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Organic food for diabetics - magnolia - 12-10-2020

It can be difficult to find the right foods to consume when you have diabetes. 

It is also necessary, however, to eat foods that help prevent complications of diabetes, such as heart disease. 

In preventing and controlling diabetes, the diet will play a major role.

Eating organically grown food is particularly essential for people with diabetes who likely have a compromised immune system. 

The risk of diabetes can be increased by the pesticides used to cultivate traditional food. New research has shown that five different pesticides have been related to causing diabetes. The only way to stop eating these pesticides is to eat organic food.

Here are a few foods for people living with diabetes.

  1. Leafy greens
Leafy green vegetables are extremely nutritious and low in calories. They are also low in carbs that can be digested by the body, so they won’t affect the blood sugar level. 

Spinach, kale and other leafy greens are good sources of various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C. 

Some research shows that people with diabetes have lower levels of vitamin C than people without diabetes and may have higher needs for vitamin C.

Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory qualities as well.

Increasing the intake of food rich in vitamin C can help people with diabetes increase their serum vitamin C levels while reducing inflammation and cellular damage

  1. Avocados
    
Since avocados have less than 1 gram of sugar, a high fiber content, few carbohydrates, and healthy fats, so you can eat them without raising your blood sugar levels, they make an ideal snack for people with diabetes, especially since obesity increases your chances for developing diabetes.


  1. Beans 
Beans are budget friendly, nutritious and healthy. 

They are rich in B vitamins, minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium, and fiber.

They also have very low glycemic index, which is important for managing diabetes.

  1. Strawberries
Strawberries are high in antioxidants known as anthocyanins, which give them their red color.

Anthocyanins have been shown to reduce cholesterol and insulin levels after a meal. They also improve blood sugar and heart disease risk factors for people with type 2 diabetes.

  1. Garlic
For its tiny size, garlic is incredibly nutritious and low on calories. Research has shown that garlic can help regulate cholesterol and improve management of blood glucose. 

When diabetes is not controlled it puts you at risk for many other diseases. Eating the right food to help manage your diabetes can greatly reduce your risk factor.