Anyone who lives with type 2 diabetes or is actively trying to prevent it is constantly trying to keep their blood sugar in balance. It’s a tricky business sometimes, as some people respond to foods differently than others. There are, however, some superfoods that almost everyone responds well to and that are superb for controlling blood sugar levels.
For instance, cinnamon (without the buns) can be super beneficial for managing blood sugar. A study found that people who took two 500-mg capsules of cinnamon powder per day for 3 months saw improvement in glucose and insulin levels. Cinnamon capsules are commercially available, but you could boost your daily intake just by sprinkling some powdered cinnamon on fruit, yogurt, and cereal.
Flaxseeds are another good superfood to add to your diet. High in fiber, low in carbs, and full of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, flaxseed has been found to do wonders for people trying to maintain blood sugar levels. A study in 2011 even found that people who took 10 grams (about 1.5 tablespoons) of ground flaxseed powder daily for 1 month experienced a 19.7 percent reduction in fasting blood glucose.
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