Foods that help curb diabetes
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