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The 15 Best Superfoods For Diabetics

The 15 Best Superfoods For Diabetics

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 consequence of diabetes. (Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people with diabetes, so this protection could be a lifesaver.) Sulforaphane also helps flip on the body’s natural detox mechanisms, coaxing enzymes to turn dangerous cancer-causing chemicals into more innocent forms that the body can easily release. Blueberries funnyangel/Shutterstock Blueberries really stand out: They contain both insoluble fiber (which “flushes” fat out of your system) and soluble fiber (which slows down the emptying of your stomach, and improves blood sugar control). In a study by the USDA, peopl Continue reading >>

Healthy Tips For Hot Dogs And Hamburgers

Healthy Tips For Hot Dogs And Hamburgers

Diabetic Living / Food to Eat / Nutrition Yes, you can eat hot dogs and hamburgers on your diabetic diet. Just follow a few tips and tricks, and start enjoying these barbecue favorites guilt-free. By Hope S. Warshaw, R.D., CDE; Photos by Scott Little During the warmer months, your social calendar is likely to be sprinkled with cookouts, visits to street fairs, or pool parties where the grill is a-sizzle. And the main course, of course, is hot dogs, sausages, or hamburgers. "Nothing tastes better than a hot dog downed during an inning of baseball or a brat at the Polish polka festival," says Patti Urbanski, M.Ed., R.D., CDE, a dietitian and diabetes educator at the Duluth Family Practice Center in Minnesota who also has type 1 diabetes. Fortunately, you can relish these rituals without ruining your diabetes meal plan. Diabetic Diet , What to Eat with Diabetes , Diabetes Nutrition , Portion Control Hamburger meat, by government standards, is fresh or frozen ground beef without anything else added and can contain no more than 30 percent fat by weight. At the supermarket, hamburger meat is labeled with its percentage of lean meat and percentage of fat, such as 80/20 or 93/7. Not so at a friend's barbecue or a ballpark grill. Here are some good rules of thumb: -- A 3-ounce serving of cooked meat is just right -- there's no need to pile on extra patties or order a large burger unless you share. -- Get your hamburgers cooked how you like them (as long as the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F for safety) because the fat content doesn't differ much based on doneness. -- Spread condiments gingerly, but feel free to use a generous amount of this low-calorie flavor enhancer: mustard. Diabetic Diet , What to Eat with Diabetes , Diabetes Nutrition , Portion Control Today's Continue reading >>

Mustard Oil If It Is Used In Diet From Beginning There Is No Chance Of Diabetes. It Tries To Stop Diabetes,had Omega Fatty Acid.

Mustard Oil If It Is Used In Diet From Beginning There Is No Chance Of Diabetes. It Tries To Stop Diabetes,had Omega Fatty Acid.

MUSTARD OIL IF IT IS USED IN DIET FROM BEGINNING THERE IS NO CHANCE OF DIABETES. IT tries to stop diabetes,had omega fatty acid. Mustard oil is good for diabetic patient. It tries to stop diabetes. Persons who use mustard oil from beginning of life they do not show sign and symptoms of diabetes.It has omega fatty acid which is good for health.Mustard oil if used it does not damage the beta cells of pancreas gland but it enhances the activity of beta cells to secrete more insulin for converting glucose into energy to make a person fit and healthy avoids from different types of disease. mustard oil makes the skin smooth delicate attractive, smart and shining. It can not make the skin develop allergy.Mustard oil raw and cooked both can be used. In state of UP most of the people use mustard oil ant be prevented from different diseases mostly from metabolic disorders.It also makes the person strong both externally and internally. If you want to be safe from diabetes you can start the MUSTARD OIL IN YOUR DIET regularly. Continue reading >>

Best Vegetables For Type 2 Diabetes

Best Vegetables For Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes often feel left out at big family meals and at restaurants, but it should not mean having to avoid delicious food. In fact, no food item is strictly forbidden for people with type 2 diabetes. Healthy eating for people with diabetes is all about moderation and balance. The best vegetables for type 2 diabetes are low on the glycemic index (GI) scale, rich in fiber, or high in blood pressure-lowering nitrates. Why choose vegetables? When considering foods to avoid, many people with diabetes might think about sugary or high-carbohydrate foods, such as cinnamon rolls or bread. Certain vegetables, though, can also cause blood glucose problems. The GI refers to how quickly foods cause blood sugar levels to rise. Foods high on the GI, such as most potatoes, rapidly release glucose, potentially triggering blood glucose spikes. They can also cause weight gain when eaten in excess. Low to moderate GI vegetables, such as carrots, offer better blood glucose control, and a lower risk of weight gain. Nitrates are chemicals that naturally occur in some vegetables. They are also used as preservatives in some foods. Eating nitrate-rich foods, not foods processed with added nitrates, can lower blood pressure, and improve overall circulatory health. This means that nitrate-rich foods, such as beets, are among the best vegetables for people with type 2 diabetes who have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. This is still true despite their high level of carbohydrates. The key to good food management, in this instance, is to reduce carbohydrate consumption elsewhere, such as by eliminating bread or sugary snacks. Fiber and protein are both very important in a healthful diabetes diet. Protein is vital for good health, and can help people feel fuller for longer, Continue reading >>

People’s Pharmacy: Cinnamon, Mustard May Lower Blood Sugar

People’s Pharmacy: Cinnamon, Mustard May Lower Blood Sugar

Q. I have been using cinnamon to help control my blood sugar for the past four years. Using 1/4 teaspoon in boiling water to make a cinnamon tea lowers my blood-sugar readings from about 185 to 135 in one hour. Yellow mustard works even more effectively. I take about 1/2 teaspoon per meal, depending on the amount of carbohydrates in the food. Both cinnamon and yellow mustard can be overdone and make blood sugar go too low, so you have to be cautious. A. There is research supporting the idea that cinnamon can lower blood sugar. Until your e-mail, we had not heard that yellow mustard could do the same thing. A little digging revealed several animal studies showing that curcumin, the active ingredient in the yellow spice turmeric, lowers blood glucose. Since turmeric gives mustard its yellow color, perhaps this explains the benefit you have discovered. Diabetics must monitor blood sugar closely and check with a physician before trying such dietary strategies. Q. After I read about Listerine for scalp problems, I tried it myself. I had been using a prescription steroid lotion for 10 years, but applying Listerine and letting it dry did the trick. This worked so well I bathed my dog with it. He’d been suffering with staph infections for years and had been on and off antibiotics and steroids for his skin problems. Letting the Listerine dry on him gave him immediate relief. It even healed two open wounds on his hind legs from biting and scratching. Thanks! A. We urge folks to check with a vet before trying out remedies on pets. In this case, though, we first heard about using Listerine for itchy scalp from a fellow who had been told to use it for hot spots on his dog. Q. Could you tell me if some sugar-free foods would be the cause of diarrhea? A. Absolutely. Sweeteners such Continue reading >>

Top 10 Foods That Help Me Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Top 10 Foods That Help Me Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Top 10 Foods that Help Me Manage Type 2 Diabetes Top 10 Foods that Help Me Manage Type 2 Diabetes Ive had Type 2 diabetes for 14 years. Finding the right combination of low-GI foods and living a normal life has been really trying. A few months ago, I decided to start eating clean. I also dont eat carbohydrates like potatoes, pasta, rice, bread and sugar of any kind. I eat very little fruit, and I stay away from sodas, even diet sodas. A lot. Thanks to this diet I no longer take medication for Type 2 diabetes. These are the top 10 foods that help me manage my diabetes: 85% Dark Chocolate: When I was a kid and tried my very first Hersheys Special Dark from the bag of mixed mini chocolate bars, I was horrified at how bitter it was. I picked all of them out and (gasp) threw them away. As an adult, I grew to enjoy the subtleties of dark chocolate. I learned to appreciate that its not a treat thats meant to be chewed quickly and devoured. Its meant to be savored and allowed to melt on your tongue. A single 1-inch square after dinner is my regular treat at the end of the day. Sparkling water: I used to drink a 6-pack of Classic Coke every day. Sure, that was back in college when we all thought we were invincible, and I havent binged to that extent in 20 years. I never drank diet soda but I know that there are studies that show diet sodas cause insulin resistance. Nowadays I get my soda fix with zero-calorie sparkling water. I drink it ice cold in a fancy glass with a twist. I discovered its the fizz I like, not the sweetness. Cauliflower: As a vegetable, its okay. But as pizza crust or mashed potatoes, you cant beat it! . In a nutshell, for faux potatoes, steam the cauliflower until its cooked. Drain. Mash with a potato masher or a stick blender and add whatever seasoning you Continue reading >>

Add Some Flavor To Your Diabetes Meal Plan

Add Some Flavor To Your Diabetes Meal Plan

1 / 11 Use Portion Control Enhancing your food's flavors through condiments and spices is key to enjoying a healthy type 2 diabetes diet. But before you reach for the ketchup and mayo, know that some choices are a lot better for you than others. You'll also benefit from learning how to read nutrition labels and measuring servings carefully. "Most important is portion control," says Constance Brown-Riggs, RD, CDN, author of The African American Guide to Living Well With Diabetes. "Condiments should be used to enhance the flavor of food and not serve as the main course." Here are the facts on the most popular condiments and spices to help you choose. Continue reading >>

I Have Diabetes…what Can I Eat?

I Have Diabetes…what Can I Eat?

From the day you are diagnosed with diabetes, type 1 or type 2, everyone around you is going start telling you what you can and cannot eat. Your doctor, friends, brother, mother, father, uncle, children, spouse, and even the television and every magazine and newspaper! (Be wary of the all the diet fads that will not be directed right at you!) By the time you’ve heard it all, you might feel like there’s nothing you’re allowed to eat except for steamed chicken and spinach. Here are three secrets for your life with diabetes around food: Despite what everyone is saying you “can’t” and “shouldn’t” eat, you are the one who puts the food in your mouth…which means you actually can eat anything, in a sense. It is your choice, and while we all would be better if we always chose the healthiest foods, try reminding yourself of this statement: “I can choose to eat whatever I want.” Thinking this way around your choices versus feeling like you aren’t allowed to eat practically anything can be a very helpful tool for feeling more empowered around food. No one can control what you eat except for you. It’s your choice. As people with diabetes, we do want to aim for 70 to 90 percent of the day’s choices to be very healthy, moderate to low in carbohydrates, and whole food choices, but you do not have to be perfect! Enjoying a treat (whether it’s potato chips or chocolate) in moderation is possible, but the key is moderation. Sometimes, putting too many rules around those treats can make us want more and more of them, which is why the way you think about food is going to very important for how you behave around food. Think about the treats you love the most and how to incorporate them carefully and in sensible portions in your week’s nutrition. Never stop Continue reading >>

A Complete List Of Foods You Must Avoid Eating If You're Diabetic

A Complete List Of Foods You Must Avoid Eating If You're Diabetic

A Complete List of Foods You MUST Avoid Eating if You're Diabetic Diabetes can be controlled by inculcating a few changes in your lifestyle; your dietary habits in particular. That being said, here is a list of foods that a diabetic should eat in moderation or ideally avoid for his own good. As a diabetic, you are supposed to follow certain norms with respect to lifestyle and dietary habits. It's very important for a person with diabetes to know what food to eat and what to avoid. As the consumption of sugar or fat rich food is best avoided due to the complications associated with them, a diabetic has a considerably lengthy list of foods that he should avoid. A diabetic should not just avoid sugar, but should also keep a check on other foods - carbohydrate rich foods in particular. Food high in cholesterol is also considered harmful for people suffering from diabetes, and therefore is best avoided. Recent studies have revealed that even some fruits and vegetables are harmful for diabetics. Similarly, fast food and beverages are a strict no. The list of foods is pretty lengthy, but then it is possible to categorize them into different groups based on their content. Sugar rich foods, like white sugar, ice creams, donuts, pastries, chocolates, cookies, artificial sweeteners, etc., can be extremely harmful for people suffering from diabetes. The list of high carbohydrate foods is mainly dominated by foods rich in fructose and glucose, such as table sugar and fruit juice concentrates. As these foods result in increase in the blood sugar levels, it is perfectly logical that they should be avoided by a diabetic. If completely avoiding sugar is not possible, the said dish can be modified a bit to ensure that its sugar content is minimal - but even that should be done only afte Continue reading >>

Top 10 Worst Diet Choices If You Have Diabetes

Top 10 Worst Diet Choices If You Have Diabetes

If you have diabetes, in many ways your diet is your medicine. As diabetes educators, we help patients understand what food and beverage choices are best to avoid. When foods are high in carbohydrates, fat and sodium, they increase your risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain, heart disease and uncontrolled sugar . Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy Sweetened drinks. These include regular pop/soda, fruit punches and iced teas. These are loaded with sugar and calories, and they usually have little or no nutritional value. Instead, try infusing plain water with different berries and fruits so you can enjoy the natural sweetness. “Designer” or specialty coffee drinks – including frappuccinos or cappuccinos. That “once a day special treat” can add up to lots of extra sugar, calories and saturated fat. Instead, go for straight java, either black, with artificial sweetener or a small splash of skim milk. Whole milk. It has too much fat, which can lead to weight gain. Switch to 2 percent, 1 percent – or even better: skim milk. Keep in mind that one cup of skim milk has 12 grams of carbohydrates. If you don’t like milk or are lactose intolerant, you can drink almond milk, rice milk or soy milk instead—but remember to get the low sugar varieties. Hot dogs. These grilled little favorites are still high in saturated fat and sodium—yes, that even includes turkey dogs! Try to avoid them or eat them only occasionally. Packaged lunch meats. These are also high in saturated fat and sodium. Check your deli for low sodium meats—or better yet use sliced meat that you’ve roasted at home to make your sandwic Continue reading >>

14 Foods That Could Change A Diabetic's Life

14 Foods That Could Change A Diabetic's Life

Print Font: When you think of managing blood sugar, odds are you obsess over everything you can't have. While it's certainly important to limit no-no ingredients (like white, refined breads and pastas and fried, fatty, processed foods), it's just as crucial to pay attention to what you should eat. We suggest you start here. Numerous nutrition and diabetes experts singled out these power foods because 1) they're packed with the 4 healthy nutrients (fiber, omega-3s, calcium, and vitamin D) that make up Prevention's Diabetes DTOUR Diet, and 2) they're exceptionally versatile, so you can use them in recipes, as add-ons to meals, or stand-alone snacks. 1. Beans Beans have more to boast about than being high in fiber (plant compounds that help you feel full, steady blood sugar, and even lower cholesterol; a half cup of black beans delivers more than 7 grams). They're a not-too-shabby source of calcium, a mineral that research shows can help burn body fat. In ½ cup of white beans, you'll get almost 100 mg of calcium—about 10% of your daily intake. Beans also make an excellent protein source; unlike other proteins Americans commonly eat (such as red meat), beans are low in saturated fat—the kind that gunks up arteries and can lead to heart disease. How to eat them: Add them to salads, soups, chili, and more. There are so many different kinds of beans, you could conceivably have them every day for a week and not eat the same kind twice. 2. Dairy You're not going to find a better source of calcium and vitamin D—a potent diabetes-quelling combination—than in dairy foods like milk, cottage cheese, and yogurt. One study found that women who consumed more than 1,200 mg of calcium and more than 800 IU of vitamin D a day were 33% less likely to develop diabetes than those taki Continue reading >>

The Top 20 Foods For Beating Diabetes

The Top 20 Foods For Beating Diabetes

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have a boring diet Every time you roll your shopping cart into the supermarket, you’re making a decision that goes far beyond whether you’re going to have pork or pierogies for dinner. You’re actually choosing between being a victim and a victor. What you put in your cart goes a long way toward determining whether you’ll be compromised by diabetes or start controlling and eventually even beating it. That’s why we’ve assembled the following list of the 20 best foods for fighting diabetes. Every time you go to the store from now on, take this list with you and check off each item. In fact, if your favourite store has a delivery service, sign up for it so your supplies are automatically replenished every few weeks. Research proves that making a few key changes to your diet such as eating more produce, fewer refined carbohydrates, plenty of lean protein, and more ‘good’ fat’helps improve blood-sugar control and cuts the risk of diabetes-related complications. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that one or two or even five foods on this list will transform you. You need most of them, yes, even the flaxseed, because together they represent a new approach to eating, a lifestyle rather than just a diet. 1. Apples Because they offer so many health advantages, put these at the core of your diet. Apples are naturally low in calories, yet their high fibre content (4 grams) fills you up, battles bad cholesterol, and blunts blood-sugar swings. Red Delicious and Granny Smith are also among the top 10 fruits with the most disease-fighting antioxidants. Eat them whole and unpeeled for the greatest benefit, or make a quick ‘baked’ apple. After washing and chopping one apple, put it in a bowl with a dusting of cinnamon and microwa Continue reading >>

Should You Eat Mayonnaise If You Have Diabetes

Should You Eat Mayonnaise If You Have Diabetes

If you are someone with diabetes you are aware that is very difficult to pick the right foods in order to control your levels of blood sugar. Probably already you made tons of changes in terms of your usual diet. And you are probably wondering if you also need to eliminate mayonnaise. The mayonnaise is usually used as a base for dips, as spread on sandwiches and also in salad dressings. The mayonnaise belongs in the category of oils and fats. According to the National Nutrient Database USDA, one tablespoon of mayonnaise contains around 11.7 grams of fat and around 103 calories, but it does not contain carbs or protein. After a meal, the carbs influence the levels of your blood sugar directly. The regular mayonnaise won’t increase the levels of your blood sugar. And therefore it won’t interfere with the control over your diabetes. But bear in mind that the food you consume along with mayonnaise like French fries, potato salad or a regular sandwich can influence the levels of the blood sugar. On the market, there are fat-free, low-fat and reduced-calorie mayonnaise that is made to reduce its content of fat. However, in order to compensate for their lack of taste, in these types of mayonnaises, there are small amounts of sugar. To be more accurate, for example, 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise that is reduced in calories contains around 49 calories, 1 gram carbs, and 4.9 grams fat. You will get half of the fat and calories, but also there are carbs added. At first glance, it might not seem like a lot, but many people use light or low-fat products, and these people usually end up having more than they would with regular products. For instance, certain people might put 4 tablespoons in their salad or sandwich, and that is 4 grams of carbs, enough to be part of dietary carb th Continue reading >>

14 Fantastically Healthy Foods For Diabetics

14 Fantastically Healthy Foods For Diabetics

When you think of managing blood sugar, odds are you obsess over everything you can't have. While it's certainly important to limit no-no ingredients (like white, refined breads and pastas and fried, fatty, processed foods), it's just as crucial to pay attention to what you should eat. We suggest you start here. Numerous nutrition and diabetes experts singled out these power foods because 1) they're packed with the four healthy nutrients (fiber, omega-3s, calcium, and vitamin D) that make up our Diabetes DTOUR Diet, and 2) they're exceptionally versatile, so you can use them in recipes, as add-ons to meals, or stand-alone snacks. 1. Beans Beans have more to boast about than being high in fiber (plant compounds that help you feel full, steady blood sugar, and even lower cholesterol; a half cup of black beans delivers more than 7 grams). They're a not-too-shabby source of calcium, a mineral that research shows can help burn body fat. In ½ cup of white beans, you'll get almost 100 mg of calcium—about 10% of your daily intake. Beans also make an excellent protein source; unlike other proteins Americans commonly eat (such as red meat), beans are low in saturated fat—the kind that gunks up arteries and can lead to heart disease. How to eat them: Add them to salads, soups, chili, and more. There are so many different kinds of beans, you could conceivably have them every day for a week and not eat the same kind twice. 2. Dairy You're not going to find a better source of calcium and vitamin D—a potent diabetes-quelling combination—than in dairy foods like milk, cottage cheese, and yogurt. One study found that women who consumed more than 1,200 mg of calcium and more than 800 IU of vitamin D a day were 33% less likely to develop diabetes than those taking in less of both Continue reading >>

Mustard For Regulating Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

Mustard For Regulating Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

One of the very best natural ways to regulate blood sugar levels is using mustard. Mustard is an herb that comes from tiny seeds that contain loads of antioxidants that can help speed up your metabolism and help regulate your blood sugar levels so they are not all over the place. It is even excellent to take for lowering high blood pressure and increasing your appetite when you are not so hungry, but know you need to eat something healthy and good to nourish your body. The reason why mustard can be used to help regulate blood sugar levels is because it contains magnesium which is a mineral that helps keep blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels normal. Mustard also contains many other antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals in it that are essential for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels such as vitamins C, omega -fatty acids, fiber, iron, niacin, and zinc which help keep the body healthy and functioning properly so it doesn’t become ill making you not want to eat a healthy meal when you are suppose too. The best way to get mustard into your diet is by eating it on a sandwich, or adding it to a salad dressing. You may also add mustard powder and seeds to your cooking to receive the health benefits of mustard. Some people even like to drink a mustard tonic by soaking mustard seeds in warm water over night and drinking the mustard tonic that was made from the seeds in the morning. However, I prefer adding mustard to my food because it has a strong spicy taste to it that doesn’t taste good in a tonic. Adding mustard to a sandwich is much easier and more pleasant. Heck you can even make red meats taste fabulous by marinating them in a dressing containing mustard seeds in them. Either way you need to make sure you get mustard into your diet to receive the health benefit Continue reading >>

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