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Being aware of the symptoms of diabetes or pre-diabetes can save your life. Due to changes in dietary and lifestyles habits, diabetes mellitus has increased around the world. Many with this condition have a diet high in carbohydrates. The effects of carbohydrates on the blood glucose level can be indicated by what is known as the ‘glycemic index’.

Because diabetes affects so many people, this article is about six ingredients that can help control carbohydrate and sugar cravings and metabolism.

When you look for a shake or other nutritional product to help with your carbohydrate and sugar cravings, metabolism and glycemic index, you may decide to choose one that contains these ingredients.

 

Mulberry Leaf Extract

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Mulberry leaf extract has been shown to reduce the glycemic index of certain foods.

Green Tea Leaf Extract

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Green tea leaf extract promotes healthy insulin activity.

Korean Red Ginseng

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Promotes a positive insulin response.

Cinammon Bark Extract

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Lowers blood insulin resistance.

Sweet Potato Extract

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Helps support healthy fasting blood glucose.

Chromium

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Necessary for proper carbohydrate metabolism. Can decrease fasting plasma glucose levels.

According to BeckersHospitalReview.com, November is American Diabetes Month.

 

Picture credits:

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/home/index.html

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6113008/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus_alba

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginseng

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium

Other credits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginseng

https://www.science.gov/topicpages/s/sweet+potato+extract.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium#Diabetes

 

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Your blood sugar has a direct effect on how hungry you are and how energetic you feel. Keeping your blood sugar balanced promotes a healthy insulin response. Eat fruit, vegetables, edamame, popcorn, and peaches to help control your blood sugar.

There are also shakes available in peach flavor that have natural blood support ingredients to help you control blood sugar and energy levels.  Choose shakes that contain ingredients such as green leaf extract, ginseng root, cinnamon bark extract and sweet potato extract.  These ingredients can help you have less fatigue, more energy and less appetite.  They can also help curb your sweet tooth cravings.

It may feel like a challenge to eat right to control or prevent diabetes, high blood sugar or low blood sugar, or pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome, but making some simple changes in your diet can make all the difference.  You can learn to eat differently and change your relationship with food.

Peach flavored shakes.  Yummy!

Peach flavored shakes. Yummy!

Peaches are low in calories, important in controlling weight, contain vitamins and fiber, also important in controlling weight and diabetes.  So shake your peaches — make them shakin’ peaches in a shake, or fruit bowl.

Pictures and information taken from:

CDC.gov

Wikipedia

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County

Peach Cobbler Shake