Friday, December 9, 2011

Blueberries Helping In Diabetes

Almost 10% of people in our country have diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose or also known as blood sugar is too high. The body needs glucose to fuel your body. The foods and diet you consume is where the glucose comes from.  Have too much or too little glucose in your body can result in problems. Diabetes is the 7th most common cause of death. When people don’t control their blood sugar is can lead to numerous disease, such as, blindness, kidney diseases, and high blood pressure.  Having diabetes means you need to get into a healthy diet routine. Blueberries can be a great part of your diet, to help you maintain your diabetes. Compounds that are found in blueberries may help with prediabetes (the state in which some but not all of the diagnostic criteria for diabetes are met) by making the body more responsive to insulin.
American Diabetes  Association   Fruit Exchange:
   ¾ cup of Fresh Blueberries = 15 grams of carbohydrates and 60 calories.
  ¼ cup of Dried blueberries = 15 grams of carbohydrate and 60 calories.

To help manage your diabietes better visit http://www.diabetes.org/

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