Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

Cut your risk of developing prediabetes by adding these delicious foods to your diet (15 Photos)

Alice Lesch Kelly on Apr 3, 2011 at 2:10AM

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Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

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Grapefruit

Not only do grapefruits have plenty of vitamin C, they also contain naringenin, an antioxidant that appears to cut the risk of developing insulin resistance. Researchers found that mice given naringenin supplements were able to control glucose levels in their blood no matter how much they ate, plus they had lower cholesterol than mice fed a similar diet but without naringenin.
Best bet: Grapefruit interferes with the absorption of certain medications, causing higher than normal blood levels of the drug. If you take a medication for high cholesterol or blood pressure, or a neurological, psychiatric or immunosuppressive drug, check with your doctor before adding grapefruit or grapefruit juice to your diet.
Other sources: Tomatoes (with their skins), Seville oranges, tangelos
Try this: For a refreshing salad, “toss peeled grapefruit sections with chilled crabmeat and fresh mint,” Karen Page recommends.

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