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Add These 5 Winter Foods to Your Diet to Manage Diabetes

Winter can sometimes be a little harsh on your body and if you are suffering from a chronic disease that needs to be taken care of like Diabetes, then you must keep reading. Diabetic individuals have to take extra care of themselves as the disease tends to affect your other organs drastically.

Today we will list a few winter food items that you can eat to manage diabetes.

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  • Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index unlike potatoes; they break down slowly in your body causing fewer changes in blood glucose compared to potatoes. It is also rich in fibre and helps to control the sugar levels in the body. They contain complex carbohydrates and are rich in nutrients.

  • Mustard Leaves

They are low in calories and rich in nutrients, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium and Potassium. This is a great benefit for diabetic patients. You can garnish mustard leaves in a salad, make a smoothie or fry them.

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  • Beetroot

It is a myth that people suffering from Diabetes must not intake beetroot. Yes, it is sweet but it is also rich in fibre, minerals like potassium, iron and manganese. It also has an antioxidant that lowers blood sugar levels.

  • Cinnamon

It is a digestive solution that helps to regulate blood sugar. It also increases insulin sensitivity upon consumption and is rich in antioxidants. One can consume cinnamon by adding it to their tea or putting it in the atta while making Rotis or sprinkling it while making a sandwich.

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  • Vegetable Soup

A hot bowl of vegetable soup in the chilly winters is very soothing and beneficial. It helps you to maintain your diabetes, weight loss, and it is very filling. You don’t have to eat anything else after that.

So here are a few winter food items that you must try out. You can mix some of them in salads or make drinks out of them. It is truly helpful.

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