Diabetes is an illness that affects many people nowadays. It can lead to the appearance of more serious health problems like: infertility, strokes, heart attacks, amputations, blindness etc. Diabetes is a condition which causes increased blood sugar, but luckily, Mother Nature has some amazing superfoods that can help us decrease this illness if we just start taking them into our everyday diets more.
These are 8 of the best superfoods for this cause:
1. Moringa Leaf
This leaf has been used for centuries. Even the great Egyptians, Romans and Greeks valued it. It can be found in numerous countries in the world under 200 names.
There have been numerous studies which prove that Moringa can decrease the symptoms of diabetes. You can include it in its natural form, but you can also find it in capsules or powder.
All berries are full of natural sugar. It doesn’t need insulin so that it is metabolized. They are full of nutrients like for example fiber and antioxidants. Add them into anything you like or just consume them raw!
These are filled with pterostilbene which is a very strong compound. It is especially good because it decreases body fat and with that the risk of diabetes. It can also help us protect our pancreas.
4. Monk Fruit
This kind of fruit is a natural sweetener. It can help us fight cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar etc. It is very important for people who have diabetes.
5. Flax Seeds
These seeds are amazing to help you decrease the cholesterol as well as the blood sugar. They can also help you become more resistant as well as improve your sensitivity to insulin. Add them into any cake, smoothie, salad etc. The best thing would be to consume them grinded.
Almonds are good for consumption every day. Take a handful of them and you’ll sleep well at night. They are filled with nutrients that can help us against high blood sugar, cholesterol etc.
This vegetable is especially good against diabetes. It has been researched a lot. It is full of sulforaphane that can help us against heart problems, inflammation and blood sugar. People with diabetes often have heart problems, so it is very important for them to consume this kind of cruciferous vegetables.
8. Bitter Melon
This type of melon is full of medicinal properties. Some experts consider it to be a fruit and a vegetable and its flavor is palpable. The 3 active substances it contains are especially good against diabetes: polypeptide-p, vicine and charantin.
If you intake it every day, it will do wonders for your blood sugar. Consume it raw or add it into juices, salads and smoothies!
There is also a recipe we would like to introduce to you. Adding it to your everyday diet will help you prevent diabetes and decrease its symptoms.
Diabetes-Busting Green Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cucumber
- 1 Tbsp of flax seeds
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- 1 handful of spinach
- 8-12 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup of raspberries
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Drink the smoothie right away so that you can use up all of its amazing ingredients!