthy eating habits, stress and lack of physical activity. In case you are a diabetic, stick to these 5 power foods to help you fight against it.

Citrus Fruits: Studies show that people with diabetes tend to have lower levels of vitamin C in their bodies, so antioxidant-packed citrus fruit is a great snack choice. Grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes have insulin-like properties which check Type-2 diabetes.

Wild salmon is the perfect medicinal food for people with diabetes. It is an extremely high source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids that are crucial for reducing inflammation and lowering blood sugar levels. The presence of Omega-3s also reduces one’s risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Dark green leafy vegetables: A diet high in green leafy vegetables can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Spinach, collards, kale turnip green, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce – these powerhouse foods are extremely low in calories and carbohydrates. Research reveals that eating at least a serving and a half of green leafy vegetables every day reduces diabetes risk by 14 percent.

Oatmeal: Diabetics could have a much better chance of keeping their blood sugar levels under control most of the day if they begin their day with oats. A type of fiber found in oats Beta-glucan has shown beneficial effects in people who have diabetes. Heart-healthy oatmeal is packed with soluble fiber which slows the absorption of glucose from food in the stomach keeping blood-sugar levels under control.

Nuts: Recent studies reveal those who eat peanuts every day cut their risk of developing diabetes by as much as 21 percent. An ounce a day of walnuts, almonds, or cashews can work wonders.People who eat nuts regularly have lower rates of heart disease than people who don`t eat them. An ounce of nuts can go a long way in providing key healthy fats along with hunger management.

Credit: Zee News

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