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12 Powerfoods To Beat Diabetes

Can controlling your blood sugar and preventing diabetes complications be as simple as eating the right foods? Yes. Certain foods are packed with nutrients that stabilize blood sugar levels, protect your heart, and even save your vision from the damaging effects of diabetes. These 12 foods can give you an extra edge against diabetes and its complications. 1. Apples In a Finnish study, men who ate the most apples and other foods high in quercetin had 20 percent less diabetes and heart disease deaths. Other good sources of quercetin are onions, tomatoes, leafy green vegetables, and berries. 2. Cinnamon A study at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, found that if you use ½ teaspoon of cinnamon daily, it can make cells more sensitive to insulin. Therefore, the study says, the cells convert blood sugar to energy. After 40 days of taking various amount of cinnamon extract, diabetics experienced not only lower blood sugar spikes after eating, but major improvements in signs of heart health. And you can sprinkle cinnamon on just about anything. 3. Citrus Fruit Studies show that people with diabetes tend to have lower levels of vitamin C in their bodies, so antioxi Continue reading >>

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  1. zackly

    Diabetic eating low carb but not losing weight

    I've been reducing carbs since last summer but have been really trying to eat a maximum of 75 or less grams daily since Jan. I. I've done this to get better control of my out of control Type 2 diabetes. I've done well dropping my A1C from almost 9 to about 6.5. My endocrinologist is pleased with my progress. What has surprised me is that I have't lost weight. Oh, maybe a couple of pounds in the first few weeks but that's all. I'm not that disappointed because getting my diabetes under control was and will continue to be Job#1 but I see all these claims of dramatic weight loss on low carb diets. I do not count calories or limit portion size. The calories from reduced carbs have been replaced by more protein & fat. Why am I not losing weight? I take a considerable amount of insulin and live a fairly sedentary life. Is it still all about calories or am I missing something? Thanks for your help!

  2. linguafood

    Hm. Good question. I know when I first jumped on the low-carb wagon, back in 04 or whenever that South Beach diet was all the rage, I lost nothing. Zip. Zilch. While friends around me were dropping poundage like crazy, I'd lose a couple one week and then gain them back the next. Drove me positively nuts, as I was following that idiotic induction phase to the tee and was eating scrambled eggs for breakfast every goddamn day.
    So I understand your frustration.
    For some reason, when I cut out starches again a couple of years ago (but also cutting down on portion sizes), I lost about 16-18 lbs. over the course of a year.
    Not fast, but effectively gone. Maybe it just takes longer than you thought it would?

  3. zackly

    I've never been good @ eating a lesser amount of food than what satisfies me. There's a point where, if I eat one mouthful more or less, I feel uncomfortably stuffed or famished. Are all people wired this way? It seems that some people's appetites shut off @ a point that cause them to store minimal fat while other people are not sated until they eat an amount that causes them to store a lot of fat?

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