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Allowed Foods for High Blood Sugar

Plamena M.Plamena M.
Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova

Insulin is responsible for normal glucose levels in the blood. This hormone is secreted by the pancreas and serves in the active transport of glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. Diabetes type 2 occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or when the body's cells are unable to process the insulin produced.

During digestion, starches and sugars are broken down and converted into glucose. Glucose provides energy for the body's cells and insulin transports glucose from the blood into the body's cells. When a person does not have enough insulin, however, this glucose is unable to reach the cells. In rare cases, the insulin produced may be enough, but the cells do not absorb the glucose as it should.

Therefore, when the cells do not receive the necessary energy for their normal functioning, health problems occur that affect the heart, kidneys, bones, nervous system and eyes. If the accumulation of glucose in the blood continues, these problems are exacerbated.

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Therefore, people with high blood sugar should focus on:

Turmeric – The ingredients of this spice help and prevent the progression of diabetes.

Cheese and yogurt - Consumption of dairy products reduces the risk of diabetes by up to 12%.

Dark Chocolate – People who eat dark chocolate frequently have up to a 31% lower risk of diabetes and a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, plus a 29% lower risk of stroke.


Cinnamon – Taken on an empty stomach, cinnamon lowers blood sugar. This spice has the ability to lower LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and improve insulin sensitivity. You can add it to your coffee or to your oatmeal.

Nuts – Regular nut intake reduced the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, by an average of 5%.

Strawberries - Strawberry extract helps the body activate a protein that lowers blood lipids and LDL cholesterol. They are the main factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. In addition, strawberries maintain low blood sugar levels in the body.

Red Wine – Red wine is a strong fighter against diabetes. Resveratrol is a compound found in the skin of grapes that helps improve blood sugar function, regulate the hormone insulin and reduce blood glucose levels.

Coffee – It contains ingredients that suppress a hormone that plays an important role in diabetes. People who drink four or more cups of coffee a day have a 50% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


Apples – Increased consumption of anthocyanin-rich fruit, such as apples, pears and blueberries, was associated with a 23% lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Spinach and cabbage - A daily serving of spinach or cabbage can reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%.

Salmon – It is rich in vitamin D. Its deficiency can contribute to colon cancer and diabetes.

Ginger – 2 g ginger root supplement or 2 tbsp. of fresh ginger per day, added to food, are able to reduce colon inflammation by 28% and damage to the pancreas, respectively diabetes.

Wheat bran - A high intake of magnesium can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if you are overweight. Just one cup of wheat bran a day will give you 22% of your daily magnesium needs.

Brown rice – Consuming brown rice even just once a week has the ability to reduce the risk of colon polyps and diabetes.

Water – Water is not food, but it is vital to your health. People who drink the most water are 21% less likely to have high blood sugar than the rest.