Here are 4 foods that Dr. Eshanov, a Montclair chiropractor, advises people to consume regularly whether they are diabetic or seeking to prevent diabetes. The holistic chiropractor also advises people to eat smaller meals and to eat regularly so as to maintain level blood sugar.
1. Foods High in Quercetin:
These include things like onions, tomatoes, leafy green vegetables, apples, and berries. In a Finnish study, men who ate the most apples and other foods containing quercetin had 20 percent less chance of developing diabetes.
A study at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, found that if you use ½ teaspoon of cinnamon daily, it can make cells more sensitive to insulin, thus reducing or eliminating insulin resistance. Using cinnamon regularly also helps lower insulin spikes by diabetics while improving heart health.
Foods high in probiotics help reduce blood sugar levels and insulin spikes. Make sure to consume yogurt/kefir that has not been sweetened with sugar or artificial sweeteners. Note: anyone who is lactose intolerant should not consume these products.
4. Fiber-Rich Foods
A study at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that people who increased their fiber intake from 24 to 50 g daily had a significant impact on maintaining normal blood sugar levels. Make sure to eat plenty of vegetables, beans, and supplement with a fiber product that contains both soluble and insoluble fiber.