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  • Writer's pictureRamesh Hirani

10 Delicious Food Hacks to Reduce HbA1c - Say Goodbye to High Blood Sugar!

Here are 10 great food hacks to help you on your journey to Diabetes Freedom!

1. Oats: Your Superhero Cereal!

Tired of sugary and carb-loaded cereals? It's time to meet your new breakfast hero – oats! These fibre-rich powerhouses are here to save the day by slowing down sugar absorption and keeping your digestive tract happy.

2. Say Goodbye to Red Meat, and Hello to Health!

Who needs red meat when you can explore a world of cleaner and healthier protein sources? We're ditching the saturated fat and dangerous compounds found in meat and welcoming a variety of alternatives.

3. Sip on Lemon Juice for a Zesty Blood Sugar Boost!

Quench your thirst and manage your blood sugar levels with a refreshing glass of lemon juice! It's not just a tangy delight; it's packed with good nutrition and can prevent those dreaded sugar spikes.

4. Milk and Tea: A Tale of Ditching the Dairy!

Do you love your morning cup of chai? We have news for you – it's time to rethink that milky addition. Milk can wreak havoc on blood sugar levels and digestion, not to mention the impact of Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF).

5. Rise and Shine with Fenugreek Seed Water!

Start your day on a healthy note by incorporating fenugreek seed water into your routine. These tiny seeds offer a multitude of benefits, from regulating blood sugar levels to boosting testosterone.

6. Gymnema Sylvestre: The Sugar Killer! (Gudmar)

Meet Gudmar, the sugar killer! Gymnema Sylvestre, a powerful anti-diabetic herb, earns its nickname by surpassing the sweet taste of sugar. Just chewing its leaves can activate its incredible properties.

7. Amla(Gooseberry): Your Tart Companion for Diabetes Management!

Sour, sweet, and packed with benefits – that's amla, the Indian Gooseberry! This small green fruit is a treasure trove for diabetes management, weight loss, and strengthening the immune system.

8. Ashwagandha: The Blood Sugar Warrior! (Indian Ginseng)

Unlock the power of Ashwagandha, the Indian Ginseng! This potent herb not only boosts immunity but also helps lower blood sugar levels and improves cognitive functions. However, use it wisely and consult a medical professional before diving in.

9. Wheat: Not All Heroes Wear Gluten!

Good news for roti lovers! While wheat can trigger gluten allergies in some, there are wheat varieties that are easy to digest, have a low glycemic index, and are packed with essential minerals and vitamins. These are the best wheat varieties to use: Emmer, Spelt, Durum, Bansi or any other heirloom wheat.

10. Rice Reimagined: Embrace Healthier Variants!

Rice may be on the "don't-eat" list, but not all hope is lost! Explore the world of healthier rice variants like brown rice, red rice, black rice, and hand-pounded rice. These alternatives offer fibre, vitamins, and micronutrients that reduce inflammation and help manage blood sugar levels. Action steps: Which of these can you adopt today? Whether it's switching out your breakfast, cutting out milk in your tea or saying goodbye to meat, make one commitment today and start to enjoy the benefits of healthier living. Be Super Happy, Be Super Healthy Ramesh


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