African foods that are effective in preventing and reversing diabetes

  1. African Indigenous Vegetables

Traditional African vegetables such as Garden eggs, African nightshade, and amaranth leaves are rich in protein, calcium, vitamin A, folate, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin E; these are full of antioxidants, making the body less vulnerable to lifestyle diseases like diabetes.


Garden egg                             Amaranth leaves                                                           Nightshade.


  1. Tamarind

It is used for several medicinal purposes, including healing sore throats, aiding digestion, healing stomach aches, inflammation, rheumatism, and reducing fevers.  Tamarind helps in combating diabetes.


  1. Moringa

It is highly recommended for people suffering from diabetes and hypertension problems. It is very rich in Vitamin C and supports the body’s production of nitric oxide that aids the blood vessels to function and may avert the progress of diabetic cataracts.




  1. Fonio

Fonio grains are rich in amino acids. It has a low glycemic index (slowly absorbed in the body), and its effect on blood sugar is gradual; an excellent source of calcium, phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Zinc, iron, folic acid, and Vitamin B1 (Thiamine).




  1. Baobab

Baobab, also known as the ‘Tree of Life.’   can help control blood sugar levels; very rich in soluble fiber and polyphenols, which help reduce glycemic response. Baobab powder effectively helps manage Type 2 diabetes and obesity.


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