facebook-icon instagram-icon twitter-icon pinterest-icon google-plus-icon youtube-icon

Essential Antioxidants To Prevent Diabetes


People with diabetes normally show low levels of antioxidants in their bodies. Free radicals overtake their systems and create insulin imbalance. 

However, you already know that the one thing that can get rid of free radicals and the chain reaction they cause is a diet rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants help defend your body from the effects of diabetes such as inflammation and nerve damage to the brain. 

So, whether you eat in restaurants daily or cook from home, there are common foods that contain them. Here is a list of diabetic fighting antioxidants and the foods that contain them:

Vitamin C

You can get vitamin C from leafy greens, peppers, broccoli, kiwi, cauliflower, strawberries and citrus fruits.


You can find these in beans, seaweed and in cold compressed oils such as flaxseed, sesame and olive oils.

Vitamin E

Kiwi fruit, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, olive oil and nuts – particularly walnuts and almonds.

Coenzyme Q

Organ meats, fish and whole grains contain Coenzyme Q.


You can find this in grapefruit. It’s the chemical compound that gives grapefruit its sour/bitter taste.


Sesame seeds, oysters and dark chocolate are loaded with zinc which helps improve insulin function.


This is a natural compound found in grapes and berries. It helps protect the insulin secreting beta cells in your pancreas.


You can find this in corn, sweet potatoes, seafood or brewer’s yeast. A deficiency in chromium is common in diabetes patients.


Tags: , , ,

Leave a comment

Follow Us On Instagram

  • These two special souls planned a surprise birthday for me! 🎉💕 A room filled with so much love makes my heart so happy! Thank you @gianmarcolorenzi @kerrilee.taylor 🌹 and @nicolebarbis @vasilibarbis @bryn.max.roberts @erin_myburgh @dean_myburgh @adriennewestman @ggrreegg13 @tyronluketaylor @joshuaamurray  @schalkbvh @stefniannegrey @simonbridges @bella.k.t.t @pepecharlot @judsonmathias @lerakorytska - missing in this pic @taylamareecurtis15 @mel_littlefield @sebeargreen ;)
  • It’s almost Black Friday 🖤 We are giving away some @swiitchbeauty goodies! 😍 To enter, tag 2 friends below and follow @swiitchbeauty 🌹 .
This #SwiitchWeek Black Friday they are running specials up to 70% site wide! Use “liferetreat” on checkout .
#SwiitchBeauty #makeup #giveaway #win #liferetreat #beauty #blackfriday
  • N°5 | Dressed In Red | Timeless And Ephemeral | Water And Fire | You Know Me And You Don’t ❤️💧🔥 .
#LimitedEdition #ReleasingSoon #DressedInRed #ChanelNo5 #Timeless #Ephemeral #Water #Fire #YouKnowMeAndYouDont

Life Retreat

You have successfully subscribed to our mail list.

Too many subscribe attempts for this email address

Keep up to date with all our News & Views Be inspired to live a healthy, happy life

Signup to receive our newsletter for free!

* indicates required