A study conducted by the Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Maryland, showed that by using ½ teaspoon of cinnamon daily, the cells would become more sensitive to insuline.
A 40-day treatment in which diabetics were supposed to take various amount of cinnamon extract confirmed that they had not only lower blood sugar spikes after the meals, but also experienced major improvement in the heart health. And simple as that, you can sprinkle some cinnamon on anything.
Researchers confirm that people who eat nuts on a daily base have lower rate of getting a heart disease compared to people who do not fancy nuts. (Remember, diabetics are at an increased risk of a heart disease.)
Comparing the health condition of people with the healthiest dietary habits, those who also eat nuts actually boast the best health record. There is not enough evidence proving this, but compounds called tocotrienols could be one of the main reasons.
Do not forget the rule that you should not eat too many, since nuts are rich in calories that couls easily become visible on your tighs and waist. You can simply measure 2 tablespoons of nuts and count how many you have, and stick to this number, or simply have a jar of chopped nuts on hand. Add two tablespoons of nuts to your cereals, yoghurt, vegetables, salads, or wherever you find it tasty.
Two tablespoons of vinegar lower the blood sugar. The Arizona State University East did a testing on three different groups of people to compare the results of healthy people, individuals with prediabetes (with developing signs of diabetes), and diabetics. They were given two tablespoons of ordinary vinegar before each of two meals a day.
An hour after they took the vinegar, the blood sugar level in diabetics were 25% lower than without vinegar. Prediabetics showed even better results -- the blood sugar was lowered by about half.
Oil does not contain carbohydrates, and therefore does not increase the blood sugar level. Moreover, it slows the absorption of foods consumed along with the oil. It is rich in omega 9 and omega 3 which maintain the flexibility of the blood vessels, providing proper blood flow.
Oil does not increase the insulin level, and thus reduces the non-insuline tolerance, found in many people responsible for high blood sugar level.
A study conducted in Finland recently confirmed that men who eat a lot of apples and other foods rich in quercetin, had 20% lower risk of death caused by diabetes and heart disease. Red grapes, tomatoes, onions, green vegetables and berries are some of the main sources of quercetin.