10 useful foods for diabetics that protect against heart problems

10 useful foods for diabetics that protect against heart problems

 

Neglecting to deal with diabetes causes roughness of the walls lining the arteries, which leads to stiffness and the formation of clots, so it is necessary to maintain the level of sugar in the blood

 

"Concerto" reviews a list of foods beneficial to diabetics that protect them from exposure to its complications according to the "healthline" website, as follows

 

1- Fish

Oily fish, such as salmon, sardines, anchovies, and mackerel, are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. They protect diabetics from the risk of heart problems, for their role in protecting the arteries and blood vessels from sclerosis, as well as a source of high-quality protein that helps to feel full and improve the rate Arson.

 

2- Leafy vegetables

Leafy vegetables contain good sources of antioxidants, which help raise the immunity of diabetics and thus protect them from macular degeneration and cataracts, which are complications of diabetes

 

3- Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a friendly spice for diabetics, especially for its rich in antioxidants that help them to strengthen immunity, as well as it contributes to reducing the levels of sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides

 

4- Chia seeds

Rich in fibers that help slow the absorption of sugar in the blood, which helps to maintain its level, in addition to its role in lowering blood pressure and preventing exposure to infections that threaten diabetics

 

5- Turmeric

Rich in antioxidants that contribute to strengthening immunity, fighting complications of diabetes, such as infections and heart problems, and maintaining kidney health, but it is necessary to consume turmeric with black pepper to improve absorption

 

6- Broccoli

It helps reduce insulin levels and protect cells from harmful free radicals that result during the metabolism process that causes weakened immunity and activity of cancer cells. It is also another good source of lutein and zeaxanthin, which is an important antioxidant to protect diabetics from its complications on the eye

 

7- Flax seeds

Containing fiber is soluble , which reduces the absorption of sugar in the blood, it also reduces the risk of strokes and prevent blood clots, as well as it reduces inflammation, and the risk of heart disease

 

8- Strawberry

Rich in fibers that slow the absorption of blood sugar level, and thus prevent it from rising or falling suddenly, as well as it is rich in antioxidants known as anthocyanins that raise immunity and help reduce cholesterol and insulin levels after a meal

 

9- Beets

It contains a good percentage of natural glucose that leads to the production of insulin naturally, as well as it contains a very high percentage of fibers that helps to slow the absorption of sugar in the blood and thus protects the diabetic patient from a disturbance of his level, as said by Dr. Linda Gad Al-Haq, a therapeutic nutrition consultant 

 

10- Option

The fibers in the cucumber help slow the absorption of sugar into the blood, which prevents diabetics from rising or falling suddenly

 

Dr. Salah Al-Ghazali Harb, Professor of Internal Medicine and Diabetes at Cairo University, stressed that controlling sugar depends on several factors, the most important of which are

Persist in taking medications

 

Exercise regularly

Ensure a good diet

 

Harb stressed that the diabetic patient does not have a specific diet but rather needs all the nutrients provided they keep eating vegetables that help control the level of sugar in the blood

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