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Friday, March 6, 2015

People With Diabetes Live Longer By Eating These 5 Foods Everyday

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That expression "You Are What You Eat" is not just a popular phrase but accurately describes how food affects your body. Healthy eating results in a healthy body. For those who have Type 2 Diabetes, it is even more important to eat the right foods.

Theses 5 food have been recommended by The American Diabetes Association:
  1. Fish - contains omega-3 fatty acids. Why is this important for diabetics? Diabetics have low amounts of the good cholesterol and high amounts of triglycerides. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps to control this. The best fish to eat includes salmon, tuna and mackerel.
  2. Oatmeal - the fiber in oatmeal helps to balance blood sugar, and the bran and germ in the whole grains are also beneficial. Oatmeal also has potassium, chromium, folate, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.
  3. Dark leafy green vegetables - this includes spinach, kale, collard greens and mustard greens, all of which are low in carbohydrates, high in vitamin C and will not raise blood sugar.
  4. Yogurt - eating low-fat or fat-free yogurt keeps diabetes under control because of its low saturated fat. It also has lots of calcium and vitamin D which is good for overall health.
  5. Nuts/Seeds - these are both good snacks to make a habit of eating. The monounsaturated fatty acids in nuts, for example, can actually reverse insulin resistance. Flax seeds and walnuts have omega-3 fatty acids. Nuts in general contain fiber which will also fill you up.

For more information on foods that are good for diabetics, visit www.unsugarize.com/articles/5-foods-that-you-should-eat-on-a-diabetic-diet.html/
DISCLAIMER: The content or opinions expressed on this web site are not to be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or medical practitioner before utilizing any suggestions on this web site.
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