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Individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes may consider adding several 'super foods' to their diabetic diet

After some time, many diets become repetitive and individuals struggle to adhere to their monotonous eating regimens, which may put people who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes at risk for unhealthy changes in blood sugar levels.

However, a recent article published by FYI Living highlights several "super foods" that individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes may want to ask their dietitian about incorporating into their diabetic diet.

The news provider reported that cinnamon consumption has been associated with a reduction in fasting blood sugar levels of as much as 30 percent, depending on the serving size. Moreover, the spice has been studied as a treatment for lowering cholesterol.



Some people may not appreciate the bitter taste of vinegar, but the news source explained that the ingredient may help regulate the spike in blood sugar that occurs when an individual with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes eats a carbohydrate-rich meal. Acetic acid found in vinegar has been shown to slow the process called gastric emptying, which in turn decelerates the absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream for a more gradual increase in blood glucose levels.

The news organization cited a study published in the journal Diabetes Care, which indicated that consuming the recommended amount of daily magnesium - 350 milligrams for adults - helped reduce insulin resistance among a group of individuals between the ages of 18 and 30. The mineral can be found in some whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and nuts.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the professional term for a diabetic diet is medical nutrition therapy. Individuals who have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes can seek a registered dietitian to establish this type of plan, which involves eating meals and snacks at regular times each day.
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