What foods may protect you from Diabetes?

I would say the key here is to remember to add variety to your diet.  It’s also important to buy organic fruits and vegetables.  It is common knowledge that the exposure to cadmium (Cd) is harmful to the human body. Cadmium is considered to be a primary cause of many diseases like cancer and heart disorders just to name a few. Smoking is one of the most common sources of cadmium, but another common source are contaminated plant-based foods.  Below are the list of foods that may help protect you from Diabetes:

  • Oats

Why? Promotes digestion, also improves cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

  • Fruits and Vegetables

Why?  Help to fight-off cell damaging free radicals which are produced when blood sugar spikes and that increase the risk of diabetes.

  • Nuts and seeds

Why? Lowers cholesterol levels.

  • Legumes

Why? Helps lower blood pressure; helps prevent irregular heartbeat

  • Salmon

Why? Reduces heart disease risk by improving cholesterol and preventing blood clots; reduces joint pain and inflammation.

  • Dark green leafy vegetables

Why? Reduces heart risk; helps in blood cell production.

  • Onions and garlic

Why? May lower cholesterol, reduce blood-clotting, and manage blood pressure.

  • Spinach and beet greens

Why? Helps lower blood pressure; helps prevent irregular heartbeat; more is needed when blood sugar is high and when taking diuretics.

  • Whole grains

Why? A trace mineral that promotes insulin production and increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin.

Please don’t hesitate to call my office for an appointment if you need a more hands on approach to handling your diabetes. 563.355.7411

Dr. Shah, MD