How to Combat Diabetes With Specific Foods

    Diabetes is a chronic health condition that involves sustained periods of elevated blood sugar levels. The metabolism of the foods you eat leads to the production of glucose in the body. If the level of glucose becomes too high, it can become toxic to the brain and other organs. A good way to monitor your blood glucose is by choosing foods that are low in sugar (both artificial and natural) and supplementing with glucose stabilizing vitamins, minerals, and herbs.

    Low Glycemic foods: brown rice, oatmeal, whole grain pastas, wild rice, rye bread, yams, green peas, black eyed peas, lentils, all beans, green vegetables, mango, kiwi, grapes, pears, peaches, plums, apples, oranges, grapefruits, cherries, tomatoes, low fat sugar free yogurt, nuts and seeds

    You can also add the following supplements and spices to help manage your condition. Be sure to consult with a physician prior to making any changes to your health care regimen.

    Minerals: Chromium helps insulin to regulate blood glucose more effectively

    Herbs: Cinnamon – helps to regulate blood glucose by improving insulin sensitivity and utilization

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