5 Foods Effective For Diabetes Patients

Basically all people with diabetes can eat foods like everyone else, but must restrict the foods that contain sugar, fat, and sometimes high-salt foods. Important also oversee the amount of food consumed.

Here are five foods that can help control your blood sugar levels.

1. Wheat
Besides containing many essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber, wheat also contains complex carbohydrates that the body needs to produce energy. Complex carbohydrates are absorbed more slowly than simple carbohydrates, so the blood sugar levels remain stable.

2. Apple
High pectin content in fruit is believed to help lower the body's insulin needs. A 2005 study found that women who consumed at least one apple a day 28 percent smaller type 2 diabetes than those who ate no apples.

3. Beans
High soluble fiber in beans is not only beneficial for the digestive system and heart, but it also keeps blood sugar after meals. If you have insulin resistance, hypoglycemia or diabetes, nuts can actually help you balance blood sugar levels.

4. Cinnamon
The most active ingredient contained in cinnamon is methylhydroxy-chalcone polymer (MHCP) which mimics the effects of insulin, and works synergistically with insulin in cells.

5. Fish
Fish (like salmon and tuna) is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats that reduce the risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and improve insulin resistance.