Friday, August 21, 2009

Diet to curb diabetes

Diabetes is one disease which none of us would like to have in our system. Diabetes is believed to be hereditary but you may also develop the disease because of lifestyle changes and dietary issues. We will take a closer look at the food items that can prevent and control diabetes.

  • Diabetes patients need to avoid fat and salt. Drinking Milk cuts the risk of diabetes by 40% according to research. Milk contains calcium, magnesium and vitamin D which bolster your body's ability to utilize insulin correctly. Drinking milk has other health benefits too apart from diabetes prevention. Remember to consume only low fat skimmed milk (1%) to reap the benefits.

  • Diabetic patients can go for Green Tea that has a slew of benefits including cancer prevention, diabetes and blood pressure control, weight loss, stroke risk reduction, dental welfare, etc. Filtered Coffee reduces the risk of diabetes by 30%. You can gulp a cuppa everyday.

  • Chewing on redolent Cinnamon sticks lowers the levels of lipids and glucose in blood. You can boil cinnamon sticks in water and drink the water.

  • Garlic can lower blood sugar level by regulating insulin secretion. Try to include more of chopped onion and garlic in food.

  • Bitter gourd or Bitter melon plays a major role in bringing down blood sugar. Consuming the juice on empty stomach can provide a reckonable drop in sugar level.

  • Research has it that Chinese women who ate peanuts daily eliminated the risk of diabetes as much as 21%. Walnuts and almonds are also effective Nuts against diabetes. Some nuts have high fat content which can be avoided.

  • A magical fruit called Jamun or Indian blackberry is prescribed as a home remedy for diabetes in Ayurveda. It can be consumed as a fruit or the seeds can be powdered and taken along with water.

  • Fenugreek and Flaxseeds are also used to treat diabetes and used in several medicinal preparations.


Unknown said...

Good info.. We must be watchful for our health.. Diabetes is a silent killer which killed a lot of people already..

Sam D. said...

Well said. May I add also, Diabetes is not really a silent killer. High blood pressure is. Having a diabetes especially when your already injecting insulin your life span is only no more than 50 years. thank you for sharing it here. Have a great weekend. :0

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