Many Nigerians are battling with issues of blood sugar control. This article is for you because we want to highlight seven foods that can help you to control your blood sugar level effectively.
Vegetables are the best food for diabetic people. Vegetables include garden eggs, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, etc. Many of these contain few calories but with a lot of vitamins and antioxidants.
2. Leafy green vegetables.
Leafy green vegetables are another good food that can help you to effectively control your blood sugar. You can eat some of them raw or cooked. They are a good source of energy that is devoid of sugar and carbohydrates.
Green vegetables such as fluted pumpkin, pumpkin leaves, spinach, water leaves brocholli,apricots,kale, collard greens etc. People seeking to reduce their blood sugar should include enough of these vegetables in their diets.
3. Beans and lentils.
Beans are superfood for people seeking to control their blood sugar. They are a rich source of fiber, proteins and complex carbohydrates. They also contain minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that can help to prevent complications in diàbetes patients.
4. Quaker oats.
Oats are a wonderful food for people seeking to control their blood sugar level. This is because oats contains only one percent sugar but have complex carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Quaker oats is an excellent food for people battling with diàbetes.
Nuts such as walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, etc are good sources of plant protein suitable for people battling with diàbetes. They can help to control blood sugar level and also provide proteins, unsaturated fats and vitamin.
Okra is a fruit that is taken as a vegetable,it is very good for management of diabetes. This is because of its soluble fiber, flavonoids and antioxidants content.
According to health line okra have long been used in Turkey for the treatment of diabetes but scientists have supported it's efficacy in the management of diabetes though it is based on animal studies. More human studies are needed.
Seafoods including oily fishes are good food for management of blood sugar level. They are good sources of proteins, unsaturated fats minerals and vitamins. Taking more proteins helps to slow down the absorption of sugar by the body and also help to reduce insulin resistance.
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