MANAGE DIABETES WITH HEALTHY DIET
This example demonstrates once again that support of health lies with laws of nature, not in synthetics. With special reference to healthy food. Management of diabetes being no exception. Read on to learn more about.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Although the U.S. is foremost in conventional medicine worldwide, spending most per capita in medicine, 2 million citizens die each year of so-called chronic disease. With heart failure on top of the statistics, followed by cancer and diabetes.
Not only this, the most prescribed synthetic drug for diabetes comes with 80 side effects – but no cure.
vicious cycle. Fortunately, there is a way out of this vicious cycle – if we ask nature. Just let’s start with healthy food to manage diabetes naturally.
BEST FOODS FOR DIABETES – SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
According to the American Diabetes Association, following foods are best to manage diabetes naturally. Scientifically validated globally by, inter alia, North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, University of California in Los Angeles, Universidade Federal de Goias in Goias, Brazil, Hannam University in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, and the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in Zagreb, Croatia.
The special benefit of whole grains for managing diabetes lies with the high content of fiber as it slows down the digestion process, thus stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Types of whole grains specifically recommended by research:
As a source of plant-based protein and complex carbohydrate, beans also slow down the digestion process and help managing blood sugar levels.
With the positive ‘side effect’ of also regulating blood pressure and cholesterol.
Which beans are specifically recommended by research? Inter alia,
Unlike white potatoes, sweet potatoes are raising blood sugar less. Regardless if you consume sweet potatoes roasted, mashed or boiled, etc.
Green leafy vegetables
This type of vegetables (including kale, cabbage, spinach, bok choy, broccoli, etc.) contains many essential vitamins (like vitamin A), minerals (such as calcium and potassium), as well as beneficial fiber, protein, and starch-digesting enzymes. Helping with blood sugar regulation.
In this case, the special benefit for diabetics is in the high content of fatty acids which reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke which both are specifically dangerous for diabetics.
Diabetics are usually known for suffering so called oxidative stress – an imbalance between antioxidants and unstable molecules (‘free radicals’).
Since berries contain high amounts of antioxidants and fiber (especially blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries) they reduce the risk of oxidative stress.
These seeds contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, plant-based protein and antioxidants in general, helping inter alia with weight loss – an important factor for diabetics.
Natural Greek yogurt as a probiotic with live and active bacterial cultures, and no added sugar, is known for balancing cholesterol in diabetics. Also to reduce the risk of oxidative stress and heart disease. Not to forget - it improves insulin sensitivity.
According to research, specifically 2 antioxidants – hesperidin and naringin – to be found in oranges do have an anti-diabetic effect.
Because of the content of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats in certain types of fish such as, salmon, sardines, herring, trout, etc., this improves blood sugar and blood lipids in diabetics.
As an alternative to these fatty acids, also seaweed in form of spirulina or kelp may have the same effect.
IN A NUTSHELL
This example demonstrates once again that support of health lies with laws of nature, not in synthetics. With special reference to healthy food. Management of diabetes being no exception.
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