World Health Day: Top seven superfoods for diabetes


On 7 April every year, World Health Day is celebrated all across the world to disseminate knowledge and create awareness about human health.

‘Beat diabetes’ is the theme picked by World Health Organisation (WHO) for World Health Day 2016.

In India, diabetes has been growing at an alarming rate mainly from unhealthy eating habits, stress and lack of physical activity. But, eating a healthy diet can help in reducing the risk of diabetes.

Green Tea

One should drink a cup of green tea daily as it helps in reducing the risk of diabetes. Green tea is packed with flavonoid which is a powerful inflammation-fighter and also increases insulin activity.


Salmon is the perfect medicinal food for people with diabetes as it is an extremely high source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids that are crucial for reducing inflammation and lowering blood sugar levels.

Citrus fruits

Studies show that people with diabetes tend to have lower levels of vitamin C in their bodies, so antioxidant-packed citrus fruit is a great snack choice. Grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes have insulin-like properties which check Type-2 diabetes.

Green leafy vegetables

We all know that green leafy vegeatables are good for health but we might not know that it also reduces the risk of developing of Type 2 diabetes. Eating at least a serving and a half of green leafy vegetables every day reduces diabetes risk by 14 percent.


Oatmeal is considered for diabetic people as it keeps their blood sugar levels under control. A type of fiber found in oats Beta-glucan has shown beneficial effects in people who have diabetes.


Eating a cup of beans every day may help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar. It is highly recommended for diabetics as their glycemic index is low.


Eat peanuts every day as it cut the risk of developing diabetes by as much as 21 percent. An ounce a day of walnuts, almonds, or cashews can do wonders.

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