As we have started the New Year, changing your diet and gaining better control of your diabetes may be something on your 2017 goal list.
If you’re like most of us, New Year’s resolutions don’t tend to stick around very long. You may even feel lucky if you stick to your goals for the month of January.
Why? Well, because life is busy, and the chaos gets in the way.
The good news is that there are easy steps to make 2017 the year you take control of your diabetes and achieve health and wellness.
With just a few adjustments in your diet, you may be surprised at how you can control your blood sugar levels and still enjoy super delicious foods, all at the same time.
Curious to see what I am talking about?
Let’s get to it.
Whether you have diabetes or not, your dietary choices matter in a big way. What you choose to put into your body is going to determine your long-term health.
The bottom line is that the food you eat is either feeding diseases, or fighting them.
If you had the option, wouldn’t you prefer to eat the foods that combat diseases and help you naturally control diabetes?
Here are three foods that do just that to help you get started!
As it turns out, it’s not just the foods you eat that make a difference but also the flavors you add to your dish. A study found that basil, cumin, oregano, parsley, and sage can help lower blood sugar levels as well as boost insulin production. It’s basically a win-win situation. Plus, who doesn’t like to spice up their foods? Go ahead and add the spice; your blood sugar may be thanking you for it.
While we are on the spice topic, let’s talk about cinnamon. Cinnamon has been the spice of conversation when it comes to diabetes for quite some time. Studies have found that those who were supplemented with cinnamon were actually able to lower their A1C levels. That’s huge. Try sprinkling some cinnamon in your recipes that need a little something sweet.
Nuts & Seeds
While nuts are rich in fat, they brim with superfood power. Nuts hold anti-inflammatory properties that may help to prevent the development of insulin resistance. A study found that participants with diabetes who consumed nuts reduced their risk of heart disease by 47%.
Take control of your health by adding a handful of nuts to your diet.
Cinnamon Omega Swirl Smoothie
Are you ready to kick 2017 off on the right foot? Start by giving this refreshing cinnamon omega smoothie a go.
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tbsp. walnuts
- 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds
- 1 scoop plant-based unsweetened protein powder (optional)
- 1 ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger
- Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.