Desert foods such as chia, nopales, tepary beans, and mesquite offer many health benefits, particularly for those diagnosed or susceptible to diabetes. Many of these foods are considered “slow release foods” because they are high in soluble fiber that are digested and absorbed slowly. These traits help to control blood sugar levels and provide increased endurance. Desert foods also contain natural sugars, healthier than processed sugars, that can satisfy a sweet tooth. Regardless of your diabetes risk, individuals wishing to adopt a healthy diet will find many benefits of desert foods. The slow-release characteristics, high vitamin and mineral content, and cholesterol lowering effects of many desert foods are beneficial for all people.
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