Ever so often persons with diabetes ponder on the “natural cure for diabetes.” If you or someone you know has suffered from diabetes for an extended period of time, then you will agree with me that the side-effects of the drugs can be worst than the illness itself.
Here are a few of the side-effects of one diabetic drug:
- Chest pain
- Blistering and peeling of the skin
- More frequent infections
- Stiff neck
- Swelling of the legs
- Weight gain
- Liver problems
- Skin rash
- High blood pressure
Now, to the meat of this article. Be patient, I am getting there and you will just love what I am about to say. Remember, the aim is for us to change our lifestyle so that we will eliminate diabetes or at least have it under control with less medication. If you get radical, you can throw diabetes out of your “house.”
Superfoods for diabetics
Below I will give you some information on some of the best and most effective foods for diabetics who are serious about a lifestyle change and are embracing the possibility of being diabetic free.
This is a must for us to eat. Our hearts are threatened when we have diabetes. The blood vessels of our heart are usually damaged when we suffer from this illness. It is not uncommon for diabetics to die because the blood vessels to their hearts and brain are damaged. The good news is that there is a substance in broccoli which helps to prevent this from happening and it also repairs damaged vessels. This compound is called sulforaphane.
As we get more mature in age, sulforaphane restores our immune system. Our liver also gets a boost when we eat broccoli and does a better job at detoxifying. Sounds good to me. Truth be told. I hated broccoli, but it gives me great health leverage and so I now eat it to ensure that I get all these benefits and be healthier and happier.
Cauliflower, cabbage, and bok choy will also do the same. I prefer the cabbage and the bok choy, so I eat them more often than broccoli.
The bottom line is, you need to eat this diabetic superfood if you are serious about a natural cure for diabetes. Go ahead. Change your lifestyle to one of regular exercise and a diet of whole foods, inclusive of the superfoods to cure diabetes.
When I was growing up, I was always told, “prevention is better than cure.” Yes, I was often told this when I failed to brush my teeth and my mother was hoping I would understand the need to brush and avoid tooth decay. Oats fall into this category. Eating oats will prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Oats is a diabetic superfood which needs to be in every pantry.
Magnesium is useful in helping the body to effectively use glucose and to produce insulin. This is good news for diabetics. I know, you are wondering why I am speaking about magnesium now. I actually have a good point. Be patient. Oats is rich in magnesium. It is also a high fiber food. You can fill in the blank here. Oats is _______ for diabetics. Yes, eating oatmeal is good for diabetics. It has a significant effect on blood glucose but please look for the whole oats in the form of steel-cut oats. Irish oats are also good as a source of soluble fiber. Go ahead, write this on your next grocery list. What do you have to lose?
Oatmeal is also good for your heart. It lowers cholesterol and keeps you feeling fuller for a longer time. Yes, you will eat less and so you will also lose weight. We spoke before about digestive issues and it is good to know that oats will help us to repair these as well. I’ve said enough to convince you. Have some oats for breakfast.
We cannot talk about superfoods for diabetics and not include fish. It has a high protein content and will, therefore, keep you feeling full. When we consume fish for at least 3 days per week, it helps us to be less inflamed. Those of you with arthritis, feel free to scream, “Amen.” The possibility of having a stroke is greatly reduced when you consume enough fish that is baked, steamed or broiled.
I wish you good health and a happier you. Eat well.