12 Dia-friendly SUPERFOODS 

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Hello diareaders,

I was reading a little diabetes guide and found something interesting that I wanted to share with you. It is funny because when I first saw this guide in the store, I started laughing. The guide’s name was ‘’ Reverse diabetes naturally’’. I thought: Here we go again, another bunch of fake information and fake promises, annnnd another reference to diabetes in general which doesn’t even differentiate type 1 and 2. To my surprise, this guide was amazing. It clearly states ( and multiple times) that type 1 and 2 are different, and is trying to break the myth that these two types of diabetes are pretty similar.

At this moment, it got my attention. I continued reading it and there was a whole chapter about superfoods that are good for diabetes in general. Since the two types of diabetes are all about eating healthy and eating food that won’t affect negatively your blood sugars, I thought that it would be interesting sharing these superfoods with you.

Alright, I’ll cut to the chase: here are the 12 Superfoods:

1.   Lentils:

they are loaded with antioxidants and are rich in fibers ( which is good because we need to subtract the fibers from our carbs calculations)

2.    Balsamic vinegar:

weird, right? However, the acid in it seems to control blood sugar by slowing your body’s absorption of carbs and dulling hunger so you eat less. Try them on roasted vegetables!

3.   Unsweetened cocoa powder:

it contains a lot of vitamin A and D, which help promote a healthy immune system.

4.   Tomato paste:

this food is more for type 2, however it has a high level of antioxidants which can be good for everyone.

5.   Pumpkin seeds:

personally, I like the salted ones better + on top of my salad! (little recommendation) These small seeds are a awesome source of minerals, proteins and ALA (an omega- 3 fatty acid that can improve cell’s insulin response).

6.   Barley:

this grain is rich in fiber, therefore good for your colon and for your heart. We all know that diabetes can lead to complications so it’s important to keep your heart healthy. 

7.   Beans:

they make you feel full and also help your blood sugar staying steady. It also helps lower the cholesterol level 

8.   Cauliflowers:

this small look-alike tree is low in carbs and can be used as a rice or mashed potatoes substitute. 

9.   Artichokes:

this food is high in fiber and are considered as nonstarchy vegetables, meaning they’re lower in carbs than other veggies meaning again that it won’t raise your bg too quickly. 

10.Parsley:

this little herb is a rich source of vitamin K. This can help with insulin sensitivity.

11.Chia seeds:

this superfood is really trendy right now, especially in smoothies. These small seeds are super absorbent so they slow down glucose absorption in the bloodstream to keep bg levels steady.

12.Sauerkraut:

it may be hard to pronounce, but it is really good for your health! These probiotics will keep your colon healthy, as well as boosting your immune system. 

 

Hope you found this as interesting as I found it!

- Judy