As a suffer from the disease I am always on the lookout for ways that could help me control my sugar content….and as usual I want to pass on the info to any of my readers that may be fighting the disease as well….
The taste of sugar is one of the things that we diabetic miss the most…..well there may be an answer for us…..
If you have diabetes or are otherwise looking to keep your blood sugar levels under control, choosing the right sweetener can be tricky. There are so many options out there and between the different tastes and proclaimed side effects, it’s often difficult to determine which one to choose. However, a growing body of research suggests that using stevia for diabetes may be the best option.
Stevia comes from a shrub that is is native to North and South America. It’s considered a zero-calorie sweetener, even though it’s as much as 150–300 times sweeter than regular white sugar thanks to compounds in it called steviol glycosides.
In recent years, stevia has become rather popular among people with diabetes, and for good reason. Research shows that stevia may have beneficial effects on blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity.
I enjoy fruit of almost all stripes….and a new study shows that some fruit could help those of us fighting diabetes….these 6 fruits could ease your mind….
If type 2 diabetes runs in your family, or if you have reason to be concerned about high blood sugar and insulin resistance, I have some exciting news for you.
Recent research has pinpointed a group of fruits that can lower your diabetes risk naturally.
These “superfoods” are already well known for their antioxidant content that protects against chronic inflammation and metabolic syndrome.
Now, scientists have discovered exactly how the natural compounds in these fruits work at the genetic level to shield us from insulin resistance and diabetes.
Researchers at Texas AgriLife Research, a state agriculture agency, have found that stone fruits — peaches, plums and nectarines — have bioactive compounds that can fight metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that precede diabetes and heart disease.
Each of these fruits contains a mixture of bioactive compounds known as phenols that fight obesity and inflammation, two of the major components of metabolic syndrome.
These phenols work together as a team to fight obesity, inflammation, high blood sugar and the oxidation of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol that causes heart disease.
***Please before embarking on a regime of eating these fruits check with your medical professional so that he/she can help you design a plan***
If you suffer with this disease then I hope you find a plan that will help you and your battle with sugar..
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