10 Foods And Drinks To Help Manage Blood Sugar

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If you have prediabetes or diabetes, the right diabetic meal plan is key to managing blood sugar levels.

Whether they’re lentils, kidney, pinto, black or garbanzo; beans have a low glycemic index, which means the carbohydrates are released gradually and hence they’re less likely to cause aspike in the blood sugar levels.

According to a recent study, eating a cup of beans daily for three months as part of a low-glycemic index diet lowered HbA1c levels by half a percentage point.

Plus, nuts like almonds are high in monounsaturated fatty acids, protein, and fiber, which makes them a great snack for diabetics.

Tip: For healthy snacking on-the-go, pack 30g almonds into single-serve containers.

In a recent study5, it was found that people with diabetes who added about an ounce of chia seeds to a calorie controlled diet for six months shed four pounds and trimmed an inch-and-a-half from their waistlines.

Tip: Combine a quarter-cup of chia seeds with one cup of 1 percent or non-fat milk and one-half cup of diced fruit.

As per a recent study, eating the equivalent of about 2 cups of blueberries daily improved insulin sensitivity in overweight people with insulin resistance.

You can also add a cup of blueberries to your smoothie.

Tip: Opt for steel or rolled oats cooked oatmeal with masala as a savoury option and with blueberries for a sweet option and enjoy a hearty, hot breakfast.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: thekashmirmonitor.net

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