Stabilizing blood sugar is critical for good health.
Everything from obesity to heart disease and cancer are impacted by unhealthy, sustained high blood sugar levels, so…
Here are a list of 7 specific foods you can add to your diet to help stabilize your blood sugar.
Cinnamon is a delicious, distinctive, and versatile spice obtained from the inner bark of several trees from the genus Cinnamomum distributed in many tropical and subtropical regions all over the world.
You can add cinnamon to your diet by using it as a sugar replacement, sprinkling it over your food, and adding it to smoothies.
Adding the sweet flavor of cinnamon to a high carb food can help lessen its impact of carbs on your blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon slows the rate at which the stomach empties after meals, reducing the rise in blood sugar after eating.
Cinnamon may also have a significant impact on a type 2 diabetic’s ability to respond to insulin, and therefore help to normalize their blood sugars.
Oatmeal is a form of ground oat groats (also called, grains) – a porridge made from oats.
Oats are usually grown in temperate regions like Northwest Europe.
Oatmeal can be prepared with water alone. Some enjoy this flavor, but others find it very bland.
When prepared with fruit like strawberries, apples, cherries, oranges, banana or grapes, it will take on the flavor of the fruit.
Unsweetened oatmeal digests slowly, which prevents your blood sugar from spiking dramatically, while also providing your body with the slowly released energy it needs.
Barley’s origins lie in Ethiopia and Southeast Asia, where it has been grown for more than 10,000 years.
Currently, the largest commercial production of barley takes place in Canada, the United States, the Russian Federation, Germany, France and Spain.
There are many ways to prepare barley; mix barley flour with wheat flour to make breads and muffins that have a uniquely sweet and earthy taste; use cracked barley or barley flakes to make hot cereal; toss chilled, cooked, hulled barley with chopped vegetables and dressing to make a tasty cold salad; add barley to a favorite stew or soup for an added heartiness and flavor.
Barley has a rich, nutlike flavor and an appealing, chewy, pasta-like consistency.
Barley is also a rich source of soluble fiber.
By suppressing free fatty acid levels in the blood, whole barley regulates blood sugar better than other grains—and for up to 10 hours after consumption.
Broccoli has its roots in Italy.
It was introduced to the United States in colonial times and popularized by Italian immigrants who brought the prized vegetable with them to the New World.
The healthiest way to prepare broccoli is to steam it, however, you can also eat it raw and it can be added to your dinner entrees, side dishes, salads, soups, green drinks, or even eaten alone and raw.
Because of its different components, this vegetable provides a combination of tastes and textures ranging from soft and flowery to fibrous and crunchy.
Broccoli is a great source of the trace mineral chromium, used to manufacture the glucose tolerance factor (GTF), which helps break down blood sugar.
Spinach is an edible, flowering plant that’s native to central and southwestern Asia.
The idea that Spinach has a huge amount of iron in it (propagated by the old Popeye cartoons) came from a typo on a can of spinach, which indicated it had ten times the actual amount of iron present.
Try mixing fresh spinach leaves into salads or adding them to sandwiches or omelets.
Raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste that can be refreshing in salads, while its flavor becomes a bit more acidic and robust when it is cooked.
Spinach gets its ability to regulate blood sugar from the magnesium it contains.
Cabbage has a long history of use both as food and medicine and is a traditional food and staple in many parts of Europe.
You can eat cabbage raw or steam it, add it to salads, or make coleslaw.
Cabbage can be slightly sweet or slightly bitter.
Like many vegetables, cabbage provides a source of complex carbohydrates, allowing only a slow release of sugar into the bloodstream during digestion, thus preventing a potentially harmful spike in blood sugar levels.
Artichoke is the edible portion of the plant that consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom.
It is a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region.
You can eat artichokes steamed with sauce on the side, stuffed, grilled, in a salad, and in stews and other hot dishes. Artichoke is often said to taste like whatever you cook it with.
Artichoke is commonly included in diabetic diets because of its mild hypoglycemic properties.
The phytochemical in artichoke responsible for lowering blood sugar is called cynarine.
This ONE green veggie causes Type II Diabetes in millions
Green veggies are supposed to be good for you, right?
Well…if you have diabetes then research shows there’s ONE that isn’t…
Can you guess which green veggie it is?
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