National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Heart Disease and Diabetes

Dr. Rodgers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) tells people with type 2 diabetes about steps they can take to lower their risk for heart disease

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The Top Ten (10) Superfoods for Diabetes

It is recommended that you need to work the diabetes superfoods into your individualized meal plan in appropriate portions.   All of the foods in the list have a low glycemic index or GI and provide key nutrients that are lacking in the typical western diet such as:

  • calcium
  • potassium
  • fiber
  • magnesium
  • vitamins A (as carotenoids), C, and E.

The Top Ten (10) Superfoods

  1. Beans
  2. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables
  3. Citrus Fruit
  4. Sweet Potatoes
  5. Berries
  6. Tomatoes
  7. Fish High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  8. Whole Grains
  9. Nuts
  10. Fat-free Milk and Yogurt

Source: American Diabetes Association (ADA)

Heart Disease and Diabetes
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