Health Tips

Green tea: It contains anti-inflammatory compounds (antioxidants) to counteract inflammation associated with diabetes. Green tea contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds which help to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Dark green leafy vegetables: Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals like Potassium, Fiber, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B and C. They are low on calories and also contain healthy complex carbohydrates in form of fiber. Vegetables like Broccoli,Cauliflower and its greens, Lettuce,Fenugreek.could largely benefit diabetics in terms of long-term fitness and health.

Fiber: Fiber is the most essential "nutrient" for a diabetic. Fiber stabilizes blood glucose levels and helps to decrease blood cholesterol.Foods that provide plenty of fiber are: Vegetables, Whole grains, Millets, Oats, Sprouts, Barley.

Apples: Apples contain important compounds called as Phytonutrients and Quercitin, which lower risk for diabetes and heart disease. One medium apple contains around 4 grams of fiber.

Nuts: Nuts are heart protective. They help to decrease total and LDL cholesterol and have anti-atherogenic effects. Nuts and oilseeds like Almonds, Walnuts, Pistachios, Flax seeds, Sesame seeds can be consumed by diabetics.

Fish: Diabetics are at a greater risk for heart disease. Omega 3 fatty acids present in fish decrease the risk of heart disease by reducing inflammation, lowering trigycerides and LDL cholesterol.

Walking: It can increase energy and stamina, tone muscles, strengthen bones, and increase the number of calories you burn. Walking can also lower people's risk of developing health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Exercise and diet can either reduce or delay the incidence of diabetes by over 50%.