8 Foods that Could be Beneficial to Treating Diabetes

  1. Almonds: Eating almonds after the oil has been extracted is considered by some to be beneficial in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in some people. It is protein and does not contain any starch.
  2. Bananas: Bananas are believed to the useful in controlling type 2 diabetes in some people. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, Bananas and Skimmed milk provide a simple and effective way to help reduce weight and can help in treating type 2 diabetic patients.
  3. Buttermilk: The intake of buttermilk has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of some type 2 diabetics. The Lactic Acid contained in buttermilk stimulates the secretion of the pancreas and may help control blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.
  4. Flour: There are certain types of whole grain cereals that could also help to lower the blood sugar levels in some diabetics. Mixtures of a number of types of flours made from cereals, grains and legumes could be especially beneficial. Certain mixtures can be prepared by combining the flour of soybean, black gram, jowar, bajra, Bengal gram, wheat bran & barley.
  5. Legumes: Lentils & other types of legumes are considered helpful in controlling diabetes. According to American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, they are especially efficient when included in the diet of diabetic patients because of the slow release of energy.
  6. Sour Fruits: Some studies have shown that tart and sour fruits have shown to be valuable in stimulating the pancreas and increasing the production of insulin in patients with type 2 and other types of diabetes. Some of these fruits include sour apple and sour citrus fruits, which can strengthen and/or increase pancreatic function.
  7. Teas: Teas have long been considered by many to be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. Specifically, tea prepared from parsley has been found to lower blood sugar in many diabetics. There are certain communities throughout the world that have for centuries been using teas made from many different kinds of tender leaves of walnuts for controlling diabetes.
  8. Tomato: Tomatoes are a naturally low carbohydrate food. With its low carbohydrate content it is a very good food for many type 2 diabetic patients and for those who want to reduce their body weight. Studies have shown tomatoes to be effective to a certain in controlling the percentage of sugar in the urine of diabetic patients.