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Tips and ideas to eat well, exercise and live healthy while managing diabetes.

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Garlic Can Help

Garlic helps lower blood pressure, controls blood sugar increasing the release of insulin in diabetics, and blood cholesterol

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String Beans prevent blood sugar from rising too rapidly

High fiber contained in beans prevents blood sugar levels form rising too rapidly after a meal. A good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance, or
hypoglycemia. About 44 calories per cup.Green beans can lower Blood Pressure and help cholesterol.

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Spice it up with Cayenne Pepper

Slows the release of blood sugar, aids in digestion, benefits the heart by reducing cholesterol, boosts metabolism and helps the body to burn off more fat.

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KASHI Southwestern Style Chicken

Only 240 Calories, 3 sugars and 32 total carbs this is a great meal. 16 Grams of Protein and 6grams of fiber. Diabetic exchange list is 2 carbs and 2 very lean meats

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Watermelon

Watermelon can hydrate us, is a good source of Vitamins A, C, B. Watermelon is about 90% water on the higher end of High Glycemic foods. Diabetics should eat in moderation, about 1 cup and don't eat on an empty stomach and check your blood sugar.

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Slower acting Carbs Maintain Blood Glucose Levels

Dried beans, peas, nuts and seeds, oatmeal, sweet corn, barley, dreamfield's Pasta, orages, pears, plums, cherries, apples, oives and grapes, avocados, bananas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, salad greens, 1 square of dark chocolate brown rice are all slower acting carbs

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Pistachios right after a meal to prevent sugar spikes

A healthy fat high in magnesium, fiber and protein slows the absorption of glucose and prevents sugar levels from rising 49 Pistachios are about 160 calories

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CALIFLOWER AND MASHED POTATO

Califlower has no fat and is high in fiber. Mixed with mashed potatoes, califlower makes them more healthful. Cauliflower acts as a blood and liver detoxifier, and helps diabetics protect their liver.

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ONIONS & Onion Juice decreases blood sugar levels

Eaten raw help control blood pressure. The water content in onion is almost 80%. Onions have the ability to reduce blood sugar levels. Onion juice is good in diabetes as it decreases the blood sugar levels and more effective with garlic!

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EAT MORE CABBAGE TO LOSE LBS. and gain Nutrients

Cabbage has calcium, magnesium, potassium. Great for diabetics. Helps those who are constipated, has lots off Vitamin C and can fight infection and ward off certain cancers. Low in calories put in soups, stir fry, salads or steam 1/4 head as a side dish. Turkey Cabbage rolls are good too.

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