Berries are not just for cake toppings and holiday dinners. The power-packed fruits help break glucose into energy, which reduces the increased glucose levels by a considerable amount. Further, they increase the release of insulin, thus regulating glucose levels in the body.
Cranberries, known for helping prevent urinary tract infections, are also beneficial in a diabetes. The antioxidants found in cranberries may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Blueberries are high on anthocyanins, a chemical that stimulates the release of adiponectin – a hormone that regulates blood glucose levels. These berries are known to help lower blood glucose levels and lift depression.
The results showed that RLD was found in 27 per cent of patients with long-term Type-2 diabetes, 20 per cent in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes, and nine per cent in patients with pre-diabetes.
Further, patients with pronounced symptoms and RLD also showed CT-morphologically, a fibrosating interstitial lung disease.
Diabetics also had increased pulmonary fibrosis — a condition where the air sac in the lung becomes stiff and scarred.
Want To Keep Diabetes Away? Eat Walnuts, Apples, Carrots
Foods For Diabetics
3 Jul, 2018
While being active, staying hydrated, and checking blood glucose levels can work wonders, it is important to stick to a dietary plan that will ward off diabetes in the long run.
A recent study showed that antioxidant-rich walnuts can nearly halve the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.
For patients, the ideal diabetic diet plan would be to have 1200-1600 calories per day. It is recommended that diabetics should eat good carbs, fats, and healthy proteins, but in small portions.
ETPanache got in touch with doctors and dieticians to get you the ultimate list of foods you must consume to stay healthy.
Also read: The comprehensive diabetes guide