180 million. That’s the number of people in the world with diabetes, and the number grows each year. If you have hypoglycemia or any other pre-diabetic condition, there are luckily foods that can help reverse your body’s progression towards the disease.
Reduce Glucose Absorption
Bitter Melon—Don’t let the name scare you, it’s not a foul tasting cantaloupe. It’s actually a tasty squash that reduces glucose absorption in the body and increases insulin flow in the body.
Regulate Blood Sugar
Fenugreek: Americans are criticized for having the worst diets in the world, so take a cue from the Middle East, where this herb that regulates blood sugar is very popular as a tea or spice.
Stevia: Whether the little paper packet is replacing your Sweet N’ Low or you’re eating the herb fresh, Stevia regulates blood sugar and blood pressure.
“Hold the Onions” should be a term that leaves your vocabulary. Grilled, sautéed or raw, anyway you can include foods from the onion family will greatly help regulate your blood sugar. Not every form will make you cry. Try these:
The slower your body metabolizes carbohydrates, the better. That way, you won’t experience blood sugar spikes and drops. Whole grains are metabolized slowly by the body, so swap out that doughnut for a bran muffin, or try these options:
Whole Grain Bread
Nuts help suppress hunger by providing healthy fats. Instead of keeping a bag of chips on the passenger seat of your car, grab a bag of these:
Reduce Your Risk
Women who eat more leafy greens have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Make sure you have a plate full of these plants:
Fish can help lower cholesterol levels. Now don’t go running to your local pub for the Fish ‘N Chips. Try these grilled or seared:
Your body can develop insulin resistance. Sounds unfair right? Well, luckily consuming fat-free milk and dairy products can help fight that resistance. Try these: