10 Superfoods That Combat Diabetes Symptoms!

2. Broccoli

Broccoli may not be quite as exciting as dark chocolate, but those trying to combat type 2 diabetes should be excited. Broccoli contains sulforaphane, a natural compound that improves glucose tolerance and inhibits glucose production. Researchers think that sulforaphane may be a valuable addition to existing diabetes medications. And it’s a great source of potassium, fiber, and folic acid.

Not a big broccoli fan? We think this Even Better Broccoli Salad recipe really takes it to the next level, but we recommend low-fat mayo or mayo substitute.

Photo: pixabay/hagelund
Photo: pixabay/hagelund

3. Berries

You knew this one was coming, didn’t you? But berries are so good for you! Blueberries especially should play a starring role in your diet. Researchers found that two blueberry smoothies a day reduced insulin sensitivity when the smoothies replaced other calories in the subjects’ diets. Blueberries are chock-full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and fiber. And the anthocyanins found in berries like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries help to reduce risk for type 2 diabetes.

Try this fiber-rich and delicious berry smoothie recipe for a power-packed breakfast!

Photo: flickr/kPluto
Photo: flickr/kPluto

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Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor started writing in 5th grade and hasn't stopped since. Her favorite place to pen a phrase is in front of her fireplace with a cup of tea, but she's been known to write in parking lots on the backs of old receipts if necessary. She and her husband live cozily in the Pacific Northwest enjoying rainy days and Netflix.

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