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Blood Sugar Regulating/ Diabetes Prevention


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:

 Garlic

Leeks

Onions

Ramps

Scallops

 

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:

Bran flakes

Whole Grain Bread

Brown Rice

Air-popped Popcorn

Oat Flour

 

Avoid Snacking

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:

Walnuts

Almonds

Cashews

Pecans

Brazil Nuts

Macadamia Nuts

 

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:

Arugula

Broccoli

Collard Greens

Dandelion Greens

Kale

Mustard Greens

Romaine Lettuce

Spinach

Swiss Chard

 

 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:

Tuna

Salmon

Halibut

Anchovies

Sardines

 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:

Cottage Cheese

Skim Milk

Yogurt

 

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