Diabetes Superfoods

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Eating right is critical in managing diabetes. In todays 60 Second Housecall, Dr. Edward Hill tells us about five superfoods that can help minimize blood sugar and even throw your disease into reverse.

Dr. Hill:

When it comes to preventing type 2 diabetes, a diet moderate in fat and calories can help keep a persons blood sugar in a healthy range. If youre looking to get the most out of your meals, try incorporating these five foods.

Whole grainsFiber slows the progression of food through your system, which can help you more fully absorb the nutrients in your entire meal.

Dark leafy greensAny fresh vegetables are essential to preventing diabetes, but spinach, collard greens and kale are full of minerals without saturated fat found in animal products.

Lowfat milkLowfat milk, yogurt and cottage cheese can be worth the extra calories as they boost your intake of calcium and vitamin D.

Sweet potatoesOne of just a handful of foods rich in vitamin A, sweet potatoes also contain lots of fiber.

SalmonOmega 3 fatty acids, like those found in salmon and certain other fish, help protect your heart, which is crucial in diabetes prevention.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.