If you are diabetic, eating vegetables that contain very little sugar on a daily basis will significantly improve your condition. Cabbage and raw sauerkraut juice, celery, cucumber juice, asparagus, artichokes, watercress, beans, lettuce and onions, as well as coconut and brewer’s yeast, are especially recommended.
At the same time you should eat small portions of carbohydrates from time to time, in order to avoid causing extreme fluctuations in your blood sugar level.
– Stay away from beets.
– Try to eat your meals and snacks at the same times every day .
– Pectin, a water-soluble mucilaginous substance found in fruit (especially apples) and algae, is capable of absorbing a large amount of water, resulting in a number of benefits:
– you feel full faster;
– glucides and lipids are absorbed more slowly by the small intestine;
– metabolism of glucides is regularized, moderating insulin production.
For these reasons pectin is an interesting remedy for certain types of diabetes.
Vitamin B6 helps regulate certain diabetic problems, and strengthens your immune system. It is commonly found in grains and sprouted grains, whole grain bread, yeast, egg yolk, beef liver and soybean.
Since chromium is essential for metabolizing sugar, it can be helpful for preventing disorders linked to improper sugar metabolism, including diabetes.
A lack of manganese and zinc can also be factors in causing or aggravating diabetes. Good sources include:
– whole grains (eat only moderate amounts)
– green leafy vegetables
Diabetes and glycemia
If you are diabetic, you have to be very careful about the simple and complex sugars you ingest.
Complex (slow assimilation) sugars are obtained from rice and wheat and their derivatives (pasta, etc.).
Potatoes, carrots, beets, etc. all contain simple (fast assimilation) sugars.
Regulating glycemic (blood sugar) levels can be greatly facilitated by the slow metabolism of certain carbohydrates. When
Diarrhea simple, rapid assimilation sugars enter the bloodstream, glycemic levels rise sharply, unless they are taken along with healthy fats that slow down their digestion and metabolism.
Pasta is one of the best foods for keeping blood sugar level fluctuations to a minimum.
– clay (a teaspoon of nutritional clay dissolved in a glass of water, once a day)
– asparagus, celery, cabbage, cucumber, watercress, lettuce
– blackberries, myrtle
– grains and sprouted grains
– wild chicory
– beef liver
– fruit in general, and especially apples
– egg yolk
– hazelnuts, walnuts coconuts
– whole grain bread
Foods to avoid
– chocolate, jam, fruit syrup or jelly, ice cream
– white rice