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Food and Nutrition Friday: Diabetes Friendly Foods- Garlic

The garlic plant belongs to the genus Allium, along with the onion, rakkyo, scallion, chive, leek, and shallot. Historically, it was used both for culinary purposes and as a health and therapeutic remedy in ancient Egypt.

Garlic is a good source of vitamins B-6 and C, vitamins which contribute to carbohydrate metabolism, and vitamins which may maintain blood sugar levels.

Garlic may reduce the risk of heart disease, a condition that affects about 80 percent of people with diabetes.

It has also been reported that raw garlic could help as reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. This is particularly noteworthy for people with diabetes, who are more prone to atherosclerosis-related inflammation.

Additionally, garlic has been proven to:

🧄 Reduce the levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood lipids to improve cardiovascular health
🧄 Lower blood pressure
🧄 Anti-tumor properties
🧄 Stop the growth of cancer cells
🧄 Antibacterial and antifungal properties

Garlic is quite potent, both in taste and odor. Garlic can cause some minor side effects, but these are rare. If you consume raw garlic, you are more likely to experience side effects. This includes:


Consult your doctor if you are taking blood-thinning medications, as garlic may intensify their effects.

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Register for TCOYD’s FREE Show and Tell Event

The Medicine Cabinet Edition: Examining Medications for Diabetes
A How Stuff Works Segment for Type 1s, Type 2s, and Loved Ones
NOVEMBER 10, 2021 | 4:00 - 5:00PM

There are so many great medications to help individuals manage diabetes but how do you know what’s right for you? We’re taking a deep dive into the best medications available for treating diabetes while addressing their effect on important related conditions including heart and kidney health. Tune in to hear about the best ways to use these medications and get your questions answered in real-time during the live Q&A.

Register here- tcoyd.org/show-tell-nov

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Quick Tip Thursday: For Sensitive Skin, Lukewarm Showers And Baths Work Best, As Do Mild Cleansers

Wash with mild soaps and shampoos and take short showers or baths to avoid causing irritation. Avoid deodorant or scented cleansers that can cause skin irritation.

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