Author of The Inspired Diabetic Book

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders with high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period.
Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Find out more from the International Diabetes Foundation.
The IDF International Diabetes Atlas's latest edition shows that 537 million adults live with diabetes.
According to current UK statistics, people from a BAME background have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
What are flavonoids?
Flavonoids are phytonutrients in plant-based food products that often contribute to the colour of the foods and in some fruits. They provide an antioxidant activity, which may play a significant role in cardiovascular health and may help to prevent diseases such as cancer caused by free-radical damage.
They may also provide benefits in preventing other chronic conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes. Certain plant-based food groups are much higher in flavonoids than others, including some fruits, vegetables, spices and grains.

Some flavonoid ood
Dark chocolate 70% or more Cocoa, oranges, pears with the skin on, apples with the skin on, blueberries, ginger and lemon tea, almonds, cherries, cabbage, cantaloupe melon, apricot, bananas, chilli peppers, celery, cranberries, bell peppers, garbanzo beans, limes, parsley, peaches, quinoa, lettuce, plums, pomegranate, onions, grapefruit, Lemons, raspberries, tomatoes, watermelon, romaine lettuce, turnip greens, sweet potatoes, strawberries.

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