Over the last five years or so, the mention of ‘Diabetes’ has jumped to scary proportions around me. So when I came across this post by the guys at RealAge, I sent it off to everyone I knew who is seeking relief from it. Here I want to share it with you, and make my own additions.
The original post Eat These 3 Foods For Better Blood Sugar talks about the importance of magnesium in keeping blood sugars in control. Here’s an excerpt:
Magnesium is essential for healthy blood sugar because magnesium helps your body use carbs for energy. Your body turns carbs into blood sugar, but when magnesium stores are low, your cells can’t take up and use blood sugar properly — a condition also known as insulin resistance. So help keep your energy system running smoothly by eating more magnesium-rich foods.
The article list 3 magnesium-rich foods – Spinach, Almonds and Black Beans. Here are some more sources:
- Whole grains like buckwheat, wheat, barley
- Seeds – pumpkin and squash
- Sweet potatoes
- Soybeans and soy milk
Note: Refined grains are depleted of magnesium (read more about this here)
The image is of one of my favorite snacks – from my morning walks, I pick up these fresh green chickpeas in the pods and add some soaked-and-peeled almonds – juicy juicy juicy! 🙂