Superfoods for diabetic patients

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Broccoli and broccoli sprouts

Multiple studies have confirmed broccoli’s reputation as a superfood when it comes to managing diabetes, thanks largely to a chemical called sulforaphene that is produced when the vegetable is chopped or chewed.

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Pumpking and pumpkin seeds

Full of fiber and antioxidants, and high in carbs like polysachharides, pumpkin is a must-have in any diet for regulating blood sugar levels.

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Peanuts, cashew, almonds

Nuts are the most common source of protein you must add to your daily diet to manage diabetes and regulate blood sugar levels, according to experts.

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Okra

This vegetable is an excellent source of compounds like polysaccharides and flavonoid antioxidants that are critical to lowering blood sugar levels.

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Flax seeds

Loaded with fiber and healthy fats, you can mix flax seeds in yoghurt to significantly reduce your HbA1c count. Dietitians say that just one serving of flaxseed is a rich source of protein

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Beans and lentils

Rich in nutrients, including magnesium, fiber and protein, beans and lentils are a crucial weapon in your fight against blood sugar.

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Kale

A superfood like none other, kale is packed with compounds, including fiber and flavonoid antioxidants, that help keeping blood sugar levels low

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Berries

Multiple studies have confirmed how berries - loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – are a must-include in any diet for patients dealing with blood sugar

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Yoghurt

Fermented dairy products like yoghurt, and kefir, help regulate blood sugar in your body. About 600 ml of a probiotic-rich drink every day has shown to significantly reduce fasting blood sugar and HbA1c.

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Apples

Although conventional wisdom suggests diabetic patients should stay away from fruits, there is a growing consensus on the efficacy of specific fruits in managing diabetes

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Okra

Studies have confirmed that Rhamnogalacturonan, the main polysaccharide in okra, is a powerful antidiabetic compound. In addition, it also reduces blood sugar by inhibiting certain enzymes because it contains certain flavonoids.

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Beans and lentils

Rich in nutrients, including magnesium, fiber and protein, beans and lentils are a crucial weapon in your fight against blood sugar. The soluble fiber and resistant starch in beans and lentils help slow down digestion, and study results suggest they improve the blood sugar

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