The rate of type II diabetes is expected to triple in the US by 2050. Why? Because the standard American diet (SAD), has so much added sugar and foods that convert to sugar in the body that the average American consumes 150 pounds of sugar each year!

The constant barrage of sugar to the blood stream eventually wears the pancreas out so that it no longer can produce the hormone, insulin. It’s not just a genetic disease anymore. It’s a national threat to our health that needs to be addressed with the one thing that can reverse the majority of diabetes cases; food.

So here are three foods that help to stabilize blood sugar largely because they don’t actually spike blood sugars.

1. Cinnamon

This delicious spice has been shown to lower sugar levels in the blood, provide high levels of antioxidants, lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and providing insulin like effects in the body. While cinnamon on its own is not a cure all, it can be a help.

You can put cinnamon in your smoothie, on salads, in your tea, on whole grain (gluten free) cereals, in ground turkey or beef, in sauteed vegetables or you can take capsules of cinnamon if you don’t like the flavor.

2. Broccoli

This cruciferous vegetable contains a phytochemical called sulphoraphane that helps lower blood sugar levels. Broccoli is low in sugars (carbohydrates, yes, veggies have them!) and high in fiber. The fibers in vegetables help blood glucose levels stay stable because it takes longer for the sugars to load into the blood stream.

Broccoli is great until you douse it with cheese and cream. For an easy broccoli recipe, sautee florets in a little EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), add a little water to the pan when it gets too hot to create some steam, add a little gluten free tamari at the end along with some walnuts or pine nuts.

3. Wild Salmon

This fabulous fish is high on omega 3 essential fatty acids that reduce inflammation in the body and inflammation has been touted as the cause of all diseases. Salmon does not raise your blood sugar levels at all and in studies has actually been shown to stabilize them. Eating this fish regularly can help you with heart, eye and brain health as well.

For more information on what to eat to get well, go to and schedule a complimentary chat with her. Also, when you sign up for her email list, you will get a free recipe book entitled “5 Anti-Inflammatory On-The-Go Lunch Recipes plus access to her private community with up to date information on health and wellness.

Meg Haworth, Ph.D. is a Wellness Coach, Celebrity Chef, Author and Speaker and creator of Get Well Now, a one of a kind coaching program that helps people heal themselves with food and the power of the mind and heart. She also offers food coaching for people who know they need to change their diets for their health but they don’t know how in her program, What Celebrities Eat; Personalized Food Plan for Healthy Weight Maintenance.

Dr. Meg believes we have the ability to heal ourselves with food and the power of the mind and heart. Schedule a free chat with her to see how she may be able to help you!

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