Looking for a natural way to balance blood sugar? The answer may be eating more of this type of sugar. It sounds crazy. But here’s how it could save your health…

The Sugar That Fights Diabetes

In All Health Watch, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by INH Research1 Comment

Sugar is just about the worst thing a diabetic can eat, right?

Not always.

In fact, there’s a type of high-fiber sugar that actually stops diabetes.

It’s a natural extract found in certain Asian mushrooms. The Chinese have used it as medicine for more than 6,000 years.1 And modern research confirms it controls blood sugar… Even after sugary meals.

Keeping blood sugar in check is the most effective way to stop diabetes.

Researchers in Finland fed the extract to type 2 diabetics. They found it dramatically lowered blood sugar response. It had this effect even after subjects ate high-sugar foods.2

How does it work? It helps your small intestine absorb harmful sugars slowly.3 This could save you from developing insulin resistance. It also combats sugar cravings and reduces your appetite.4

So, what type of sugar should you eat to fight diabetes?

Beta glucans (BGs).

These are high-fiber, complex carbs. They come from the cell walls of grains, yeast, and algae. Grains like oats and barley are high in BGs. But there’s a tradeoff. They contain gluten. It’s a protein that aggravates inflammation.

Instead, look for gluten-free sources. Some of the most potent BGs are found in shiitake mushrooms. You can also find yeast-based BG supplements. This form is easier to absorb. And it won’t cause inflammation.

To get the best blood sugar-balancing effects, take 225 mg a day of a yeast-derived BG supplement. The label should tell you if it comes from yeast, grains, or another source.

And here’s another tip… Beta glucans work better when you combine them with chromium. It’s a trace mineral that fights carb cravings. Take 1,000 mcg daily of chromium picolinate. This form is easy for your body to absorb.

Diabetes can devastate your body from head to toe. It damages the eyes, heart, kidneys, and nerves. It often leads to amputations. Type 2 diabetes doubles the risk of death from all causes.5

A third of Americans have prediabetes and 90% of them don’t know it.6

But you can fight sugar with sugar.

Adding BGs to your diet may be the easiest thing you do to keep blood sugar in check—and prevent type 2 diabetes.

In Good Health,

Angela Salerno
Publisher, INH Health Watch

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References:
1http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=122&tname=foodspice
2http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16054549/
3http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8787777

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