As I said in the previous post, antioxidants work by slowing and preventing the oxidative reactions caused by different factors that create free radicals in our body which cause health problems like heart disease and diabetes.
Antioxidants also improve immune function and lower your risk for infections and cancer.
Let’s take this example!
In your body, the antioxidant process is similar to stopping an apple from browning. Once you cut an apple, it begins to brown, but if you dip it in orange juice, which contains vitamin C, it stays white!
Dr. Jacobs says: “Diabetics should maintain a healthy blood sugar control, because that’s going to prevent a lot of oxidative stress.”
For type- 2 diabetics specifically, the intake of vitamin C as an antioxidant is recommended and scientifically proven. That will decrease blood sugar levels in a short period of time!
Where can you find vitamin C?
– The first thing to do is to eat more vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables as these kind of food are the richest in Vitamin C content.
Include more broccoli, sprout, tomatoes, cabbage, citrus fruits like lemon and orange, strawberries, papaya, mangoes, pineapples, cantaloupe, red peppers, parsley, and potatoes in your daily meal plans.
Start your day with fruit. Add some fruits to your oatmeal so that you get your dose of vitamin C.
Avoid boiling veggies. This can remove vitamin C. Instead, steam, sauté or stir-fry.
– Another source of vitamin C is from supplements. The extra intake of this vitamin is recommended in diabetics.
But be careful!! extra intake can be harmful! Daily Vitamin C intake should not exceed 250 grams!