Originally posted 2016-01-19 17:28:10.
Generally, you will manage to slow down aging when your blood sugars are controlled. Some of the best low glycemic foods you should go for to stabilize the blood sugar are; Nuts like cashews, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts nut butters, Brazil nuts, pecans, macadamia nuts
Peas like chick peas, yellow split peas and green peas, Fruits like avocados, plums, peaches, apples, pears and kiwis, Berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, Vegetables such as lentils, eggplant, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and red peppers .
Other foods that you should embrace for the same positive impacts are brown rice, mushrooms, green beans, plain yoghurt, sweet potatoes, coconut milk and buck wheat among others.
Spices and herbs that keep your blood sugar low Apart from choosing all the right foods to lower blood sugar levels and keep them balanced, you also have a huge variety of herbs and spices that are just as powerful in stabilizing the sugar levels. If you are under any prescription medicine make sure to consult with your doctor before using the spices and herbs just so you are sure they will not affect your health in any negative way.
Cinnamon – It improved the stability of the blood sugar and improves insulin sensitivity thanks to the antioxidants that it has.
Cloves – They have germicidal and antiseptic properties and come with digestive health, analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits as well. The oil can be used to relieve pain or as cough and indigestion remedy.
Coriander – It stimulates insulin secretion and lowers blood sugar. It also proves to be good in lowering bad cholesterol and raising the good cholesterol.
Cumin – It is a common ingredient in diabetic drugs because it regulates glycogen and insulin. It also stimulates pancreatic enzymes aiding the proper digestion of fats, carbohydrates and proteins in the process.
Fenugreek – It lowers blood sugar because of its active components 4hydroxyisoleucine and trigonelline which directly stimulate insulin.
Ginseng – It has ginsengosides that slows absorption of carbohydrates and increases glucose usage as well as stimulates secretion of insulin in the pancreas. It can be used to flavour soup dishes, flavour meat or drunk as tea.
Turmeric – It lowers the blood sugar levels by blocking enzymes which block which convert carbs into glucose. The curcumin in turmeric induces bile flow breaking down fats in the process.
Lemon juice – It is acidic and acidity does slow stomach emptying process hence carbohydrates take longer to be absorbed.
Apart from the foods, spices and herbs, you can also choose a number of good supplements to lower blood sugar response especially after taking your meals.
Some of the best supplements you can choose are Alpha Lipoic Acid, magnesium, chromium, vanadium and zinc. They all have properties that help in lowering blood sugar levels and fight aging.