Best Food For Diabetes Control

 Diabetes as we know is one of the most common disease that impacts the entire world. It has been found that 143 million of world population is suffering from Diabetes. This is mainly because of the busy life style that we all have adopted. Due to which we are getting more dependent on fast food and ignore the necessary nutrition that is required by our body.

However a simple diet change can help an individual to avoid the risk of getting Diabetes. Below are the top 10 foods that one should include in their daily diet so as to avoid the risk of Diabetes and stay healthy.

1. Vegetables without starch content.

Vegetables with little to no carbohydrates are termed as non starchy vegetables. Statistically any vegetable which contains 5g or less amount of carbohydrates per 100g of weight comes under non starchy vegetables. The blood sugar levels are directly affected by Carbohydrate in diet. A low carb diet helps in reducing the blood sugar level thus lowering the need of body to produce insulin. Many type 2 diabetic people have reduced their blood sugar levels to a non diabetic range(4.0 to 5.9 mmol/L – Fasting). Below is the list of 10 vegetables that can be included in a low carb diet.

Sr no. Vegetables Carbs/100g
1 Mushrooms 0.3
2 Salad greens (chicory, endive, escarole, lettuce, romaine, spinach, arugula, radicchio, watercress) 0.9
3 Swiss chard 1.1
4 Celery 1.2
5 Artichoke hearts 1.3
6 Bamboo shoots 1.3
7 Asparagus 1.4
8 Chayote 1.5
9 Cucumber 1.5
10 Bean sprouts 1.6

2. Low Fat Milk/Yogurt.

For strengthening bones Vitamin D plays an important role. Dairy products like Yogurt or non fat milk are rich in Vitamin D. Skim Milk has a GI Index of 30 whereas yogurt has gi index of 33. Glycemic Index or GI is a measure of how quickly a food can increase your blood sugar level. Lower the GI Score slower the increase in blood sugar level.

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene. Whether eaten raw or cooked tomatoes helps a diabetic patient in many ways. Lycopene reduces formation of foam cells thus reducing the cardiovascular disease risk which are mostly seen in type 2 diabetes. Also a study made on lab mice shows that lycopene reduces the sensitivity to pain, by inhibiting the release of nitric oxide. The GI Score of Tomatoes are also very low similar to that of non starchy food.

4. Berries

Berries have anti inflammatory properties which reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer. They are rich in vitamin C thus protecting the vision.

5. Lemon and oranges

GI of any Citrus fruit is very low, with Grapefruit having one of the lowest GI (25)among them. Also the pulpiness of orange/lemon gives a lot of fiber. However it should be noted that drinking the juices might not be as good as eating it. A study shows that drinking citrus juices increases the risk of diabetes.

6. Fish rich in Omega-3

OMEGA- 3 reduces the insulin resistance. Omega-3 rich diets reduces the risk of heart attacks, stroke, macular degeneration and certain types of cancer. Certain fishes are more rich in Omega- 3 than their counterparts. Below are the list of fishes rich in Omega- 3 fatty acids:-

SR NO Groups Fish  Omega-3 content
1 Group 1 mackerel 1.80%
2 Lake Trout 1.60%
3 Herring 1.50%
4 Sardines 1.40%
5 Albacore Tuna 1.30%
6 Salmon 1.10%
7 Group 2 Halibut 0.60%
8 River Trout 0.50%
9 Catfish 0.40%
10 Group 3 Cod 0.30%
11 Snapper 0.20%
12 Tuna packed in water 0.20%


7. Pumpkin seeds/Mixed Nuts:

To keep the cravings at bay, keep few pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, or nuts such as walnuts. This will help tackle the unnecessary intake of carbs in between the meals. Pumpkin seeds are rich in iron and unsaturated fats thus helping in suppressing your appetite. Flax seeds help to regulate the blood sugar levels, have large amount of insoluble fats and insulin sensitivity. Any nuts are rich in Omega- 3 fatty acids and have low glycemic index score.

8. Beans

Beans are a rich source of protein. A cup of beans contains 16 gm of protein, 15g of fiber, no cholesterol and is a great source of iron, calcium, potassium as well as vitamin A. Due to the high content of protein and fiber it can reduce the insulin use of a type 1 diabetics by 38 %. Edible beans include kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans, cannellini bean, soybeans, chickpeas, lentils, and dried peas, etc.

9. Green Vegetables/Kale

Green leafy vegetable reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. Green leafy vegetables such as Spinach contains good amount of polyphenols and vitamin C, thus having good antioxidant properties. They also contains magnesium which reduces the risk further. Kale in specific is considered as the superfood for reducing the Diabetes risk. It can sufficiently provide the required vitamin A and vitamin C required by an individual for an entire day. Kale is also rich in chemicals called glucosinolates which tackles the cancer causing substances. It also contains potassium which helps in regulating the blood pressure thus making it a superfood for Diabetic Patients.

10. Whole Grains (Barley, lentils, etc)

Whole grains are rich in fibers (soluble/insoluble) as well as in antioxidants. Fibers helps to keep your healthy and also helps in synthesis of fats. Thus helping in keeping the blood sugar level under control. The GI Index of whole grains are also less. Due to this it helps in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

All these foods helps in a great way to reduce the risk of diabetes and keeping the blood sugar level in the non diabetic range. However one should keep in touch with their doctor to monitor the accurate blood sugar level and insulin level. To monitor the blood sugar level various portable glucose meter is available now a days.

3 Best Beard Trimmers for Men in April 2018

Trimmers have become one of the most important accessory of a man’s bathroom cabinet from past half a decade. Majority of trimmers now a days are  cordless but still few wired trimmers survives even today due to their reliability.

In this article we will discuss the best trending and efficient trimmers of this year with their pros & cons and.

1. Philips Beard Trimmer Cordless and Corded for Men QT4011/15

One of the most trending grooming solution available online as of date is Philips QT4011/15. With the heavyweight of  DuraPower Technology the trimmer is almost last 4x longer than any normal trimmer. Weighing 340 grams the trimmer runs on a 1AA battery as well is available in corded type. The blades are skin friendly round shaped along with 20 lock-in length settings, 0.5 – 10 mm with 0.5 mm precision. One of the major highlights of this machine is that it has self- sharpening titanium blades which keeps it as a brand new even after many number of uses. Works fine for stubble.


Long lasting life of the trimmer- The machines lasts 4x times longer
Self Sharpening Titanium Blades- Which keeps the blades as closer to as new even after many uses
Easy to clean the blades
Powerful battery
2 year worldwide guarantee


Blade attachment is not easily attachable
Hard on thick beard

2. Panasonic ER-207-WK-44B Beard and Hair Trimmer

With a brand name behind it, Panasonic’s ER-207 stands tall it’s expectation. With Japanese blade technology the trimmer comes in both cord & cordless type. This Panasonic machine has stainless steel blade that gives a high performance cutting experience with great precision. The machine weighs around 499 grams & the blades are easily washable, note that the body is not washable. Majorly useful for hair removal & short beards, works good also for stubble.


Dial to adjust the length of comb for precision & style
Easily detachable blades
Easy to use


Battery back up is not  that excellent

3. Braun BT3020 Beard Trimmer for Men

The  195 gram technologically rich Braun beard trimmer has 20 precision length settings in 0.5 mm steps from 0.5-10mm which gives a super & ultimate precision for any type of beard & skin. The blades of this machine is sharp & lasts long. The major highlight is the whole machine is easily detachable and easily washable. The machine also comes with a power packed battery. The machine is useful for stubble & short beards.


High precision trimming
Good battery backup


Body get’s hot

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