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In This Issue:

  • Diet for controlling Diabetes
  • Top 3 Supplements for Diabetes
  • 5 Best Exercises to control Diabetes

Diet for Diabetes

Best and Worst Foods for Diabetes

Eat healthy foods like:
  • Whole grains
  • Corn foods
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Oatmeal
  • Soy
  • Tea
  • Yogurt
Avoid the following foods:
  • Processed grains
  • French fries
  • White bread
  • Candy
  • Fruit juice
  • Fried fish
  • Cakes and pastries
  • Jam
  • Milkshakes
  • Artificial sweeteners

5 Best Exercises for Diabetes

Exercises are the most important things we can do to lower blood glucose and control it. Regular physical activity helps to manage our blood sugar levels. Experts recommend doing regular exercises (150 minutes a week). We can shuffle the time by doing 20-45 minutes/day. Some of the best exercises for maintaining blood sugar levels are:

Brisk walking (30-45 minutes a day)
Running (30 minutes a day)
Swimming (10 minutes, thrice a week)

Cycling (30 minutes daily)
weight lifting (15 - 45 minutes, thrice a week)

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Top 3 Supplements for Diabetes

1. Chromium

What it does

  • It helps transport glucose into the cells
  • Plays an important role in carbohydrate and fat metabolism
  • Helps the body cells properly respond to insulin
  • Improves the action of insulin

Where is the Chromium

Chromium is a metal and an essential trace mineral. It naturally occurs in foods such as meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, spices, and whole-wheat and rye breads.

Where to buy it

  • NOW Tri-Chromium, 90 capsules - Rs. 1131 – Link
  • Mega-Pro's Chromium II, 90 capsules - Rs. 755 - Link
  • Universal Nutrition Chromium Picolinate, 100 capsules - Rs. 651 - Link

2. Magnesium

What it does

  • It helps regulate blood sugar levels
  • It regulates insulin sensitivity and improves insulin sensitivity in diabetics
  • It also decreases insulin resistance to maintain blood sugar levels

Where is the Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral and is found in food sources such as pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds, spinach, oat bran, and other green leafy vegetables.

Where to buy it

  • Vista Nutrition Calcium + Magnesium + Vitamin D, 180 capsules - Rs. 779 - Link
  • Zenith Nutritions Calcium + Magnesium + Vitamin D, 360 capsules - Rs. 1264 - Link
  • Nature's Bounty Coral Calcium plus Vitamin D3 & Magnesium, 120 capsules - Rs. 1214 - Link

3. Alpha lipoic acid

What it does

  • It enhances the uptake of glucose into the cells and inhibits glycosylation
  • It helps in treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • It lowers fasting blood sugar levels and decreases insulin resistance
  • It helps the body use insulin more efficiently
  • It also helps in reducing pain, numbness and burning associated with diabetic neuropathy

Where is the Alpha lipoic acid

Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant commonly found in food sources such as liver, broccoli, spinach and potatoes.

Where to buy it

  • Health Aid Alpha Lipoic Acid, 60 veggie capsules - Rs. 2212 - Link
  • Zenith Nutritions Alpha Lipoic Acid, 240 capsules - Rs. 1420 - Link
  • Vista Nutrition Alpha Lipoic Acid, 120 capsules - Rs. 1066 - Link
  • HealthAid Alpha Lipoic Acid, 60 capsules - Rs. 2158 - Link

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