Foods that help curb diabetes

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - IANS with in­puts by Saumya Shree, food spe­cial­ist

Did you know that drink­ing a mix of ap­ple cider vine­gar and wa­ter be­fore eat­ing helps in­crease sen­si­tiv­ity to in­sulin and re­duce the spike in blood sugar in those with pre-diabetes as well as Type 2 diabetes? And that drink­ing green tea can calm chronic in­flam­ma­tion? Here’s a list of food items that en­sure an ex­tra edge against diabetes:

Ap­ple cider vine­gar: Ap­ple cider vine­gar has been cre­at­ing pos­i­tive rip­ples in health food cir­cles for a long time. The acetic acid in vine­gar trims down cer­tain en­zymes in the stom­ach.

Cin­na­mon: It is ef­fec­tive in drop­ping blood sugar lev­els and re­duc­ing risk for de­vel­op­ing Type 2 diabetes.

Cit­rus fruits: Peo­ple with diabetes tend to have low Vi­ta­min C lev­els in their bod­ies, so an­tiox­i­dant-packed cit­rus fruits work as a snack.

Green tea: Drink­ing green tea can calm chronic in­flam­ma­tion that in­creases the risk of heart at­tacks and ru­ins the body’s abil­ity to ab­sorb blood sugar. The tea is packed with flavonoids that are pow­er­ful in­flam­ma­tion-fight­ers.

Fenu­greek: Yet an­other spice which helps in low­er­ing blood sugar lev­els. The fi­bre in fenu­greek seeds is ef­fec­tive in slow­ing down the di­ges­tion of car­bo­hy­drates and one can ei­ther take it as a pill, as a tea or in a va­ri­ety of dishes.

Green tea, which is full of anti-ox­i­dants, helps fight diabetes

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