Not only do they help with glucose but they may minimize the effects of diabetes.Diabetes runs in my family on both sides and when I was much younger I was diagnosed as hypoglycemic. That’s usually a precursor to diabetes. So far I have been fortunate to not feel he effects of diabetes directly. Instead I made dietary changes and researching nutrients a way of life which has helped so far. Speaking of research, here are some of my favorite foods and how the help others manage blood glucose levels.
Not Just For Pizza, Onions and Garlic Actually Help Reduce Glucose
- Onions – Research conducted suggests that the sulfur compound in onions, allyl propyl disulfide (APDS for short) helps control blood sugar spikes. It helps the blood to transport glucose to cells, which is where they need to go to provide energy. For best effects, onions need to be eaten raw because cooking may reduce the effects.
- Garlic – Alternative medicine research conducted on rats suggested that diabetic rats treated with garlic extract experienced a decrease in blood glucose as well as lower systolic pressure (that’s the top number).