Eating this popular vegetable could lower blood sugar
Type 2 diabetes sufferers are often faced with a myriad of information about what to eat and what to avoid when it comes to food. This can often seem overwhelming and confusing but one vegetable has been proven to help with the condition and is not only delicious but also filling.
Azdigest reports type 2 diabetes is a condition that involves problems with not getting enough glucose into the cells. Food plays a huge role in a type 2 diabetes and can either help or hinder the condition. Foods with high sugar content, trans-fat, white bread and starchy vegetables, are all classified as the ‘wrong’ type of food which can raise blood sugar and insulin levels and promote inflammation which may increase the risk of disease. Over time, high levels can damage your body’s nerves and blood vessels, which may set the stage for heart disease and kidney disease.
Carbs, protein, and fat are classified as macronutrients that provide the body with energy.
They have the greatest effect on your blood sugar as they are broken down into sugar, or glucose and absorbed in the bloodstream.
When type 2 diabetics consume too many starchy vegetables or carbs, their blood sugar levels rise to dangerously high levels.
However, all is not lost, as a popular starchy vegetable has been proven to help lower the blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics.
Sweet potatoes are unlike other starchy vegetables and are considered to be an ‘anti-diabetic’ food.
The fibre helps with the blood glucose control and weight management and the potassium helps control blood.
Sweet potatoes are a perfect accompaniment to a protein and compared to white potatoes they are lower on the glycemic index and provide vitamin A for good eye health.