A recent study conducted in China has found that people who consume fresh fruits daily were 12 percent less likely to get Type 2 diabetes. Though people with diabetes generally tend to avoid eating fruits because of the sugar content, the research has found out that those who consumed fresh fruits, actually had lesser chances of getting diabetes related complications. They also had a lower risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.
A healthy diet is important for all of us – our body needs proteins, carbohydrates and fats to function properly. If you have diabetes, you don’t need to lead a life of deprivation or surviving on a special diet. However, by ensuring that you eat a healthy, balanced diet, you can mitigate the ill effects of diabetes. Here are some food items that help keep blood sugar levels in check: