According to a study titled ‘India Fit Report 2019’, diabetes has increased by 40 % from 2017 to 2018, among people below the age of 45 years, while, cholesterol has witnessed an overall increase of 40 % in the same period. The study was published by GOQii, a leading preventive healthcare company.
People suffering from diabetes follow a strict diet. Mostly consumed as any other vegetable, broccoli is full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. It also contains chromium, which helps in long-term blood sugar control. For diabetics, broccoli can be added to soups, or consumed as a vegetable. It can also be consumed raw.
People mostly associate yogurt with weight loss as it is rich in protein and calcium. As per studies, people who consume calcium-rich foods are less likely to become insulin resistant. Diabetics can include yogurt in their diet as a breakfast item. Consuming yogurt on a regular basis might bolster one’s immune system as well.
Other Healthy Foods
Other healthy foods which can add to their diet are: high fiber foods such as – oats and whole grains, which help in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels; carrots, as they contain beta-carotene which lowers the risk of diabetes and controls blood sugar levels; milk, and fruits such as – papaya, apple, orange, pear and guava.