Try these snacks to regulate your blood sugar level

A misconception about diabetes is that it is a disease without a cure. Though that may be technically correct, the truth is that diabetes is a disease that is a product of culture rather than biology. All people need to do is regulate what foods they choose to eat.

In order to reduce your risk of diabetes, try integrating these foods into your diet.

  • Cinnamon - You may think of cinnamon and sugar together on toast. But cinnamon is effective in reducing blood sugar and reducing the risk for developing type 2 diabetes. An analysis of several studies showed that both whole cinnamon and cinnamon extracts lower fasting blood glucose.
  • Lean meat - Lean meats such as salmon, tuna, cod and chicken are a healthy option for people dealing with high blood sugar levels. This is primarily because of their high protein content, which helps build cell tissue. These meats also have healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are instrumental in maintaining cardiac health. Since cardiac disorders, like heart attacks, are common among diabetics, omega-3 fatty acids are very beneficial. Another benefit of lean meats is that they contain chromium, which is a mineral that helps with the proper production of insulin.
  • Apples – In a study, men who ate the most apples and other foods high in quercetin had 20 percent less diabetes and heart disease deaths. Other good sources of quercetin are onions, tomatoes, leafy green vegetables, and berries.
  • Green tea - Studies show that chronic inflammation—caused by high-fat foods, lack of exercise, and eating too few fruits, vegetables, and good fats—can increase risk of hearts attacks and thwart the body's ability to absorb blood sugar. A simple solution: Drink green tea.
  • Go green - Go beyond your regular salad and try kale, spinach, and chard. They’re healthy, delicious, and low-carb, Powers says. Roast kale leaves in the oven with olive oil for quick, crunchy chips. You can also mix greens in with roasted veggies to add texture and a different flavor, or serve them with a little protein, like salmon.