If you have Type 2 diabetes, your primary goal is simple - to bring your blood sugar levels under control. There are many different ways to regulate your blood sugar, from simple healthy eating to choosing the correct amount of food at each meal. There are also certain foods known as superfoods, with a great capacity for improving your overall health. Introduce them gradually giving your palate a chance to develop a taste for them...
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1. Kiwifruit contains essential nutrients and double the amount of vitamin C than you find in oranges. Kiwifruit has more potassium than a banana and more fiber than an apple. The combination of minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients in kiwifruit helps to fight off...
- respiratory disease,
- stroke, and
- heart disease.
The kiwifruit has a natural blood-thinning agent but without the side effects of aspirin. It decreases the spontaneous creation of dangerous blood clots. It also helps reduce 'bad' cholesterol and blood pressure.
Kiwifruit is used in Chinese medicine to heal sores and wounds faster than normal, especially if you have Type 2 diabetes.
2. Watercress is almost free of calories but is still rich in nutrients. It has...
- four times the amount of calcium than milk
- more iron than you find in spinach, and
- is comparable in vitamin C to an orange.
Watercress helps protect you from macular degeneration, improves the health of your bones and boosts your immune system. Improved immunity helps stave off illness, the consequences of which make your blood sugar more difficult than usual to control.
You can eat it raw or cooked or even juice it together with other vegetables.
3. Spinach is always on a superfood list - although many people don't like it. It helps...
- protect your eyes from disease,
- helps improve brain function and reduces the risk of dementia, and
- lowers blood pressure.
Spinach is one of the few plant sources of zinc, a mineral that protects insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas. Zinc is lost in the urine when blood sugar is too high. Spinach is also a source of magnesium, a mineral shown to decrease the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
4. Carrots are a delicious vegetable either raw, cooked or juiced with other vegetables. That extra sweetness makes vegetable juices more palatable. They're very versatile when thinking about using them as part of a meal. Carrots contain carotenoids which help prevent many common cancers. One carrot per day halves the risk of lung cancer which is astounding.
Eating carrots lowers the risk of eye disease and cardiovascular disease - diabetes related complications.
Most people don't take in enough vegetables. If you add these four superfoods to your eating plan, your health should greatly improve. If you have Type 2 diabetes, it's even more important to consume superfoods such as these.
Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. By making simple changes to your daily routine, its possible to bring your blood sugar levels under control and eliminate many of the complications you may already experience.
For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.
The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.
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