Wellness - Preventive Care | 18+ yrs

7 Foods That May Help Battle Diabetes

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The type of food we eat can have a positive or negative impact on our health. Nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables, oats, dairy products and also, certain fish like salmon, can make us healthy and build up our immunity. On the other hand, foods that are fried and processed can impact our health negatively.

Certain illnesses can hamper the every day functioning of our life. One such illness is diabetes and it can prove crippling. A person with diabetes must take constant medication and be extremely careful of what she eats. Diabetes is a condition when the person does not produce enough insulin to meet the needs of the body. As a result, the blood sugar levels reach alarming proportions. In such cases, switching to a healthier, more active lifestyle and also, sleeping better can prove beneficial.

Fortunately, there are also some foods that can help battle this condition. For example, avocado slows digestion and keeps blood sugar from spiking after a meal. Apple is also a good choice for diabetics. 

To know more, flip through this ClipBook. You will also learn all about the seven top foods that can help you manage diabetes better.

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Avocado

Rich and loaded with good monounsaturated fats, avocado slows down digestion, which prevents blood sugar from spiking after a meal. Eat avocados on their own or try adding mashed avocado on your toast, every morning.

Oats

A bowl of oats, preferably the steel-cut ones, in the morning will prove super beneficial. Oats are a source of whole grains and come loaded with fibre. It is also effective in reducing cholesterol levels.

Greek Yogurt

Yogurt is good for gut health. But, it is also beneficial for people suffering from diabetes as well. Research has suggested that consuming yogurt may reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Apples

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ goes an old saying. And that is more true than ever, today. Apples are high anti-oxidants and nutrients, as well as flavonoids. Research suggests that eating this fruit is linked with a lower risk of developi...

Salmon

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid can help fight diabetes. And one good source is fish like salmon. It is known to help raise the levels of good cholesterol in the body.

Legumes

Different sorts of legumes such as chickpeas, kidney beans and lentils should be consumed on a daily basis, to battle diabetes. Since these are rich in fibre, they help you stay full for longer — and this, in turn, keeps sugar levels normal.

Nuts

Eating nuts on a regular basis has been shown to lower rates of heart disease. Similarly, snacking on nuts in moderation is said to be good for people with Type 2 diabetes. Nuts are said to help control blood sugar levels and also, aid in weight l...

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