The 6 Best Foods You Can Eat to Prevent Diabetes
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I have acquired Type II diabetes and have fought it for over 15 years. first with chemicals and insulin, 'till now, with diet and metformin. The diet has been the key element in keeping my A1C down, along with good exercise too. I eat all of these foods and need to up tick the beans a bit. Have sorta leaned away since they take a while to cook and its been so hot...ya excuses. Watching the glycemic index helps too...I love fruit and some are lower than others. They didn't mention avocado, but I'd bet it should be on the list. I try to eat one everyday in guacamole.



Monday, 17 July 2017
The 6 Best Foods You Can Eat to Prevent Diabetes

Coming down with a diabetes diagnosis is more than just frustrating. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. But what exactly is it? Diabetes Research explains diabetes is a metabolic disease that causes the body to produce too little insulin. Insulin allows the glucose, or sugar, from the foods that you eat to enter your cells to use as energy, but diabetics don’t have enough insulin to make this happen. This means the sugars stay in your blood, and your body doesn’t have the energy necessary to complete daily functions. In the case of type 1 diabetes, many people are born with it, but type 2 results from poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. To lower your risk of diabetes, try adding the following six foods to your meals.
1. Whole grains 
There’s evidence to suggest that whole grains can protect you from diabetes, whereas refined carbohydrates, like those you would find in white bread, can increase your risk, explains Harvard’s School of Public Health. The fiber and bran found in whole grains make it harder for your digestive system to break down the grains into glucose. Because this process is more difficult, your blood sugar and insulin are increased very slowly, putting less stress on the body. White breads and rice cause large spikes in blood sugar when they’re consumed, which can increase your risk for diabetes. Choosing whole grains that have a low glycemic load can decrease your risk of diabetes dramatically.

2. Carrots 
The color of carrots is a key indicator that they’re rich in carotenoids, which are antioxidants that may help prevent diabetes, says Prevention. Research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found, out of 4,500 people tested over a 15-year span, those who had the highest levels of carotenoids in their blood cut their diabetes risk in half.

3. Green leafy vegetables 
Some of the most nutritious vegetables are ones that are dark, green, and leafy, so if you haven’t begun adding spinach and kale to your meals now, it may be time to start. A story on Dr. Fuhrman’s website reports consuming large amounts of leafy green vegetables is associated with a lowered risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the story, studies have found that greater intake of such produce resulted in a 14% decrease in the risk of type 2 diabetes. If you don’t love leafy greens, you could even go for broccoli or cauliflower as a substitute.

4. Blueberries 
There’s good news for fruit lovers and those who occasionally crave foods on the sweeter side — blueberries are fantastic for diabetes prevention. Readers Digest explains blueberries have both insoluble and soluble fiber that help with blood sugar control and lowering blood glucose levels. There are also anthocyanins in blueberries, which are natural chemicals that work to shrink fat cells. These anthocyanins play an important role in releasing a hormone that helps regulate blood glucose levels, too. An increase of this hormone can help keep your blood sugar from spiking.

5. Sunflower seeds 
They’re delicious as a snack or sprinkled over a salad, and sunflower seeds are also very beneficial in the fight against diabetes. Diabetic Lifestyle says sunflower seeds are a great source of copper, vitamin E, selenium, magnesium, and zinc, and their fat content is also helpful in preventing diabetes. Sunflower seeds are high in polyunsaturated fat, and researchers believe this healthy fat can combat diabetes. As for the minerals, the magnesium present in this small seed has also been shown to help control blood sugar levels.



 6. Beans 
Not only are beans versatile enough to put in your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, they’re also great for managing and preventing diabetes. The Bean Institute explains legumes are rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, and protein, making them low on the glycemic index. Because they digest slowly in your system, your blood sugar stays stable.
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(07-19-2017, 08:01 AM)Zedtae Wrote: I have acquired Type II diabetes and have fought it for over 15 years. first with chemicals and insulin, 'till now, with diet and metformin. The diet has been the key element in keeping my A1C down, along with this product good exercise too. I eat all of these foods and need to up tick the beans a bit. Have sorta leaned away since they take a while to cook and its been so hot...ya excuses. Watching the glycemic index helps too...I love fruit and some are lower than others. They didn't mention avocado, but I'd bet it should be on the list. I try to eat one everyday in guacamole.

And avoid sugar as much as possible!
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(07-22-2017, 03:55 PM)Pilcher Wrote: And avoid sugar as much as possible!

That goes without saying. I don't even have any in the house!
One should have an open mind; open enough that things get in, but not so open that everything falls out
 
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy
Huxley
 
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything  
Einstein
 
Its no wonder truth is stranger than fiction.
Fiction has to make sense
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(07-19-2017, 08:01 AM)Zedta Wrote: I have acquired Type II diabetes and have fought it for over 15 years. first with chemicals and insulin, 'till now, with diet and metformin. The diet has been the key element in keeping my A1C down, along with this product good exercise too. I eat all of these foods and need to up tick the beans a bit. Have sorta leaned away since they take a while to cook and its been so hot...ya excuses. Watching the glycemic index helps too...I love fruit and some are lower than others. They didn't mention avocado, but I'd bet it should be on the list. I try to eat one everyday in guacamole.

I got type 2 diabetes just a while back (2 months ago). I am struggling with it as I have to lose weight and focus on exercise. What you mentioned is exactly how it can be controlled. I will keep all these tips in mind.
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(04-16-2018, 03:40 AM)barryw Wrote:
(07-19-2017, 08:01 AM)Zedta Wrote: I have acquired Type II diabetes and have fought it for over 15 years. first with chemicals and insulin, 'till now, with diet and metformin. The diet has been the key element in keeping my A1C down, along with this product good exercise too. I eat all of these foods and need to up tick the beans a bit. Have sorta leaned away since they take a while to cook and its been so hot...ya excuses. Watching the glycemic index helps too...I love fruit and some are lower than others. They didn't mention avocado, but I'd bet it should be on the list. I try to eat one everyday in guacamole.

I got type 2 diabetes just a while back (2 months ago). I am struggling with it as I have to lose weight and focus on exercise. What you mentioned is exactly how it can be controlled. I will keep all these tips in mind.
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Awesome post and I hope your post will be of great help for those who are dealing with diabetes and looking for food to beat diabetes. Bookmarked the link to share with others also.
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