Avocados Are a Prediabetes Super Food That Can Help Lower Glucose
Avocados Have Great Benefits for Prediabetes
Avocados are full of monounsaturated fat (good fat), fiber, antioxidants, high in potassium and loaded with lots of other vitamins and minerals. Avocados are a great source of nutrients for a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. High cholesterol and heart disease are associated with later complications of prediabetes and so it is important to include avocados in your diet.
Avocados help with prediabetes. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes the avocado is a great item to include in your diet. It’s a good way to replace the saturated fat with good monounsaturated fat. Avocados help with lowering your bad cholesterol (your LDL) and will not lower your good cholesterol (your HDL).
Avocados have complex carbohydrates, low in sugar and have a lot of fiber. All this in combination make for a controlled and even glucose and insulin level as opposed to simple carbs that spike high and fast. Triglycerides are another type of fat in the blood that is reduced by eating avocados. High triglycerides can often be a sign of heart disease.
Avocados are packed full of antioxidants that protect your cells from the harmful effects of free radicals that are damaging to your cells. Avocados have vitamin E, C, and selenium antioxidents. These aid in removing the molecules that attack the healthy cells in your body and are also considered great for preventing cancers.
Avocados help to lower your blood pressure by providing an excellent source of potassium. Studies have shown over time that potassium is important in lowering your blood pressure and avocados have two and a half times the amount of potassium of a banana, about 1200 milligrams.
Avocados are also an excellent source of magnesium an important mineral that also helps to lower your blood pressure. Magnesium can make the blood vessels relax and open up wider allowing the blood to flow more freely thereby helping to reduce your blood pressure.
Avocados have earned the backing of The American Diabetes Association also and supports the use of avocados for prediabetics and diabetics as well and includes them in many of the recipes that they post.
Avocados have about 10 grams of fiber. Fiber is always a plus when it comes to high glucose because it helps to even out the absorption of sugar into the blood stream thereby making your blood sugar more even over time. Fiber is also beneficial keeping your digestion system working good and getting rid of toxins as well as helping keep bad cholesterol levels down.
For more on the history of avocados, how to seed them, how to peel them, nutrition and recipes visit All About Avocados.
On my site I primarily address prediabetes but of course avacados are a great part of your diet if you are a type II diabetic also. For more about prediabetes visit my home page by clicking here.
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