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Diabetes

A disease where blood sugar levels are higher than normal or above a healthy range. The body which produces the hormone insulin to move glucose/sugar into our cells. During diabetes the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes well enough and sugars build up in the blood.

Foods to Include: Vegetables, whole fruits (about 2 per day), whole grains like oats, quinoa, protein rich foods and fiber rich foods like beans, nuts, seeds, green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, brussels sprouts, kale, orange veggies like carrots, sweet potato, pumpkin, cinnamon, red onion.

Foods to Avoid: high sugar foods, processed foods, refined carbohydrates, fatty conventional/grain fed meats, fried foods, whole milk based dairy products, cakes, candy, cookies, crackers, pies, stick margarine, lard, nondairy creamers, sugary beverages like soda and fruit juices/drinks that are not fresh, high sodium foods and products like canned soup/vegetables, processed meats.

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