FruitNYoga 2: Diabetes
Keeping your diabetes at bay isn't as much of a challenge as it once was. Nowadays, with all the sugar-free desserts, low-carb diets, and specialized exercise regimes, it's an easily manageable condition. However, sometimes it does suck having to always depend on artificial and synthetic products. We want to provide you with some natural, and fun ways help keep your blood sugar levels regulated with our 2nd edition of FruitNYoga for Diabetes!
There are actually a few fruit here that are awesome choices for diabetics and here is why:
[caption id="attachment_873" align="alignnone" width="300"] You're in luck if you're a berry lover! According to the ADA, berries are a diabetes superfood because they're packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber and are low-carb. Three quarters of a cup of fresh blueberries have 62 calories and 16 grams of carbohydrates. We've got plenty of berry bushes at our store too! Check out our blackberry bush.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_874" align="alignnone" width="300"] Who doesn't love peaches? Whether you're eating it in a dessert, dipped in cream, or even cooked, it's delicious. And apparently, a good choice for diabetics too! Fragrant, juicy peaches are a warm-weather treat and can be included in your low-carb diabetic diet. Peaches contain vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. You can also get a peach tree of your own right here.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_878" align="alignnone" width="301"] Pears are a low-carb fruit and a wise addition to your diabetes meal plan. They are a good source of potassium and fiber. Unlike most fruit, they actually improve in texture and flavor after they're picked. These juicy, versatile fruit can be paired off with anything, whether it's gorgonzola cheese on a pizza, fig, or even prosciutto! Pick out a pear tree of your choice here.[/caption]
The Yoga Poses
We've got 4 awesome yoga poses here for you which are proven to help diabetics keep their insulin and blood sugar levels regulated.
[caption id="attachment_880" align="alignnone" width="300"] The bow pose is known to help stimulate the functioning of pancreas and intestines, and therefore, helps control blood sugar levels. Organs like the liver, pancreas, and other enzyme producing organs will function actively by practicing this pose.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_882" align="alignnone" width="355"] The plough pose stimulates the pancreas, spleen and activates the immune system by massaging all the internal organs including the pancreas. It improves kidney and liver functioning and strengthens the abdominal muscles. It also rejuvenates the mind.[/caption]
Half Twist Pose
[caption id="attachment_883" align="alignleft" width="288"] The half twist pose is known for massaging the kidneys, pancreas, small intestines, gall bladder and liver, helping to stimulate digestion and squeezing out toxins. It's a great pose for diabetics, as it concentrates on the pancreas.[/caption]