Have you tried these mystery blue foods?
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Are there any true blue foods that look good, taste good, and do good?
1) A one-ounce serving of blue cheese provides you with 6 grams of protein and only half a gram of carbs. That means it won’t raise your blood sugar and, in fact, its protein content can help your body slow the digestion of sugar from other carb-heavy foods.
2) Blue corn also contains approximately 30% more protein than white or yellow corn, which helps it slow the introduction of sugar into your bloodstream. It also helps blue varieties of corn achieve a lower glycemic index score than white or yellow corn.
3) Blue potatoes supply a range of diabetes-fighting nutrients, including vitamin C, selenium, and the polyphenolic compounds caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid. Plus, the average blue potato actually contains more blood pressure-lowering potassium than a banana!
4) Blur tomatoes contain vitamins B, C, E, and K, along with magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and, of course, lycopene – these colorful tomatoes offer many incredible health benefits specifically related to diabetes.
5) Damson plums are a great source of diabetes-fighting nutrients, including vitamins C and K, calcium, and potassium. They also supply trace amounts of copper, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.
6) Lingcod is low in calories, saturated fat, and carbohydrates, but high in protein and beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that consuming omega-3 fats in conjunction with the anti-diabetes medication metformin can be especially potent at lowering triglycerides.
7) Haskaps contain twice as much vitamin A and four times as much vitamin C than blueberries! They are also an excellent source of bone health-aiding calcium and blood pressure-lowering potassium.
8) Borage leaf tea also supplies PLANT TANNINS, polyphenolic compounds which provide antioxidant benefits and can work to reduce oxidative stress. And they can be especially helpful for those suffering from diabetes, as studies show that tannins can enhance glucose uptake.