Dealing with diabetes is hard enough. Keep your diet simple.
When you have diabetes your blood sugar levels can be quite fragile. Even small amounts of sugar can send it skyrocketing. Or not eating on time can cause your blood sugar to crash.
Controlling your blood sugar level is equal parts “how” you eat and “what” you eat.
So what should I eat?
Certain foods can wreak havoc to your blood sugar. But other can help along your fight against diabetes. Three of the top foods that help are…
- Fruits and vegetables
Most fruits and veggies are filled with good vitamins and minerals. They contain heart-healthy sterols and stanols. These are antioxidants and blood-sugar-regulating fiber. They include soybeans, avocados, and corn. These kinds are high in polyunsaturated fats.
- Whole grains
Whole grains are packed with vitamins and micronutrients, since they have not been processed. They include both the bran and the germ of the grain. Whole grains are digested by the body more slowly than their processed counterparts. This slows the release of sugars and moderates blood sugar levels.
- How you eat matters, too
Eat frequent, small, high-quality meals throughout the day. This will help you to consume fewer calories while maintaining a steady blood sugar level. People who eat small, frequent meals are much more likely to have a healthy weight which lowers their risk of type 2 diabetes.
And what must I cut from my diet?
- Trans fats
Most trans fats are plant-based fats that have been chemically altered. Studies have shown that trans fats are unhealthy for your cardiovascular health. They can be far worse than the animal fats that they were made to replace.
- Processed sugars
The human body needs sugars. But those found naturally in whole, natural foods. Our bodies are not designed to handle the huge amounts of sugar that come from sugar-filled foods and drinks.
High volumes of processed sugars cause your blood sugar levels to spike and then crash. This cycle leads to overeating and obesity – two clear predictors of developing type 2 diabetes.
- Sugary drinks
When you drink sugary beverages, you consume many more grams of sugar than you would even from eating pastries or candy. Replace sugary drinks and sodas with mineral water or, better yet, green tea – either hot or iced. Green tea has been shown to help stabilize blood sugar levels.
- Highly processed carbohydrates
Grains that have been highly processed, such as white flour, have no bran or germ and very little fiber. This means that they are quickly digested and turned into sugars in your blood stream. This causes the same type of blood sugar and insulin spikes as seen with white sugar.
A healthy diet is not complicated. Eat whole, natural, low-fat foods, including lots of fruits and vegetables, and avoid sugar, trans fats and processed carbs whenever possible. It’s as simple as that.
Follow the Manna Diet for an easy-to-use diet and by taking the Manna Blood Sugar Support with each meal can help to regulate blood sugar levels in such a way as to suppress appetite and curb cravings.
Manna Blood Sugar Support is uniquely formulated, natural and organic supplement which helps
- Maintain even blood sugar levels, keeping you more satisfied after a meal, which means that the same meal can take you much further and cause you to eat less, which can help with natural weight loss.
- Control cravings, helping you stay away from sweets and unhealthy food and lose weight easily.
- Keep energy levels constant, giving you energy to do your day to day tasks even when on a diet.
When taken with food, Manna Blood Sugar Support gels with the food in the stomach to reduce the glycemic index of the food and drink you consume by up to 43% and therefore helps to prevent blood sugar levels from rising too high.
Don’t just believe us, see what our customers say.
“My blood sugar was fluctuating a lot – I had a heart attack 2 years ago. After starting to take Blood Sugar Support from Manna, my blood sugar levels stay between 5 and 8.” – Danie
“Since taking Blood Sugar Support caplets before meals, my blood sugar levels have stabilized and food cravings are a thing of the past. Great product and will continue using it.” – Debbie
“Was told by endocrinologist that I would never be able to give up insulin but it was making me very sick and I was housebound. After 18 months I tried Blood Sugar Support and it is totally successful. Readings are now between 5 and 7 and I feel like a new person. Thank you .” – Anne
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