I would say the key here is to remember to add variety to your diet. It’s also important to buy organic fruits and vegetables. It is common knowledge that the exposure to cadmium (Cd) is harmful to the human body. Cadmium is considered to be a primary cause of many diseases like cancer and heart disorders just to name a few. Smoking is one of the most common sources of cadmium, but another common source are contaminated plant-based foods. Below are the list of foods that may help protect you from Diabetes:
Why? Promotes digestion, also improves cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
- Fruits and Vegetables
Why? Help to fight-off cell damaging free radicals which are produced when blood sugar spikes and that increase the risk of diabetes.
- Nuts and seeds
Why? Lowers cholesterol levels.
Why? Helps lower blood pressure; helps prevent irregular heartbeat
Why? Reduces heart disease risk by improving cholesterol and preventing blood clots; reduces joint pain and inflammation.
- Dark green leafy vegetables
Why? Reduces heart risk; helps in blood cell production.
- Onions and garlic
Why? May lower cholesterol, reduce blood-clotting, and manage blood pressure.
- Spinach and beet greens
Why? Helps lower blood pressure; helps prevent irregular heartbeat; more is needed when blood sugar is high and when taking diuretics.
- Whole grains
Why? A trace mineral that promotes insulin production and increases the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
Please don’t hesitate to call my office for an appointment if you need a more hands on approach to handling your diabetes. 563.355.7411
Dr. Shah, MD