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Superfoods That Help Fight Obesity That Should Be Part Of Any Diabetic Diet

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Obesity is one of the main contributing factors for type 2 diabetes which represents about 90 percent or so of all diabetes cases. It cannot be said enough that although diabetes medications, insulin injections, etc, can help manage diabetes, true freedom from diabetes only comes from natural methods and not from what a doctor can prescribe. This means that diet is an important factor to properly manage and even cure diabetes naturally. Exercise is also important but if weight is an issue for you, your diet will have the most impact on weight loss.

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Superfoods That Help Fight Obesity That Should Be Part Of Any Diabetic Diet

  1. 1. Superfoods That Help Fight Obesity That Should Be Part Of Any Diabetic Diet By Terry Robbins
  2. 2. Introduction ● Obesity is one of the main contributing factors for type 2 diabetes which represents about 90 percent or so of all diabetes cases. It cannot be said enough that although diabetes medications, insulin injections, etc, can help manage diabetes, true freedom from diabetes only comes from natural methods and not from what a doctor can prescribe. This means that diet is an important factor to properly manage and even cure diabetes naturally. Exercise is also important but if weight is an issue for you, your diet will have the most impact on weight loss. ● With that in mind, while many people are searching for the next acai berry, garcinia cambogia, and other so called "superfoods" for weight loss, it is important to remember that there are other superfoods that are easily available that can help fight diabetes and help put you on the path to being able to cure diabetes naturally.
  3. 3. Two important types ● When considering superfoods that fight obesity by enabling you to lose weight, most experts state that there are two main categories of foods that are considered "keeping it off superfoods" as they fill your stomach and have few calories. ● There is no way to get away from fruits and vegetables and you shouldn't want to. Diabetics should get well acquainted with fruits and vegetables. Simply find what you like. If you hate avocado or tomatoes or broccoli, there are many other vegetables and fruits that you can enjoy.
  4. 4. Two important types cont. ● Fruits and vegetables are nutrient rich which will help promote general health and wellbeing. However, as far as weight loss is concerned, many fruits and vegetables contain an important nutrient - fiber. Fruits and vegetables are not only low in calories which is important for weight loss, but the fiber they contain will help to fill you up quicker. ● Fiber is a VERY important aspect of any diabetic diet. Fiber especially soluble fiber helps slow down digestion which can help manage blood sugar levels. And by helping you feel fuller sooner, both soluble and insoluble fiber (roughage) prevent you from eating too much or filling hungry all the time which can derail any weight loss goals when you engorge yourself with all kinds of unhealthy foods in order to feed the "hunger monster".
  5. 5. Two types cont. ● Many unhealthy foods that many people are addicted to contain empty calories which means that you will need more and more of these foods in order to feel satisfied which adds on the pounds. Not so with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables. ● The second category of superfoods that will help with weight loss goals are protein rich foods. Protein is another super-nutrient that can help to curb your appetite as has been shown by various scientific studies. Protein in addition offers staying power, and can slightly can give you the metabolic boost you need which helps burn more calories. While protein is good, it is important to choose your proteins wisely, because like all other foods, if you eat more than your body needs, it will show up on the scale as a gain, instead of a loss.
  6. 6. Top superfoods for weight loss 1. Water ● You need to be drinking about 8 to 10 eight ounce glasses of water a day. It helps keep you hydrated which is important for your health and well-being. Staying well hydrated is also important in order for your body to eliminate disease causing toxins and other waste. In fact, if you eat a fiber rich diet (and all diabetics should) water is important for both soluble and insoluble fiber to properly do their work in the body. ● Water can also help with weight loss by helping you feel full. Drinking a glass of water before a meal can help curb your appetite so that you do not eat too much.
  7. 7. 2. Green Tea ● The next important superfood for weight loss is green tea. Various studies have proven that green tea can help with weight loss. The researchers believe that compounds found in green tea known as catechins (helpful phytochemicals) which are antioxidants, may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and mildly decrease body fat. Three to four cups of green tea a day is ideal. Green tea is also believed to help reduce the very dangerous belly fat so drink up.
  8. 8. 3. Broth ● Broth or tomato based soups are not only comforting on cold nights but can also help reduce your hunger before meals and cause you to feel full. Before any meal, make sure that you have some soup first. You may find that you may not need to eat as much and fewer calories consumed results in weight loss.
  9. 9. 4. Low-calorie green salads ● And not ones loaded with high fat dressings, croutons, cheese, etc. A low calorie healthy green salad as a first course can help you feel full which will reduce the amount of food (and calories) you will consume for your main course. Choose the ingredients carefully and make sure that the ingredients chosen are fiber rich to help you feel fuller and fight food cravings later. While you may enjoy a salad featuring iceberg lettuce, this will not do much as far as nutrients or fiber.
  10. 10. 5. Beans ● Beans contain the perfect combination of fiber and protein which will help to feel you up sooner and help to fight food cravings in between meals. Beans are also a significant source of insoluble fiber which is what can also help to control your blood sugar levels by slowing down digestion. If you are serious about curing diabetes naturally, beans should be an important part of your diabetic diet.
  11. 11. 6. Yogurt ● The right kind of yogurt can help you with your weight loss goals and should be an important part of a diabetic diet. Yogurt contains protein and carbohydrates both of which can help you fight off hunger pangs. Choose low fat yogurt and preferably one with active cultures which are very important for a healthy digestive tract. Try to stay away from the fruity and high fat types of yogurt which do not contain enough beneficial properties and are unreasonably high is sugar content which can be a problem for diabetics.
  12. 12. 7. Whole Grain Cereal ● Whole grains as opposed to refined grains are a rich source of fiber in addition to the many other nutrients they contain which are usually eliminated with refined grains. The importance of fiber cannot be stressed enough if you are looking to cure diabetes naturally and fiber rich whole grain cereal is one of the easiest methods to get the whole grain boost that you need to start the day off right. Works great for breakfast or as a snack.
  13. 13. Conclusion Fighting obesity is an important aspect of being able to cure diabetes naturally and the above foods are not only low calorie but will also fill you up sooner to curb your appetite as well as fight cravings in between meals. The less you eat, the more weight you will lose. The fewer calories you eat, the more weight your will lose. The above superfoods help with both aspects. For more on the best foods for diabetes, visit http://diabetestype1and2info.com/take-action-against-diabetes-with-the-help-of-these-best-foods-for-diabetes/ .

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