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beats1/Shutterstock Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, and research shows that these nutrients reduce insulin resistance, improve insulin sensitivity, drop insulin levels and fasting blood glucose, and blunt cravings. But not all chocolate is created equal. In a 2008 study from the University of Copenhagen, people who ate dark chocolate reported that they felt less like eating sweet, salty, or fatty foods compared to volunteers given milk chocolate, with its lower levels of beneficial flavonoids (and, often, more sugar and fat, too). Dark chocolate also cut the amount of pizza that volunteers consumed later in the same day, by 15 percent. The flavonoids in chocolate have also been shown to lower stroke risk, calm blood pressure, and reduce your risk for a heart attack by 2 percent over five years. (Want more delicious, healthy, seasonal foods? Click here.) Jiri Vaclavek/Shutterstock Broccoli is an anti-diabetes superhero. As with other cruciferous veggies, like kale and cauliflower, it contains a compound called sulforaphane, which triggers several anti-inflammatory processes that improve blood sugar control and protect blood vessels from the cardiovascular damage that’s often a co Continue reading >>

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  1. laroc

    Hi all, can anyone tell me if cauliflower is a good vegetable for diabetics or if it is full of carbs? Are there some vegetables that are better for diabetics than others?
    Thankyou
    Carol

  2. Defren

    laroc said:
    Hi all, can anyone tell me if cauliflower is a good vegetable for diabetics or if it is full of carbs? Are there some vegetables that are better for diabetics than others?
    Thankyou
    Carol
    Cauli is good, very good. You can mash it as as substitute for mashed potato, grate it to make substitute rice, or have it as regular cauliflower. A diabetics staple.

  3. laroc

    Thats brilliant thankyou very much.

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