6 Colorful Diabetes-Fighting Foods

What to Know About Anthocyanins

Suffering from Diabetes? Then it’s time for you to know something more about your nutritional and dietetic vocabulary. Ever heard of an extremely powerful antioxidant called anthocyanins? Anthocyanins is known for its properties that gives rich gorgeous colours to the particular foods.

Foods like blueberries, black beans and sweet potatoes etc. have excess of this antioxidant. When it comes to health benefits then according to the study conducted in 2014, foods that contains anthocyanins, aids in lowering and stabilizing blood sugar levels.

People suffering from diabetes, should add such foods in their daily diets to make their food list more diabetic-friendly and healthy. Despite being healthy, such foods contains great taste and you can use them in many ways. Following are the 6 healthy food choices you can add to your shopping cart.

1. Sweet and Tart Cherries

Presence of Anthocyanins gives cherries rich red colour and according to the research conducted in 2009, one and half cup of cherries can help you stimulate antioxidant activities in your body for about 12 hours. And as per other researches on anthocyanins, daily intake of tart cherries aids in lowering the risk of heart attacks and also aids in reducing belly fat caused by type 2 diabetes.

As we know that anything fresh has more nutritional values as compared to the frozen stuff. So whenever you hit the supermarket, remember you should get some fresh cherries instead of the frozen ones because frozen food losses up-to 50% of their nutritional values including anthocyanins.

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