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Eating the right foods can help control your blood sugar levels


Eating the right foods can help control your blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by what you eat. 

What you eat a also help control your blood sugar level and keep you fuller for longer, thus being able to steer away from this high sugary foods.

Diabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than what is considered normal.  Foods such as carbohydrates such as breads, cereals, rice, pasta, fruits, milk and desserts can cause this rise in blood sugar levels.

When you have diabetes, it is important to focus on the amount and types of carbs on your plate throughout the day.
It is also very important to really enjoy the foods that you eat, and take pleasure from eating healthy.  You will want to eat enough to feel satisfied, but not overeat and make unhealthy food choices.

The following are foods that can help you keep your blood sugar levels in check.

Vegetables, vegetables, vegetable. Raw, Cooked, or Roasted

Not only do these add colour and flavour to any dish, they also add texture. Low carb foods are great for diabetes.These include eggplant, onions, garlic, tomatoes, Brussel sprouts, zucchini.


Think outside the box of greens and go beyond.Try your hand at kale, spinach or even chard.They are delicious, full of fibre, calcium and iron.Greens are a low carb food.An easy way to prepare your kale leaves is to roast it in the oven with a sprinkle of olive oil.A great dish would be to serve your greens with some protein like salmon.


Low cal sodas are not nutritioulys dense.In fact, they can be quite harmful 1. Sugary sodas are harmful with added sugar that will peak your blood sugar levels.Water therefore is the best option, especially when it is infused with fruits and vegetables.Cut up a lemon or cucumber, even some mint leaves and put in your water.You can also try some cold herbal tea with a lemon or a cinnamon stick.

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