Diabetes is a leading ‘chronic’ disease. Diet may point to a way out of this vicious cycle. With pros and cons. Read on to learn about details.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Based on World Health Organization statistics 86% of non-age-related premature deaths are the consequence of so called ‘chronic’ (unsolved) diseases. With diabetes on rank #3.
With even more at stake, since – according to the governmental U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - more than 10% of the U.S. population are diagnosed with diabetes.
However, despite of U.S. top position in global medicine, ‘modern’ conventional medicine has not developed any pharmaceutical synthetics to cure diabetes. Just take the worldwide most prescribed drug for this debilitating health issue which, according to its producer, has got some 80 side effects – but no cure.
Not surprisingly. Because just as our planet the Earth is a biologic-ecologic phenomenon strictly based on natural laws per se, so is man’s health and longevity, since he entered this planet 2 ½ million years ago.
This is why only immune system and self-healing power of our body can support and regain health. With special reference to healthy diet - additional to physical activity. Diabetes being no exception.
Leaves us with the question which types of food are pros, and which are cons when it comes to fight diabetes. Based on the fact that there are quite some differences to consider before we take the first bite.
Let’s start with
based on the fact that carbohydrates basically are not only important for our energy energy but has got most influence on blood sugar (glucose) and therefore, plays a leading role in this context. Good or bad – depending on the types of carbohydrates consumed.
In favor of avoiding/fighting diabetes, USDA recommends specifically the carbohydrates we find in
as we find them, inter alia,
- brown/wild rice
With a daily total of 60 grams per day, according to research at, inter alia, Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.
Also, 14 grams (b) of
Per 1,000 calories may be consumed up to age 51, and double (28 grams) beyond.
Not to forget about raw/fresh/whole/roasted/grilled or steamed non-starchy/frozen/canned fruits & vegetables with no or less sodium and also unsweetened applesauce.
which are unfavorable with respect to diabetes as the body quickly transfers those into glucose.
Like, inter alia,
- white bread/pasta
as well as some
- baked goods
- candy bars
- fruit-flavored yogurts/premade
- sweeteners like agave nectar
- syrups/maple or other
May also turn out as a potentially problematic food with respect to diabetes. With special reference to the fact that essential fatty acids like omega-3, also helps our body to absorb vitamins A/D/E/K.
Based on the fact that we have different types of fats such as
- mono- & polyunsaturated
With special reference to mono- and polyunsaturated fats, as recommended also by the American Diabetes Association as follows.
as found in different fruits/nuts/oils.
Such as, inter alia,
- Peanuts/peanut oil/peanut butter
To be found, inter alia, in
- fish (like salmon/mackerel/herring/tuna)
- nuts (walnuts etc.)
- chia seeds
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