It is a bitter moment when you come to know that you or someone you love dearly is suffering from diabetes. When you are diagnosed as a diabetic it becomes very important to keep your blood sugar levels under control. The most effective way of controlling diabetes is to become aware about the nutritional contents of your food and what you should be having and what you should be avoiding. In this article let us find out some foods which are great for keeping diabetes under check.

It is a well known fact that diabetics are told to abstain from having white foods but apple is an exception and a wonder fruit for people suffering from diabetes. Apples have been found in many researches as the fruit that helps lessens the insulin need in the body. The presence of pectin in apples helps in the detoxification process. With such magical properties apples are one of the healthiest foods for diabetes patients.

It is fruit which is quite popular in Asian countries. It has grown in popularity recently due to the findings of a recent research which states that it does not affect the blood sugar levels in the body. It has been also found out that people who consume 6 oz of pomegranate juice everyday are at a lower risk of atherosclerosis.

There are certain herbs mentioned in ayurveda which are very effective in lowering blood sugar levels in the body. Gymnema sylvestre is one such herb which has been found quite effective in tackling both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
It also helps promote production of new beta cells in the pancreas which are a large source of insulin. Other herbs like pterocarpus or Indian kino are also excellent for keeping diabetes under control.

Karela or bitter gourd, broccoli, spinach and green beans are very good for the health of diabetes patients.

Protein Needs of a Diabetic Patients
A person suffering from diabetes should make sure that his diet comprises of at least 12% to 20% proteins. The best sources of protein are fish, soy and poultry. It is a good practice to take some protein supplement before going to sleep so that your blood sugar levels remain constant throughout the night.


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  2. I am 22 and my little sister is 5 years old, from my father’s second marriage. I love my little sister so much but my stepmother’s lifestyle choices are breaking my heart, I can’t stand to be around it. In addition to spoiling her rotten, she has been living on a diet of processed, fatty, high-sodium foods almost 4 years now. Seriously, she has never eaten a vegetable (besides FRENCH FRIES which she thinks is a vegetable), she only eats hot dogs, mac&cheese, lunchables, oreos, frozen pizza + chicken nuggets, McDonalds a few times a week, ice cream and sugary dry cereal for breakfast. Honestly that is all she eats. Her mother has been told by her doctor that she needs to be eating fruits and vegetables but is so stubborn, or just eager to please my sister(temporarily at least) that she doesn’t make it a priority. My sister is still talking about that time she ate carrots in her chicken noodle soup that I made her eat, and how those carrots are making her big and strong, but that was two years ago!! I have successfully gotten her to try scrambled eggs (loaded with american cheese) accompanied with lots of tears and screaming, but I don’t get to spend that much time with her and I don’t want our time together to be something negative. She did enjoy the eggs but once she got home her mother seemed upset or annoyed with me and went right back to her crap-filled-diet. My sister has such a hard time going to the bathroom, she always complains about her stomach hurting and is always constipated, also she has really dark circles under her eyes and is pretty pale. I really feel like she is being poisoned, or its some kind of child abuse, it’s not fair to her, she’s only 5 and doesn’t know any better, it’s the parents job to keep her healthy. She is missing out building essential proteins that, some if not made now, aren’t capable of being made later in life. I don’t want to see her struggle with diabetes, high blood pressure, weight problems or grow up to be malnutrition, I love her too much I am losing sleep over this. I really can’t sit back and watch this anymore. I have also tried talking to my father about this but like my stepmother he is also unhealthy and he is over 50 years old with a huge gap in age from his first two kids and sadly he is just being lazy and letting her take control. He does admit to me that it’s not right and it does get him upset but that doesn’t seem to be an effective way to go about this. I really need some advice!!! It is killing me to watch my stepmother kill my baby sister…

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