7 Superfoods for Type II Diabetes

7 Superfoods For Type II Diabetes In Temecula CA

7 Superfoods for Type II Diabetes

Perhaps Hippocrates, the father of medicine, was correct when he said, “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” There is certainly truth in this old adage as we have an abundance of foods that have various healing properties, and the quote above expresses how important our daily food choices are to our overall health. The Seven Superfoods below are known for its healing properties, particularly for Type II Diabetes. Contact our Temecula CA chiropractor for more information.

Benefits of ALMONDS AND OTHER NUTS in Temecula CA

Almonds have been shown to decrease HBA1c, waist circumference, and blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetics. Frequent consumption of other nuts, including Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, have been shown to play a role in reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by improving glucose metabolism.


Avocado has many benefits for Type 2 Diabetes. It is rich in monounsaturated fats, low in carbohydrate and high in fiber, which does not cause spikes in blood sugar and may improve insulin sensitivity.


Bittermelon is a vegetable-fruit native to Asia, Africa and parts of the Caribbean. It is unique for its bitter taste and green crocodile-like outer skin. Among its many medicinal properties, it has been shown to reduce blood glucose levels in Type 2 Diabetics and improved glycemic control. It is commonly cooked as a stir-fry or pickled as a salad. It can be found in most Asian supermarkets.


With its distinct and fragrant aroma, cinnamon has beneficial effects on elevated blood glucose levels. Its anti-diabetic and anti-oxidant properties may help insulin sensitivity, reduce fasting blood glucose and improve HB-A1c in people with Type 2 Diabetes.


Garlic contains a compound called Allicin, which has been shown to provide various health benefits including prevention of potential risk factors for diabetes, such as reducing insulin resistance, lowering triglycerides and regulating blood sugar levels.


Olive oil is mostly made up of monounsaturated fats, and has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It has been shown to be beneficial in preventing and managing Type 2 Diabetes.


Curcumin in turmeric may provide an important intervention for Type II Diabetes, by reducing elevated blood sugar and insulin resistance.

*Disclaimer: The contents in this article are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Any questions or concerns about, or changes to any medications should be directed to your medical doctor or prescribing physician.


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