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Eat your Brussle Sprouts

Looks like a mini-cabbage, loaded with protein and fiber they will fill you up. 6 Brussle Sprouts are 35 calories. These sprouts can be used to help diabetes & to control glucose levels in the blood. A good Detoxifyer and may help prevent a number of cancers.

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Eat Asparagus

A natural diuretic, lowers cholosterol and gives your kidney's a good cleaning. It's good for your heart too.Some people don't enjoy the taste of Asparagus or the smell, but it's low in calories and is certainly better than taking meds.

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Eat Parsley..it's not only for decoration!

Parsley is a natural diuretic and has weight loss benefits. It helps the kidney elimate waste products, helps gout and Rheumatism AND HELPS THE LIVER REMOVE TOXINS. Add some to your salads

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Eggplant

Eggplant is made up of mostly water. Eggplant is low in calories and fat and is a nonstarchy fruit that is cooked as a vegetable. Eggplant is from the potato nightshade family. Great for diabetics or when dieting

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CANADIAN BACON

Canadian Bacon is low in carbs, low in fat and has protein. About 33 calories a slice and Oscar Mayer has it packed into two cello bags, I freeze one. About $3.00 for the package and great instead of Bacon or ham.

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Athens Mini Fillo Shells, Great desert or Appetizer

Athens Mini Fillo Shells
PER SERVING (2 mini shells): 25 calories, 2g fat, 25mg sodium, 4g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein Fill with anything, already baked

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Curry Powder, Diabetes and More

Curry is a mixture of tumeric, coriander and cumin. Tumeric which helps IBS and colitis, ward off dementia, helps with arthritis and rheumatism Cumin helps flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea. Coriander lowers blood sugar naturally.

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SALT can lead to a drop in blood sugar

Excessive salt causes a loss of potassium and can lead to a drop in blood sugar. Salt can cause High blood pressure, water retention, heartburn. The obese can easily lose five to ten pounds in a few days by cutting out the salt

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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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