Foods for those with Diabetes and Heart Disease

Foods for those with both diabetes and heart disease

High blood sugar is linked to heart disease so here is a list for foods for the heart and for diabetes.

  • Abalone protects heart.
  • Accent flavor enhancerAVOID! Pure and simple it is MSG! (MSG increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer.
  • Alcohol (AVOID!) depletes the body of B-Vitamins and magnesium which is needed for the heart and diabetics desparately need. B-150 complex is needed by diabetics (Wal-Mart)
  • Almonds– Reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Magnesium rich helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Magnesium rich helps stop angina. A quarter-cup contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that’s 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of potassium.
  • Apples, magnesium rich relieve stress and promote calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1 medium apple 3g fiber and 72 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes. Apples protects the heart by stifling blood clots and plaque in arteries, which lead to heart disease. Example two more apples a day or 1 1/2 c. of 100% apple juice a day slowed changes in bad LDL cholesterol that contributes to artery and clogging plaque. European studies suggest less fatal heart disease and 40% fewer strokes in apple eaters
  • Applesauce with cinnamon
  • Apricots protects heart
  • Aronia Berry-Can help with inflammation, diabetes and circulatory problems.
  • Artichokes protects heart and help stabilize blood sugar.
  • Artificial sweeteners AVOID!! They trick your body into thinking that it is going to get sugar so your body will then crave sugar until it gets it.
  • Asparagus protects heart
  • Avocados battle diabetes. avocados (90% fat so go easy) Since fat has nine calories per gram, and protein and carbs have only four, when you eat less fat you eat fewer calories. This includes good fats. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Avocados, high in magnesium helps relieve stress helping one stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) 1/3 3g fiber and 102 calories. Type 2 diabetes linked to high blood sugar. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar. Avocado protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
  • Bananas protects heart Stress can make blood sugar rise. Bananas helps relieve stress. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
  • Barley 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 96 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
    Beans protects heart-work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Beans (navy or pinto) 1 cup helps control diabetes. Beans instead of red and processed meat as an alternative protein source. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. (When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.Kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas are high in fiber 1/2 cup 5-8 g fiber and 100-140 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.)
  • Beef -A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Go very easy on eating red meat.
    Beets protects heart
  • Berries 1/2 cup 2-4 g fiber and 20-40 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Bilberry protects heart.
  • Black cod Helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
  • Black pepper helps control diabetes
  • Blackeye peas protects heart
  • Blueberries protects heart and help stabilize blood sugar.
  • Bouillon AVOID! contains MSG (READ ABOUT MSG)
  • Bran flakes protects heart. magnesium rich help relieve stress promoting calmness.(Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
  • Brazil nuts- Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
  • Bread choose 100% whole grain to protect heart (whole wheat for diabetes). Don’t overdo- The less flour eaten, the better. Bread may contain transfat as it is expected to sit on shelves for long periods of time. Avoid prepared cookies, cakes, crackers and other foods as they too contain the trans-fat. Crackers also contain high fructose corn sweeteners.
  • Brewer’s yeast. a rich source of B-complex vitamins and chromium and selenium. The B-complex vitamins in brewer’s yeast include B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), folate, vitamin B12 and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which provide the body with energy. They also support the nervous system, help maintain the muscles used for digestion, and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth, and liver.
    B vitamins are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one and helps with stress.)
  • Broccoli protects heart, 1/2 cup 1g fiber and 12 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
  • Brown Rice protects heart. (White rice is low in fiber so it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin. ) A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise).
  • Brussel sprouts protects heart
  • Butter is better than margarine or shortenings. Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few only because they are added! Olive oil is a better choice than butter.(Use in moderation.) Braums cows don’t get any steroid or anti-biotics so it is better to buy from some place like there for dairy products.
  • Cabbage protects heart
  • Caffeine AVOID! dehydrates heart which is 80% water, causing damage. (Drink Decaf)
  • Cakes-pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats Trans-fats – linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more. Plus high fructose corn sweetners which no one should ever eat.
  • Campbell’s soups AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • Candy bar contains more sugar than a body can use in a week– blood-sugar levels goes up and the pancreas overreacts, producing an excess of insulin. This flood of insulin depresses your blood sugar severely. In response the adrenal glands release anti-stress hormones, which in turn release the sugar that is stored in the liver for emergencies. you get a brief burst of energy from the candy. Then your insulin level goes up and your spirits fall. Suddenly you feel tired, irritable, moody, depressed–and you don’t know why. But finally your adrenal gland kicks in and you experience feelings of anxiety, including nervousness and sometimes even palpitations. The extreme rise and fall of insulin levels makes you hungry. Sugar is causing symptoms of energy followed by depression followed by anxiety and a constant feeling of hunger.
  • Cantaloupe protects heart
  • Carrots protect heart. 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 45 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Cashews protects heart- magnesium rich helps stop angina.
  • Cauliflower protects heart
  • Cayenne protects heart (Delivers oxygenated blood to weakening heart)
  • Celery protects heart.
  • Cereal- [/B]choose whole wheat. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
    (All bran or Fiber one, 1/2 cup) 10-14 g fiber and 60-80 calories
  • Chard protects heart
  • Cheese- Reduced Fat (not jar cheese or processed) protects heart
  • Cherries- protects heart
  • Chestnuts protects heart.
  • Chicken- Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
  • Chili Chili Con Carne protects heart.1 cup Wendy’s 5g fiber and 220 calories Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus controlling Type 2 diabetes.
  • Chili peppers[/B] protects the heart and helps fight diabetes. Hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes.
  • Chocolate protects heart (Try to avoid the High Fructose Corn Sweeteners some companies use.) Sugar, while not good for us, is still a better option than any HFCS.
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  • Cigarettes– Don’t smoke and avoid second hand smoke which increases risk by 30%.
  • Cinnamon protects heart and helps reduce blood sugar and triglycerides. 1/4 tsp of cinnamon a day lowers diabetes risk by up to 29%.
  • Cloves
  • Cocoa– Cocoa is rich in antioxidant flavonoids called flavanols. (dark chocolate)
  • Coffee cuts risk of developing diabetes, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Protects heart.
  • Coleslaw protects heart (Use real mayonnaise, AVOID salad dressing)
  • Cookies- pre-packaged or from a bakery may contain hydrogentated fats Trans-fats – linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer and more.
  • Corn oil a better choice for diabetes, than shortening.
  • Corn protects heart
  • Cranberries protects heart
  • Cucumbers protects heart
  • Dill Pickles protects heart.
  • [B]DoritoesAVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • Egg Yolks protects heart
  • Eggs protects heart. Eggs help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Eggs should be cooked in oil or prepared without fat. Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight. When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
  • Endive protects heart.
  • Fats AVOID especially margarine and vegetable shortening.
  • Fiber -fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Fiber seriously slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, controlling blood sugar and improving levels of blood-sugar hormones, thus helping control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Figs, dried 2 4g fiber and 95 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Fish (fatty-salmon, tuna sardines) protects heart. Eat 5 oz. of fish a week to cut risk by 38%. Helps lower blood pressure and prevent clogged arteries. If you aren’t getting enough Omega 3 it results in short term memory loss and reduced mental abilities). See Walnuts as they are high in Omega 3. Fish helps control diabetes as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats ( red and processed meat). Also poultry, nuts and beans for protein source instead of red meat. Eat oily fish like tuna or salmon twice a week to help reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet. It supplies omega-3 polyunsaturated acids, which protect against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of diabetics. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative)helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). Protein helps prevent high levels of the stress cortisol. chronic stress which triggers major biochemical changes that practically give our bodies no choice but to gain weight.When Cortisol is consistently released into the blood stream the digestive system becomes weak and unable to alert the liver that the stomach is full. Cortisol causes a blood sugar flux that sparks carb cravings so intense that sticking to a diet is nearly impossible.
  • Fish oil helps with diabetes and protects heart.
  • Flax protects heart and battles diabetes.
  • Flaxseed helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
  • Flour AAVOID, which raises risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. raises risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Low in fiber, it is absorbed quickly, causing blood sugar to spike, stimulating your pancreas to produce insulin.
    [B]
  • [B]They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
  • Fruits-fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Fruits help control diabetes. Wash very well to get rid of the pesticides and other toxins. Fiber from both fresh or dried fruits are high in soluable fiber, the type shown to reduce the risk of diabetes by cutting cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Load up on fruits, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.
  • Fruit juices– protects heart and battle diabetes. AVOID any with high fructose corn sweeteners on the can or bottle.
  • Garlic protects heart.
  • Glucosamine, which is used for osteoarthritis pain and rebuilds damaged cartilage BE AWARE THAT it may reduce the effectiveness of insulin.
  • Grains help control diabetes.
  • Grapes protects heart
  • Grapefruit protects the heart and stabilizes blood sugar, which is how it helps in weight loss. (1/2 a grapefruit or an 8 oz. glass of grapefruit juice with each meal). Grapefruit helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking.
  • Green beans 1/2 cup 2 g fiber and 22 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Green Peppers protect heart.
  • Green Tea protects heart (choose Celestial Seasonings which is the highest rated for antioxidants). Both Green tea and black tea lower blood sugar. Choose decaf for heart.
  • [B]triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • [B]Heinz gravy AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • Herring protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
  • High Fructose Corn sweeteners AVOID! cause ischemic heart disease (interferes with the heart’s use of key minerals like magnesium, copper and chromium.) HFCS also contribute to both obesity and diabetes epidemic sweeping the country. Blood sugar cannot metabolize correctly. This is now found in almost any packaged product as manufacturers have found it to be much less expensive than sugar. It puts weight on at an alarming rate. READ LABELS AND AVOID HFCS.
  • Honey helps control diabetes when used in place of other sweeteners.
  • Hostess Products AVOID! Contains MSG. MSG triples the amount of insulin the pancreas (See list below for alias it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • Hummus, 1 Tbs 1 g fiber and 26 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Kale protects heart.
  • Ketchup-One serving a day of ketchup can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%. (Make sure it does NOT have high fructose corn sweeteners.)
  • Kidney Beans protects heart
  • Kiwi protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 2 fruit 5 g fiber and 91 calories.
  • Kraft salad dressings AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • Leeks protects heart
  • Legumes protects heart, help control diabetes and cholesterol. Rich in fiber, prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.
  • Lemons protects heart
  • Lentils protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers. Lentils help control diabetes.
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  • Lettuce protects heart
  • Lima Beans protects heart
  • Limes protects heart
  • Mackerel protects heart
  • Mangos protects heart.
  • Maple Syrup helps control diabetes.
  • Margarine– Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease. Choose butter over margarine because butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods and has many nutritional benefits but margarine has a few only because they are added!
  • Mayonnaise to protect against blood sugar spikes use only real mayonnaise, not salad dressing)
  • Milk- Drink milk. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Adding whey, a protein in milk, to high carbohydrate meals increases insulin secretion and lower blood sugar levels. Researchers say it may happen that whey protein is highly digestible and releases high levels of amino acids in the blood. Men who drank the most low-fat milk had a 23 percent lower risk of developing diabetes than men who drank only a little milk. (Be sure to look for milk that does not contain antibiotics or steroids. Braum’s milk is organic and usually less than Wal-Mart’s regular milk.) Drink milk at bedtime to sleep better and be significantly more alert the next day. Any variety even lactose-reduced, skim, full-fat or flavored will work.
  • Miso protects heart.
  • Molasses (Blackstrap) helps control diabetes. Rich in B vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) AVOID! HEART heart palpitations (fluttering, irregular heartbeats- extreme drop in blood pressure, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia); angina; Cardiac Arrest Symptoms All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes. See list of aliases MSG is purposely hidden under so you don’t know it is in the product. Weight gain from MSG promoting overeating puts stress on heart.
  • Mustard Greens protects heart
  • Nashi Pears protects heart
  • Navy Beans protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes
    and hypoglycemia. Prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly. Cholesterol-lowering fiber (1 c. contains 46.6% of min daily require of fiber)
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  • Nuts unsalted protects heart and helps control diabetes by using them as an alternative protein source to reduce animal fats (red and processed meat) Nuts are high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps, linked to better blood pressure control. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Nuts (such as cashews) helps relieve stress, (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) People feel calm and content happier, more relaxed mood, reduces hunger, boosts sense of well being, making it easier to stick to a diet, reduces nighttime munchies so we we don’t crave sweets.
  • Oats/Oatmeal protects heart and battle diabetes. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 4g fiber and 150 calories.
  • Olive Oil protects heart and is better than many oils.
  • Onions protects heart
  • Orange/Orange Juice protects heart (Check labels to avoid high fructose corn sweeteners). Oranges- Stress can make blood sugar rise. Oranges helps relieve stress to keep the blood sugar from spiking. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 medium 3g fiber and 60 calories.
    Parsley protects heart and helps control diabetes.
    Parsnips protects heart.
    Pasta, whole wheat , Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup cooked 6g fiber and 174 calories.
  • Peas help due to fiber Peas 1/2 cup 3g fiber and 59 calories
  • Pea Pods protects heart
  • Peaches protects heart
  • Peanut Butter protects heart
    Peanuts protects heart. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
  • Peas protects heart
  • Peppers protects heart
  • Pinto Beans protects heart
  • Pistachios protects heart
  • Plums protects heart
  • Pomegranates protects heart and help control diabetes.
  • Popcorn– 3 cups of lite microwave 12-15 g fiber and 45-60 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Potato chips and most chips AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • Potatoes protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 5g fiber and 220 calories.
  • Poultry can help battle diabetes when eaten instead of red meat or processed meat. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.) Also, fish, nuts and beans can be eaten to get the protein.
  • Prunes protects heart
  • Puffed Flakes protects heart
  • Pumpkin protects heart
  • Purslane protects heart.
  • Raisin Bran Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 1 cup 7 g fiber and 190 calories.
  • Raisins protects heart
  • Raspberries protects heart and help control diabetes.
  • Red meat (TRY TO AVOID). Adults who ate the most red meat had a somewhat higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. Saturated fats increase the need for: and magnesium and vitamin B Molasses, Brewer’s Yeast – rich in “B” vitamins.
  • Red Peppers protect heart.
  • Romaine lettuce or spinach 1 1/2 cups 2g fiber and 12 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Rice (Brown) protects heart
  • Sable protects heart and helps control, treat and reverse diabetes
  • Salmon protects heart and helps control diabetes. Use vinegar and olive oil, instead of creamy dressings. Salmon helps control diabetes.
  • Salt, use sparingly–may contribute to heart disease.
  • Sauerkraut protects heart
  • Sausages AVOID! due to MSG
  • Seaweed helps control diabetes.
  • SnapBeans protects heart.
  • Snow or sugar snap peas 3/4 c 2 g fiber and 31 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Soft drinks (Avoid Caffeine, which can cause dehydration that weakens the heart) Causes Rapid heartbeat.(See other for how bad pop is)
  • Soy protects heart. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady.) Stress can make blood sugar rise. Soy helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps relieve stress (stress makes blood sugar rise). (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
  • Soy milk protects heart.
  • Soy nuts– 1/2 c. daily to load up on isoflavones, natural compounds that relax artery walls and blood pressure will drop by as much as 10 points.
  • Soybeans protects heart
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Spinach protects heart. Magnesium rich helps stop angina. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Spinach helps relieve stress and helps one to stay calm, due to the magnesium. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
  • Spring onion protects heart
  • Squash protects heart
  • Strawberries protects heart. Stress can make blood sugar rise. Strawberries, high in magnesium helps relieve stress, promoting a feeling of calmness. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
  • Swanson tv dinners (and most frozen dinners) AVOID! Contains MSG which triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • Swordfish helps control, treat and reverse diabetes.
  • Sugar (AVOID!) Raises risk of diabetes, cancer and heart.
  • Sweet potatoes protects heart. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. 3g fiber and 117calories.
  • Swordfish protects heart
  • Tangerine protects heart.
  • Thyme controls diabetes
  • Toast (AVOID) Toast has a high “glycemic index”, meaning its carbohydrates are absorbed quickly, causing spikes in blood sugar, which can lead to diabetes.
  • Tofu protects heart-Magnesium rich helps stop angina.
    Tomatoes- protects heart.One serving a day of tomatoes can cut risk of cardiovascular disease by 32%.
  • Tomato juice protects heart (watch the sodium content).
  • [B] Top Ramen AVOID! Contains MSG triples the amount of insulin in the pancreas. (See list below for name it might be hiding under on the label.)
  • Tuna protects heart
  • Turkey- magnesium rich helps stop angina.
  • Tuna helps control, treat and reverse (but DO NOT eat more than 3 times a week as it does contain mercury) Stress can make blood sugar rise. Turkey helps relieve stress. A good source of tryptophan (a natural sedative) helps one to stay calm. (Stress slows down metabolism which causes weight gain.)
  • Turmeric Spice protects heart
  • Turnip greens protects heart.
  • Vegetables help control diabetes. Load up on vegetables. Rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. (Bring your veggies home and immediately cut up and bag them for the freezer so you can grab a bag and make soup or stir-fry. Leave enough out for salads.)
  • Vegetable shortening– Avoid hydrogenated, oxidized, fat or heat processed fats. They are sources of the unhealthy trans-fats linked to heart disease.
  • Vegetable soup 3/4 cup 2 g fiber and 52 calories. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.
  • Vinegar (2 Tablespoons a day in pickles, cabbage, beans, tomatoes, drizzled on top of grilled vegetables or salads or in the case of balsamic vinegar as a topping for ripe strawberries. )
  • Walnuts protects heart-Walnuts are one of the best omega 3 foods.
  • Watercress protects heart.
  • Wheat germ (the best source of zinc, a component of insulin). Wheat germ is rich in “B” vitamins which are very important for anyone with diabetes. B vitamins should be taken in a complex with all of the other B vitamins. (B-150 at Wal-Mart is a good one.)
  • Whole Grains protects heart- work to cut level of amino acid homocysteine which can double your risk of Alzheimers.Whole grains help control, treat and reverse diabetes. Load up on whole grains, rich in fiber, which prevents overeating and helps keep the blood sugar steady. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes. Whole grain bread light 1 slice 5 g fiber and 40 calories;regular 1 slice 2g fiber and 90 calories
  • White Grapes protects heart
  • Whole wheat helps control diabetes. Whole wheat is high in magnesium which lowers the risk of diabetes and leg cramps. Fiber slows absorption of sugar into the bloodstream controlling blood sugar, thus helping to control Type 2 diabetes.Also liked to better blood pressure control.
  • Yellow peppers protect heart.
  • Yogurt- but do avoid any sweetened with high fructose corn sweeteners, aspartame and tread lightly with Splenda usage. (Buy plain yogurt and sweeten with fruit.)
  • CoQ10– antioxident needed for rapid energy production inside heart cells. Need 150 mg daily (minimum) to cut the need for “pain stopping” nitro by as much as 54%. (Oily fish, red and organ meats, soy oil and peanuts)
  • L-Carnitine found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs can cut number of flare-ups.)
  • Omega 3 fatty acids guard against heart disease.–250-500 mg DHA and 250-500 EPA daily with food.
  • 400 mcg of folic acid in a multi vitamin or Vitamin B (complex)

Cold temperatures in winter and keeping the air conditioning too low in summer can cause heart attacks. Cold temperatures cause blood vessels to tighten, interfering with circulation and straining the heart. (Dress in several layers in winter and in summer don’t keep the AC too cool.)

ALIASES FOR MSG-
Many items that don’t have MSG on the label will have: Hidden under many different aliases in order to fool those who are aware of how deadly MSG is . We need to be aware instead of blindly feeding this to our children!

Hydrolyzed corn gluten, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Hydrolyzed wheat protein Hydrolyzed protein such as vegetable protein, Calcium caseinate, Textured protein, Monopotassium glutamate, Glutamate, Glutamic acid, Gelatin, Sodium caseinate, Yeast nutrient, Autolyzed yeast. AVOID! (The word “hydrolyzed” on the label is a good tip-off. These are all aliases of Monosodium glutamate (MSG) a nasty marketing trick by manufacturers who know if you look at a label and don’t see Monosodium Glutamate you will buy it. Also in restaurants if you ask if it has MSG they can say “no”. All restaurants are now using it in some form. Bad for hearts and diabetes.

The FDA has now approved spraying MSG on agricultural products. ANY fresh food may have some residual MSG on it, and processed food made from fresh fruit or vegetables may have MSG in it, too.– Fresh produce sprayed with Auxigro in the field. (Yes the EPA approved this!) AVOID! uses MSG product disguised under one of the many aliases used for MSG

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