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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Diabetes Tips

Here are some simple tips to get you through the holidays:

Make sure you add cottage cheese to your holiday dinners. A cup contains 2800mg of leucine which is an amino acid that helps fire up your insulin sensitivity level and helps to control your blood sugar. It targets your muscle cells helping them to soak up excess blood sugar. Leucine is also found in peanuts, lentils, soybeans and tofu.

Studies show that you can cut your risk of diabetes by up to 27% by supplementing your diet with 200-300mg of Alpha-lipoic acid every day. Food sources would be red or organ meants and brewers yeast.

Go to the health food store and buy some licorice tea. This tea contains amorfrutins which helps to regulate blood sugar. It is much better for you than the carbonated colas you have been drinking whether diet or not. The tea combats INFLAMMATION which 75% of my blog posts allude to as the possible primary cause of diabetes in the first place. Inflammation has it's roots in an acidic PH.

Decide to start including 30 mins of aerobic exercise in your day............WALKING at a brisk pace is great and you will become addicited to it if you persist.

Snack on RAW vegetables BEFORE your big meal. Celery, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli etc. will help curb your appetite and provide vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Make sure you take a Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C every day to help soothe your nerves, lowers your levels of the stress hoemones cortisol, nor epinephrine and adrenaline.

If you like green smoothies, why not drink two glasses during the holidays> One mid-morning and another mid-afternoon or an hour or so after the main meal. Here is a link on the benefits of making sure you have adequate vitamin K in your diet regimen:


What can high-vitamin K foods do for you?

  • Allow your blood to clot normally
  • Help protect your bones from fracture
  • Help prevent postmenopausal bone loss
  • Help prevent calcification of your arteries
  • Provide possible protection against liver and prostate cancer

What events can indicate a need for more high-vitamin K foods?
  • Excessive bleeding, including heavy menstrual bleeding, gum bleeding, bleeding within the digestive tract, or nose bleeding
  • Easy bruising
  • Problems with calcification of the blood vessels or heart valves
  • Problems with bone fracture or bone weakening
Excellent sources of vitamin K include parsley, kale, spinach, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, green beans, asparagus, broccoli, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, thyme, romaine lettuce, sage, oregano, cabbage, celery, sea vegetables, cucumber, leeks, cauliflower, tomatoes, and blueberries.

World's Healthiest Foods rich in
vitamin K
FoodCals%Daily Value



Collard Greens491045%

Swiss Chard35715.9%

Turnip Greens29661.6%

Mustard Greens21524.1%

Brussels Sprouts38194.7%


Romaine Lettuce16120.4%


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