3 Fruits That Fight Diabetes
Many classic diabetes diets rely on grains or meat as the important calorie source. Yet, these strategies have serious drawbacks. Not only that but specific fruits are also highly recommended.
Fruits are rich in antioxidants and fiber, and are a nutrient-dense selection for satisfying sweet cravings. Eating three servings of fresh fruit each day is related to an 18% decrease in risk of diabetes.5 For those who are already diabetic, I advocate sticking to low sugar fruits like berries, kiwi, oranges, and melon to minimize glycemic effects. Here are 3 proven fruits to help fight against diabetes.
StrawberriesBritish scientists recently found that an extract from the strawberry helps a protein that reduces LDL cholesterol and blood lipids –both of which can factor into the progression of type 2 diabetes is activated by your body. And a preliminary study published in the British Journal of Nutrition finds strawberries can help lower blood glucose levels in mice.
Grapes or Red WineYou already knew red wine was a surefire health booster, but nevertheless, it might be a strong diabetes fighter as well. A Polish overview of present research finds that resveratrol, the seemingly superpowered compound found in grape skins, can help enhance the use of the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin and reduce blood glucose levels. Most of the resveratrol data are from animal studies, so further research is needed to discover the way in which the compound functions in humans. But researchers agree that moderate consumption of red wine–that is no more than two glasses daily for men–is good for you. Cheers to that!
ApplesA study finds that higher consumption of anthocyanin-rich fruits like apples, pears, and blueberries is linked with a 23 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Eat at least five servings a week.
To mention a few more, there are also Green beans, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Okra and Peppers. Now go take a stand against diabetes!