VIDEO: The Diabetes Salad: 5 Healing Super Herbs to Help You Win the Fight

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It’s no secret that if you want to get healthy, you need to maintain a healthy diet, aka eat a lot of salad and fresh vegetables among other nutrient-rich dishes. A diet rich in fresh produce can have a number of positive effects on your health, including lowering blood pressure, preventing heart disease, preventing cancer and keeping your appetite in check, just to name a few.

 While salad is a nutritious meal choice for pretty much anyone and everyone, it’s especially beneficial for diabetics. Why? Because you can have ideal salads for diabetics with friendly (aka low in fat, high in protein, low in sugar, high in fiber etc.) ingredients that can kick a little blood-sugar butt.

This is a great place to start, with these 5 diabetic recipes, each containing healing super herbs and diabetic-friendly ingredients that can transform your mealtime and your health in a big way.

Ideal Salads for Diabetics

Super Herb: Dill  

Salad Recipe: Cucumber, Mustard and Dill Salad

Dill has been shown to effectively lower blood sugar as well as naturally boost immunity. This simple and refreshing salad is loaded with dill as well as healthy cucumbers and a light Dijon mustard vinagrette, so you can keep the fat to a minimum while bulking up on the health perks.

Super Herb: Basil

Salad Recipe: Tomato Basil Salad

You can use fresh basil leaves in any salad for a boost of flavor and a lot of added flavonoids, which help lower blood sugar.

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