It’s a known fact that there are many foods out there that raise your blood sugar to astronomical numbers. (even a bunch that claim to be “health foods” )
However, on the opposite side of the spectrum,...
There are also a ton of foods that can actually do wonders for your blood sugar levels… Particularly handy if you’re diabetic.
Many of these foods most people have no idea about.
So today, we have compiled a list of surprising foods you should stock your pantry with. Proven to help you lower your blood sugar.
Kimchi is definitely not the first food you’d picture to affect blood sugar levels. But shockingly, it does (in a very good way), and its many benefits extend beyond just lowering blood sugar.
It’s a low-calorie nutrient-dense food that can also help reduce inflammation,
Strengthen the immune system, and aid healthy weight loss--
This has a domino effect that will help reduce blood sugar levels.
According to one study that proves kimchi’s effect on diabetes...
21 prediabetic participants were asked to add fermented kimchi to their daily diet. For a period of 8 weeks.
At the end of the study...
They discovered glucose tolerance in 33% of the participants had drastically improved.
Which is pretty incredible…
No wonder it is a staple in many Korean dishes – Helping them to one of the highest life spans in the world.
In recent years, the popularity of chia seeds has skyrocketed like no other-- and that’s for a very good reason.
These tiny black seeds are a taster’s delight. And can be added to smoothies, homemade salad dressings, desserts, bread and a whole lot more….
But here is where they get interesting…
Studies show that chia seeds consumption is linked to improved insulin sensitivity. lowered blood sugar.
And it even reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes as well as the devastating complications of the disease.
Talk about a super seed!.
So whether you’re diabetic or not. Chia seeds are a great addition to any meal prep. They are inexpensive and available at any good grocery store.
I like to keep a couple of 12oz bags in my pantry at all times…
You can even buy your own seeds on amazon to grow from home which is an awesome idea in itself.
Both people who are at risk of developing diabetes...
And those already diagnosed with diabetes....
Can reap enormous benefits from eating shellfish. As well as other delicious seafood like salmon, tilapia, shrimp, and trout.
Many of these kinds of seafood are rich in omega-3 fatty acids--
Which, in case you didn’t know, are the type of healthy fats that the body needs.
Shellfish and seafood regulates blood pressure by preventing it from spiking after a meal.
It can also increase insulin sensitivity... and thus improving its effectiveness in those folks with diabetes.
The great thing about seafood is there is a wide range of tasty ways to prepare it.
Mouthwatering dishes so your palette never gets bored…
One of my favorite seafood dishes is oven baked lightly seasoned salmon.
I prepare it with a drizzle of squeezed orange juice... and a side of green beans.
I am no whizz in the kitchen so this is super simple to throw together after a busy day. From the oven or grill to your plate in less than 20 minutes.
Dubbed as the queen of green...
It’s safe to say that a list mentioning foods that help regulate blood sugar isn’t complete without the mention of KALE
Thanks to the compounds that this superfood is rich in like
antioxidants, flavonoid, fiber, vitamins C and K, and calcium.
...Not only can kale decrease post-meal blood sugar levels. Which has been proven via a Japanese study--
But it can also reverse type 2 diabetes alongside some simple lifestyle changes. (More about this down the page!)
Up next is a delicious food I hadn’t heard about until recently…
I think we can all agree that giving up white bread is one of the hardest things you can do. Especially if you eat bread with every meal.
Over the past 10 years or so… there has been somewhat of a bread revolution…
White bread became the bad guy… And for good reason.
So many folks who were worried about their waistline and eating healthy
Made the switch to whole wheat bread, as a healthier alternative… (And the jury is out on how healthy wheat bread really is)
But, what they might not know is there’s a type of bread that’s much richer in healthy nutrients and fiber.
Ezekiel bread is a whole-grain product made from grains that are and sprouted.
And by doing that, the amount of protein and nutrients are much higher. than if you were to make bread from un-sprouted whole grains.
According to the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism.
Ezekiel bread is great for people with diabetes because it helps lower the glycemic response.
In other words, you can enjoy a toasted slice of Ezekiel bread, or two... Without having to worry about your blood sugar spiking. (just remember to go easy on the toppings!)
As for where to buy it I found that Walmart carries a large selection. But many grocery stores are stocking it around the globe.
So as you can see there are a range of food options that can help you lower blood sugar and fight diabetes.
If you think that it’s not possible to completely reverse type 2 and prediabetes. (as many medical experts will lead you to believe)
Then you will definitely want to read the science-backed proof below.
While adding these foods to your diet is a great start. And will go a long way to quickly improve your health…
You’ll also find out how easy it really is to fight and reverse diabetes. Keeping your blood sugar balanced. Melting away all that extra unwanted fat. And have you feeling healthier and more vibrant than you have in years.