Combat type 2 diabetes with these foods

By : Nupur Jha | ibtimes.com

People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes should include these foods in their diet to keep their blood sugar under control and boost their overall health.

Including these foods in the diet can help the diabetics in improving the condition and even reduce the chances of getting diagnosed with the condition.

Here are the foods one should include in their diet to keep diabetes at bay:

Citrus fruits

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A research from the Harvard School of Public Health revealed consumption of citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit and clementines boosts health by controlling blood sugar. It also helps control cholesterol levels.

These fruits contain an anti-inflammatory compound called hesperidin and soluble fibres. The research stated the eating the entire fruit helps reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Plant-based diets

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Vegetarians have a comparatively lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. A study published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine in 2012 states that a high nutrient density diet (HND) — which means including more of fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts in daily consumption — is very beneficial for diabetics.

Participants who followed this diet for a span of seven months had depleted levels of blood pressure, triglycerides and HgbA1c or Glycated haemoglobin, a form of haemoglobin that is measured primarily to identify the three-month average plasma glucose concentration.

It also raised the levels of their good cholesterol (HDL) and their blood glucose levels was in the normal range.

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