Superfood No. 5: Berries
What makes berries so tremendous for folks with diabetes? Scientists aren't fully certain. “They're loaded with vitamins and phytonutrients,” says Weisenberger. And “it seems that among the phytonutrients could trigger decreased glucose absorption within the intestines and higher insulin sensitivity” (that's, how responsive the physique's cells are to insulin, the hormone that regulates glucose within the blood).
A evaluate of research printed in 2019 within the journal Meals & Perform means that usually consuming berries — particularly blueberries, cranberries, strawberries and raspberries — could assist folks with diabetes higher handle their situation, primarily by bettering post-meal blood sugar spikes. Researchers discovered that to be the case with all sorts of berries — recent, frozen, even dried.
A straightforward method to get your berry repair: Create a number of alternating layers of berries and Greek-style yogurt (additionally a diabetes superfood) in a milkshake glass, suggests Newgent, then sprinkle with toasted almonds or roasted pistachios. For the extra adventurous, grill or pan-grill skewers of strawberries, drizzle with yogurt, and sprinkle with lemon zest and pistachios or toasted sliced almonds.