YOU are what you EAT: 7 Foods that will lower Blood Sugar levels


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7 FOODS that will LOWER BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS, increasing Balance.

Nuts – A lot of people claim that nuts contain large quantities of fats. But these fats will only benefit the health of the person. This will help in reducing the sensitivity of the body towards insulin. This means that the insulin which is being injected into the body will help in lowering the blood sugar levels of the person. The fat which can be found in nuts will also help in curtailing the hunger of the person and this will reduce the amount of food which he is consuming in between two meals. The probability of consuming snacks containing sugar in between meals will also be reduced when the right kinds of nuts are consumed. Walnuts, almonds, peanuts, cashews, pecans, Brazil nuts and macadamia nuts are some of the different kinds of nuts which can be consumed. The food habits and food allergies of the person should also be taken into account when incorporating nuts into the diet of the person.

A sampling of nuts in the news for their contribution to specific nutrients include:

Walnuts. One ounce of walnuts (about 14 shelled walnut halves) is all that is needed to meet the 2002 dietary recommendation of the Food Nutrition Board of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine for omega-3 fatty acids.

Almonds. One ounce of almonds (about 20 to 24 shelled whole almonds) provides 35 percent of your daily value for vitamin E. Vitamin E may help promote healthy aging. A study reported in the Journal of the American Association (June 26, 2002) suggests a diet rich in foods containing vitamin E may help protect some people against Alzheimer’s disease. The study also found vitamin E in the form of supplements was not associated with a reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Peanuts. Though often discussed with nuts, peanuts are a legume along with dry beans, peas and lentils. One ounce of roasted peanuts provides about 10 percent of the daily value of folate, a B vitamin recommended to help reduce the incidence of birth defects and lower the risk of heart disease. Peanuts also are an excellent source of niacin, providing about 20 percent of the daily value.

Avocado – Avocados are fruits which contain a large amount of healthy fats which will help in reducing the levels of blood sugar inside the body. This is a fruit which can be a part of many different kinds of drips, spreads and sauces and this can also be used for garnishing purposes. This fruit also contains a large amount of fiber which will help in reducing the blood sugar levels inside the body.

Sweet potatoes – These kinds of potatoes contain a large amount of fiber and the sugar content in these is much lower when compared to the usual potatoes which are found in the market. Carotenoids can be found in sweet potatoes which are also very well known antioxidants. This also contains chlorogenic acid which will help insulin in having a positive effect on the body. But these should be consumed without any kind of sauces or toppings.

Cinnamon – This is a spice which contains many natural components which will function in a manner which is similar to that of insulin and this will also reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol among people who are already diabetic. This also contains a large amount of fiber as well as magnesium which will curtail the levels of blood sugar inside the body.

Onions – Every diabetic should make sure that he consumes at least 2 ounces of onions in a day in order to keep his blood sugar levels under control. The consumption of onions will also help in increasing the levels of HDL which will help in keeping cancer at bay.

Garlic – This is another herb which will help in reducing the levels of blood sugar. They will stimulate an increase in the production of insulin inside the body. Raw garlic contains a large amount of antioxidants which will also help in controlling the levels of cholesterol inside the body and it will also help in keeping cancer at bay.

Flaxseed – Flaxseeds contain large amounts of magnesium which will help in lowering and controlling the levels of blood sugar inside the body. These also contain large amounts of omega 3 fatty acids which will control the levels of blood sugar.

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