The things of little children’s nightmares. Spinach, silverbeet, Brussel sprouts, bok-choy & kale honestly the darker the better. These are the Tom Brady of food when it comes to the prevention or reversal of diabetes. Not only that but cooked right, they can also taste amazing! Honestly.
This is a simple switch out, change the white rice to brown. It’s a whole grain, low GI, and slow release in terms of energy, meaning your body will get goodness all day long. It has been said that choosing brown rice over white reduces your glucose levels at every stage – so get on it.
Potatoes ugly cousin, the sweet potato is the best friend of body builders and marathon runners alike! They are filled with nutrients and carbs of the ‘good type’ that turn to sugar much slower than potatoes. These can regular your blood sugar levels and are considered a ‘superfood’. So switch out the fries for sweet potato fries and start living it up.
It’s simple. 4 eggs, every week can reduce your chance of diabetes by 38%. Fried, poached, scrambled, do it your way. Eggs have nutrients that affect glucose metabolism and low-grade inflammation that can bring about diabetes. So this simple breakfast treat can make all the difference.
Low GI, meaning how much your blood sugar will spike once you have eaten it – can mean all the difference. When you have no added flavours, colours or preservatives, your steel cut oats offer significant nutritional value thanks to their lack of processing, giving you slow release energy all day.
Another favorite of grandma. Putting the squash on your plate and making you eat it all. Ever wonder why Diabetes is on the rise? Because diets like nanas are no longer and we enjoy far too much process, high sugar, high carb, low nutrient foods. Butternut squash has low GI again, which is great for energy and you won’t ‘spike’ after eating it. Not only that, they also promote a healthy complexion, increased energy, and overall lower weight. So ditch the burger, grab some spinach and squash and jump on the health & wellbeing train – otherwise, diabetes may force you to anyway.[/nextpage]