Diabetes is a chronic disease that has a stronger connection with diet than a snake in its owl coil. Thanks to medical breakthroughs, it is now clear that beating this health threat is far more complicated than just avoiding sugar. Excess calories, trans fat, lack of exercise, and refined carbs are just one of the many trapdoors to diabetes.
Popping pills seem like the easy thing to do, but it is not all that cracked up to be. Any pill is accompanied by a list of side-effects. Why run the risk when you can avoid them, right? Healthy eating and regular physical activity are risk-free ways that have proven to be effective in taming diabetes.
“Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food,” once said Hippocrates, the father of medicine. And he couldn’t be more right. In this blog post, we are revealing three power foods that every diabetic should know.
Can you guess what they are?
Mulberry’s popularity may have something to do with the fact that it caught the attention of Dr. Oz a few years ago. In his post, he shared that dried mulberry has 50% less sugar than dried raisins and are filled with antioxidant properties. Studies have suggested that compounds found in this tangy fruit have the ability to shoot down blood sugar levels and shield your heart against nasty diseases.
There is now one more reason to eat your favorite cinnamon buns. Cinnamon has been used for more than thousands of year as a folk remedy to relieve a wide range of diseases. In the recent years, researchers are exploring the potential health benefits of this pungent spice in diabetes. The results from the studies that suggest that cinnamon can lower cholesterol, control blood sugar levels, and prevent blood clots.
Bitter melon can turn one’s smile upside down. Like the name implies, bitter melon is the natural form of the bitter but effective pill you try to avoid when you are sick. Also called bitter gourd, scientific evidence suggests that this vegetable-fruit could help to treat diabetes, as well as other conditions. Researchers believe that the fighting diabetes substances –charantin, civine, polypeptide-p– could help to bring down blood sugar levels. The fruit is found in Asian food stores. Be aware that too much bitter melon (more than two ounces) may trigger adnominal pain and even diarrhea.
The funny thing is that these foods are mentioned in the Bible, as one minister pointed out. According to him, the secret to beating diabetes was right beside us all this time. On his website, he shares with readers the 12 biblical ingredients that can allegedly kick diabetes to the curb. To learn more about his findings, you can view his video presentation by clicking here.