Black Men & Diabetes: Superfoods For Life

man eating a salmon salad for lunch

Some of us just can’t order that salad at Ruth’s Chris. The temptation of an Idaho potato ripped open with that artery clogging butter is just too good. And of course don’t forget the big 16 oz steak. Then you’re adding fuel to the fire by drinking a large soda or beer. This is good for special occasions, but a lifestyle of nothing but red meat and starches leads to frequent doctor visits or worse. But there are ways to lower your risk and even control your diabetes with proper dieting. Here are the top foods for Black men suffering from diabetes.

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Diabetes Superfoods

The foods in this section all have one thing in common: they’re known to have a great effect on your sugar. These superfoods have a low glycemic index count. The Glycemic index is a ranking of carbohydrate-containing foods, based on the food’s effect on blood glucose compared with a standard reference food.

For men who like to juice, be sure to include grapefruit, oranges, lemons and lime in the mix. They’re packed with soluble fiber and vitamin C to give you that added boost in the morning.

A few blueberries and strawberries throughout the day will help give you the necessary antioxidants for any type of common sickness. These berries also contain essential vitamins and fiber. Eating these can satisfy that sweets craving and keep you healthy at the same time.