DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, having an unquenchable thirst, and feeling very tired. You could reverse the condition by eating more of these foods
diabetes is a lifelong condition where the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body doesn’t react to insulin.
Signs of the condition include fatigue, blurred vision and frequent bouts of thrush.
You could reverse diabetes by making diet and lifestyle change according to a nutritionist.
Eating more low glycemic index foods could help to lower your blood sugar
The glycemic index of a food describes how much it could raise your blood sugar.
High glycemic index foods are converted into sugar faster than low glycemic index foods.
Low glycemic index foods are best for controlling blood sugar.
“If you are fighting diabetes, stick to low glycemic foods like non-starchy vegetables, stone fruits and berries, nuts, seeds, avocados, coconut, organic meat, eggs, wild-caught fish, and raw pastured dairy,” said nutritionist Dr Josh Axe.
People should be aware signs and symptoms of diabetes are not always obvious and the condition is often diagnosed during GP check ups.
Other low glycemic index foods include plain, unsweetened yogurt and cheeses.
Brown rice, granola, muesli and wholewheat pasta are all low glycemic index.
Foods to avoid, with a high glycemic index, include refined grains, sweetened drinks, dried fruits, honey and fast food.
Fried foods, white potatoes and cakes also have a high glycemic index.
You could also lower your risk of diabetes by losing weight if you’re overweight, and by regularly exercising.
Left untreated, diabetes can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
High blood sugar levels could also damage the body’s nerves – which can cause tingling or burning pain in limbs.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet could lower your risk of developing diabetes.