Diabetic Diets May Need to Add Cinnamon, Resveratrol and Chromium to Control Blood Sugar Levels

Controlling blood sugar levels always results in better control of diabetes. Resveratrol, Cinnamon and Chromium Picolinate are just a few of several supplements that might need to be in your diabetic meal plan.

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Resveratrol, Cinnamon and Chromium Picolinate May Help  Control Blood Sugar Levels

Adding natural supplements like Resveratrol to Diabetic diets may improve Glucose levels and aide in controlling sugar levels.

Using Natural supplements and food to help control blood sugar levels and facilitating the control of type 2 diabetes is becoming more popular.  Not mentioned very often is that fact that the use of Insulin and oral medications sometimes make it harder to manage type 2 diabetes because it is more challenging to lose weight which can be a positive in the control of blood sugar.

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Red Wine contains Resveratrol

I found the following article with some interesting news about Resveratrol which has often been recommended by health food addicts  and supplement companies as a aide in controlling blood sugar levels.

“Another option for help with blood sugar management is natural supplements, such as vitamins, phytonutrients, and herbs. Resveratrol could be one of those supplements.

In a recent three-month, open-label, controlled study, investigators enrolled 62 patients with type 2 diabetes who were already taking standard oral anti-diabetes medications. The researchers then randomly assigned half the patients to take 250 mg of resveratrol daily along with their medication.

At the end of three months, the following results were noted:

  • Significant improvement in hemoglobin A1c from before the study (mean, 9.99) to the end of the study (mean, 9.65)
  • Significant improvement in total cholesterol and total protein levels among patients who took resveratrol compared with those who did not
  • Significant improvement in systolic blood pressure among patients who took resveratrol (127.92 mmHg) compared with patients who did not (139.71 mmHg)

The authors noted that “the results of the present study support our hypothesis that resveratrol supplementation improves glycemic control and the associated risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.”   By Deborah Mitchell on August 9, 2012 – 4:10am lose fat for eMaxHealth

What is also noteworthy is the improvement in participants cholesterol levels and “significant” improvement is systolic blood pressure.  Heart attack and stroke  seem to be the leading cause of death for people with Diabetes so improved control of these two common  symptoms  (cholesterol levels and high blood pressure) is a positive.  It must be noted that the study was conducted using supplements rather than just drinking Red Wine.  Sorry!

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What are Healthy Weight Loss Meal Plans?

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 What are healthy weight loss meal plans?

Weight Loss Meal Plans are guides to help you with planning meals that have an emphasis on calories, fat, protein and carbohydrate reduction so that you can lose weight. Nutrition is very important and must be included to maintain overall health, not just lose weight.

Some of these plans are just arbitrary diets while others contain a simple way to create healthy eating habits that become sustainable over a lifetime.

Most weight loss meal plans include a balance of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and starches.  Some include recipes, menus, grocery lists, and information on the amount of calories, carbohydrates and fats in various food items which can be very helpful.  A plan can often be altered  to include foods that you like and also to remove foods not to your taste or ones that may trigger any allegies you have. 

Healthy weight loss meals plans can also be tailored to include  kid friendly meals, crock pot cooking, budget meals, vegetarian, raw food, or meals that are quick and easy to prepare.

Menus should be pre-planned for the month with shopping lists and recipes or planned on a week by week basis: planning on a daily basis usually doesn’t work for the long term. Weight loss meal plans can be a wonderful convenience for people who lead busy and often hectic lives without the time to plan meals and create recipes. It is a fact that you will  see better long-term results when you have a weight loss meal plan in place.

 While you are creating a Weight Loss Meal Plan it is very important to consider what your daily caloric intake should be as well as the types of foods you like to eat and the size of  your budget for meals. Many plans are  portion controlled  to restrict the number of calories in the  carbohydrates, protein and fat  eaten each day. This is often  very convenient  especially when other family members must be  considered and they might not be trying to lose weight.

Your computer and a good program can create a plan  for you or you can have a meal planning service help you with creating one. Some of these services are called Meal Planning or diets to go and they offer to prepare and deliver the food right to your doorstep!  Some of these services are wonderfully helpful in helping  you achieve your goal of weight loss because they  allow you to select the meals you like, calculate the calories for you and deliver the meals to your home.  It all depends on your Budget!  Several even help by tracking your progress in losing weight.  Just keep this one important fact in mind: it is true that you will have more success with dropping those unwanted pounds if you have a good functioning meal plan in place.

We all lead such busy lives (sometimes not so well organized!) it is extremely  important  for you to have a  meal plan in place, because what you eat is a major factor in determining whether or not you will lose weight.   
   
 I’m Cararta Skipper and I have lived with type 2 diabetes for over 30 years brought on by being overweight.  What I have found is that the only way to lose weight effectively and control my diabetes is to create a meal plan that you enjoy make it a part of your life, use it every day and couple it with at least 30 minutes of daily exercise.   My exercise is Walking!

I’ll provide you a link to a diet that includes all of the above.  You are going to be surprised, bacause it isn’t advertised as a Weight Loss Meal Plan yet it includes eveything discussed above.  Click here to go watch an interesting video. 

 The video presentation above will show you some great tips on how to lose your belly fat and get a lean sexy stomach. This isn’t any kind of gimmick… this is real science on the healthiest type of nutrition plan that eliminates your cravings,  and most importantly — the mindset tips and tricks that you NEED in order to get and maintain your own perfect body for the long term.