Can There Be a Low-Fat Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

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 There are millions of people in America who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and tens of millions more who will develop it soon. The medical community teaches us to control blood sugar through diet and medicine. This helps slow the progression of the disease and the damage that it will eventually do. But the cause of the disease may be more directly linked to the high consumption of fat (especially refined fats). High blood sugar is just the major symptom of the disease.

Dr. Neal Barnard has been a leader in the research done on a low-fat diet and its effects on Type 2 diabetes. Time after time, study after study has shown that eating a low-fat, vegan diet ALWAYS reversed overall blood sugar numbers significantly and ALWAYS outperformed the diet suggested by the American Diabetes Association. The plan is simple to follow. I have a quick outline below.

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Avoid Animal Products

Animal products contain fat, especially saturated fat, which may be linked to heart disease, insulin resistance, and certain forms of cancer. These products also contain cholesterol and, of course, animal protein. Diets high in animal protein can irritate kidney problems. Animal products DO NOT provide fiber or healthful carbohydrates. A vegan diet is one that contains NO animal products. Zero. None. So, you’ll want to avoid red meat, poultry, fish and all sea animals, dairy products, and eggs.

Don’t Eat Added Vegetable Oils or any High-Fat Foods

We eat WAY TOO MUCH fat. All fats and oils are highly concentrated in calories. A gram of any fat or oil contains nine calories, compared with only four calories for a gram of carbohydrate. High consumption of fats disrupts your ability to burn sugar and also screws with your pancreas. Here’s what you gotta do to reverse the disease: No refined oils, margarine, or vegetable spreads. Avoid foods fried in oil. Don’t eat olives, avocados, and peanut butter because of the high-fat content that these foods contain. Aim for no more than 2–3 grams of fat per serving of food. 

Eat Foods That Score Low on the Glycemic Index

 The glycemic index rank how fast foods spike blood sugar levels. This handy tool allows you to favor foods that have much less effect on blood sugar. High-glycemic-index foods include white sugar, white potatoes, most wheat flour products, and white rice. 

Eat More Than Your Share of Fiber
Some experts say that you should aim for 40 grams of fiber a day. Load up on beans, vegetables, and fruits. Choose whole grains (try barley, oats, quinoa, millet, 100% whole-wheat pasta). Aim for at least 3 grams per serving on food labels and at least 10 grams per meal. 

 

Make these foods the bulk of your diet

Grains: whole wheat pasta, rice, high-fiber cereals, corn, oatmeal, couscous, bulgur wheat, millet, barley, rye.

Legumes: beans (black, pinto, kidney, garbanzo, white, etc.), peas, split peas, lentils 

Fruits: All, except avocados and olives. Bananas, apples, grapes, pears, peaches, oranges, melons, grapefruit, kiwi and berries are all good choices. Eat an assorted abundance. 

Vegetables: all, except white potatoes. Eat a wide variety. Examples include tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, kale, collards, squash, green beans, bok choy, sweet potatoes, and artichokes.

Vegan Dirty Rice 

Stuff you need:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 large white or red onion, cut into long thin strips

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into long thin strips

  • 1 cup of pitted cherries

  • 1.5 cup cooked chickpeas or other beans

  • 4 cups cooked brown rice

  • Sea salt to taste

Here’s What to do:

  • Place onions and bell peppers into a bowl; toss until well coated, cover and allow it to marinate for 30-60 minutes.

  • Pit cherries and cut into quarters. (watch your fingers!)

  • In a large bowl combine warm brown rice, beans and toss with seasoning

  • Add marinated veggies with the vinegar mixture and cherries

  • Salt to taste

  • Serve with your favorite salad

People in the United Staes eat more fat now than they ever had and a very high percentage of it is refined fats and oils. This would make sense with the rise of Type 2 diabetes in the last couple of decades. Processed baked goods and deep-fried foods are a large contributor to the problem because they are convenient and quick to obtain. America loves fast foods! Eat an assorted abundance of Alkaline veggies and fruits every day!

Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com

Lower Your Insulin Levels for Blood Sugar Control

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  Much of the food produced today is processed or refined and tends to lead to many health problems for many people. Blood sugar control is a huge problem for most of the modern world. You can make changes in your diet that can help you better control blood sugar levels and remove excess insulin. If you make better food choices, you will teach your body to control insulin levels and less insulin will be needed to feed your cells.

  You can achieve this by resetting your metabolism and lowering the levels of insulin in your body.  To do this, you have to eliminate the things that are knocking you out of balance and provide your body the things it needs to re-establish optimal balance and thrive.

Many fruits and vegetables are healing to the body if eaten regularly.

Here are a few things you might want to try:

  1.   Stop eating wheat flour and processed sugar products especially high-fructose corn syrup. Wheat flour is probably the ONE food that Americans eat the most that raises their blood sugar levels.
  2.   Drink water. It is all you need for your hydration. Everything else just adds sugar that spikes blood glucose (sugar) and insulin levels even more.
  3.   Stop eating fake fats. Processed or refined fats are no longer natural fats and should not be eaten. They promote inflammation in the body. They enemy here are classified as Omega 6 fats.
  4. You can slow the rate of sugar absorption by eating your meals with healthy proteins (nuts, seeds, beans and organic meats if you eat animals) and healthy fats (avocados, extra virgin olive oil, nuts and seeds).
  5.   Eat plenty of high fiber foods every day. If you are eating a diet high in veggies and fruits, this won’t be a problem. Consume a wide variety of whole veggies to get plenty of fiber.
  6. The human body operates better when fed small nutrient-dense meals throughout the day. Eat quality food at every meal. Instead of eating three meals, try eating five or six small meals spread throughout the day.
  7.   Eating more omega 3 fats can help repair cell membranes by making more good fats available. Your body only uses poor quality fats for cell repair when it has no choice.
  8. Exercise enhances your ability to respond to insulin better and burn blood sugar easier. Exercise is the best way that you can enhance your ability to burn blood sugar.
  9.   Many people who have a metabolic problem also consume very few quality minerals on a daily basis. Plant-derived minerals such as chromium, vanadium, iron, magnesium, zinc, bioflavonoids and phytonutrients play an important part in keeping your metabolism working efficientlyThere are many ways to create a healthy plant based salad.

     Removing excess insulin from your body is the first step to take toward healing your blood sugar problem. Eating to keep insulin levels from doing damage will also keep your blood sugar under control. Removing foods that cause your body huge insulin releases need to be eliminated if you want to begin reversing your blood sugar problems. I have found that referring to a Glycemic index chart is effective as I avoid eating carbohydrate foods that score 50 or higher. This works great for me. Improve Type 2 diabetes with a diet high in Alkaline foods 

Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com

 

Low Starch/Sugar or Low Fats for Better Blood Sugar Control?

 I keep hearing people arguing back and forth about the best way to reverse Type 2 Diabetes or prevent prediabetes. Most say to cut back or eliminate grains and sugars from the diet. Grains mean wheat, rice, barley, rye and corn. This does drastically lower your blood sugar levels but does it help to “heal” the problem? Maybe less need for insulin from the pancreas may help the cells to become more receptive to insulin when your body really needs it. Again, this is one side of many arguments that I have read. For many people, this works great and is very effective in keeping glucose levels under control. Grain-free and regular exercise is a good way to burn the excess fat that came from irresponsible eating.

  The other side of the topic feels that is better to remove processed oils and animal fats from the diet. This would require becoming a vegan. A diet of animal protein and animal fats interfere with the cell’s ability to accept insulin, thus leaving much sugar to build up in the blood. Processed oils just are not natural and should be avoided no matter if you are T2 diabetic or not. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine(PCRM) has tested their research against the standard type 2 diabetes diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association and most doctors. The vegan diet worked more effectively than the standard diabetes diet! READ MORE HERE.

  It never hurts to actually do your own research to see for yourself which Type 2 diabetic diet works best for you. And you don’t have to have T2 diabetes to adopt one of these eating styles. Taking responsibility for your future health starts NOW! The damage done to your metabolism was starting when you were young, eating all those kids meals, milkshakes and burgers as a teen. Sugary soft drinks and everything deep-fried is just the American way of life and because of this we have a Type 2 Diabetes epidemic that is rolling out of control. Unless we make a major change in our way of eating, we ALL are gonna need Healthcare insurance. Replace grains with Alkaline veggies for better blood sugar control

 

 

 

Controversy in Nutritional Research

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  The Alkaline diet seems to have its share of “haters” for some odd reason or another. I can’t seem to understand why some researchers would have a problem with someone eating a diet of 60-80% alkaline foods everyday. And variety is encouraged as some veggies have phytonutrients that are not present in others. Even so, the “anti” alkaline diet people keep trying to find ways to raise doubts about a high plant eating style. I can imagine that there are a lot of people who are really confused about the entire health information scene as contradictory evidence is everywhere. I guess controversy should result in more research yet this just seems to muddy the waters more as different studies bring different results.

  The following article was posted on the blog at realclearscience.com. It’s hard to argue with cold hard facts yet many people still find a way. Ross Pemeroy does a good job of pointing out the shortcomings of nutritional research.

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Why Everything We ‘Know’ About Diet and Nutrition Is Wrong.

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 For decades, the federal government has been advising Americans on what to eat. Those recommendations have been subject to the shifting sands of dietary science. And have those sands ever been shifting. At first, fat and cholesterol were vilified, while sugar was mostly let off the hook. Now, fat is fine (saturated fat is still evil, though), cholesterol is back, and sugar is the new bogeyman.

Why the sizable shift? The answer may be “bad science.”

 Every five years, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, composed of nutrition and health experts from around the country, convenes to review the latest scientific and medical literature. From their learned dissection, they form the dietary guidelines.

 But according to a new editorial published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, much of the science they review is fundamentally flawed. Unlike experiments in the hard sciences of chemistry, physics, and biology, which rely on direct observational evidence, most diet studies are based on self-reported data. Study subjects are examined for height, weight, and health, then are questioned about what they eat. Their dietary choices are subsequently linked to health outcomes — cancer, mortality, heart disease, etc.

 That’s a poor way of doing science, says Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama, and lead author of the report.

 “The assumption that human memory can provide accurate or precise reproductions of past ingestive behavior is indisputably false,” he and his co-authors write.

 Two of the largest studies on nutritional intake in the United States, the CDC’s NHANES and “What We Eat,” are based on asking subjects to recall precisely what and how much they usually eat.

 But despite all of the steps that NHANES examiners take to aid recall, such as limiting the recall period to the previous 24 hours and even offering subjects measuring guides to help them report accurate data, the information received is wildly inaccurate. An analysis conducted by Archer in 2013 found that most of the 60,000+ NHANES subjects report eating a lower amount of calories than they would physiologically need to survive, let alone to put on all the weight that Americans have in the past few decades.

 So self-reported data based on memory recall is inaccurate, but that should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with how memory works. Memory is not a recording; it’s a mental reconstruction shaped by thoughts, feelings, and everything that occurred after the event one is trying to remember. Everybody is susceptible to false memories.

 And yet, again, much of epidemiological dietary research is based on asking subjects to recall the easily altered details of what they ate! No wonder seems to point every which way!

“The American public deserves the best possible science. It is time to stop spending billions of health research dollars collecting pseudoscientific, anecdotal data that are essentially meaningless,” Archer said in a press release.

Diet studies based on self-report are conducted because they are easy. But in this case, what’s easy is not at all better. Sure, the scientific literature on nutrition is bulging with studies, but at the same time, it’s watered-down with weak, meaningless information. Perhaps that’s why nutrition has become rife with hucksterism.

“The greatest obstacle to scientific progress is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge created by pseudoscientific data that are neither right nor wrong,” Archer writes.

 Instead of focusing on inaccurate dietary advice, Archer urges a renewed focus on physical activity as a tool for maintaining health.

 Nutrition research is awash in woo. To fix that, scientists should conduct only the most rigorous studies, preferably randomized-controlled trials, and funding agencies like the NIH and the CDC should only give grants to this sort of research.

 The motto of the Royal Society of London, the oldest scientific society in the modern world, is Nullius in Verba.

 “This phrase… is translated as “on the word of no one” or “take no one’s word for it” and suggests that scientific knowledge should be based not on authority, rhetoric, or mere words but on objective evidence,” Archer writes.

 Ironically, self-reported data directly contradicts the Royal Society’s motto. Credulous nutrition scientists are literally taking everyone at their word. This has to end.

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Exercise is important for controlling blood pressure and blood sugar levels. So what we have learned here is that despite all the contradictory evidence going back and forth among the experts, the best thing that we can do is become more physically active. Exercise works wonders for people with High Blood Pressure and has the ability to help control the blood sugar of people with pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes. I have always said that the human body is built for movement so we must find ways to move! Early humans would spend hours each day in search of edible fruit, vegetables and gathering nuts. Chasing animals through the wild had to be a heck of a workout. Constant physical activity meant that the few sugars that were consumed were immediately burned for energy so there were probably NO obese humans prior to the development of civilization. Reverse your high blood sugar readings with a diet high in Alkaline veggies. 

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Is WheatBelly the Answer to Type 2 Diabetes?

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 I hate that every new eating style is referred to as a fad diet. An effective diet can hold its own nutritionally. It would not be hard to argue against a “so-called” diet fad if there were no REAL proof that it was effective. A great many of them short-change you nutritionally or require that you eat one particular boring food for an unnatural number of weeks!

I mean, those type of eating styles just don’t have any science behind them to justify you giving them a try. You have to eat a wide variety of nutrient dense foods daily for a diet to be healthy. 

Let’s be honest: How long can you survive on cabbage soup? 

 The following article is from the “WHEAT BELLY” blog made famous by Dr. William Davis of Wheat belly fame. He is known around the world as the doctor who slanders Wheat as the cause of many physical ailments. He appears to have physical proof as thousands are reversing obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis simply by removing wheat and other grains from their diet. I really believe that you are going to be enlightened by this reading.

whole grains may not be as healthy as you may think.

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Who is Dr. William Davis and why is he saying such nasty things about “healthy whole grains”?

By Dr. Davis | July 25, 2011

By way of introduction in this new blog, here’s a little bit about me:

If you want the usual “eat this to be heart-healthy” line, then don’t call me.

You won’t get any endorsements of new drugs for weight loss or cholesterol lowering, or gushing commentary on the newest defibrillator or heart transplant device from me. What you will get is plain talk about the largest dietary blunder ever made on an international scale: Cut your fat and eat more healthy whole grains.

There is a germ of truth in this whole grain disaster: Whole grains are indeed healthier than white flour products–just as filtered cigarettes are healthier than unfiltered cigarettes. So should you smoke more Salems in place of your Marlboros? I don’t think so!

Since 2004, I have served as Medical Director of the heart disease prevention and reversal program, Track Your Plaque, an international meeting-of-the-minds to generate a collective effort to find better solutions to the scourge of heart attack and heart disease. In an effort to assist people, as well as my patients, reduce blood sugar–high in over 80% of people nowadays–I asked them to eliminate wheat, including whole grain products, based on the simple fact that wheat products increase blood sugar more than nearly all other foods. The unexpected result: Incredible weight loss; relief from acid reflux and the gas, cramping, and diarrhea of irritable bowel syndrome; increased energy, more stable moods, and deeper sleep; relief from arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis; dramatically improved cholesterol values; reduced blood pressure and inflammatory measures, and on and on. It became clear that this was no coincidence. This was real. And it was all due to eliminating this thing being sold to us called wheat.

Cause it ain’t wheat. It’s this stocky little high-yield plant, a distant relative of the wheat our mothers used to bake muffins, but genetically and biochemically lightyears removed from the wheat of just 40 years ago. We have geneticists and agribusiness to thank for this transformation from 4 1/2-foot tall “amber waves of grain” to the 2-foot tall semi-dwarf genetic variant now sold to us in the guise of “healthy whole grains.”

The unexpected results I witnessed in my heart disease prevention program led me to believe that these observations applied to more than my patients and online following. This was a widespread societal problem. It became clear that “wheat” consumption was responsible for an incredible amount of the human illness, obesity, and suffering we are all witnessing on an unprecedented scale. So I wrote Wheat Belly.

So Wheat Belly represents the distilled experience and lessons I’ve learned over these last several years, lessons learned by accident in my quest to help solve the dilemma of heart disease. And, by the way, I hardly ever see any heart attacks any more.

I am a 1985 graduate of the St. Louis University School of Medicine and the Ohio State University Hospitals for training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases. I even trained in advanced cardiac catheterization techniques and coronary angioplasty in the Case-Western Reserve University system in Cleveland, Ohio. But I’ve essentially left that training in the dust of new-lessons-learned, including this incredible wheat-free world I’ve stumbled into.

I practice preventive cardiology–hardly a stent in sight!–in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I base my practice, writing career, blogging and other activities. I live with my beautiful and triathlon-crazed wife, Dawn; my University of Wisconsin-Madison attending son, Bill; my professional tennis player daughter, Lauren; my still-figuring-out-what-to-do-with-his-life 13-year old, Jacob; and my two unruly and barely tame Boston terriers. And, no, there are no bran muffins or pretzels in the cupboard.

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 DR. William Davis actually recommends that you remove ALL grains from your diet to maximize blood sugar control and acceleration of the burning of excess body fat. That means eliminating rice, corn, barley and rye.

But the first step should be to avoid wheat.

If eating wheat is the number one way that Americans elevate their blood sugar then why not cut the wheat out of the diets of people with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes? It would be the best step taken toward better blood glucose control. Reduce Inflammation with an Alkaline diet

 

Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com

 

 

Prediabetes and Eating an Alkaline Diet

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  The Type 2 diabetes problem in America is getting worser and worser every year. Type 2 diabetes is now affecting the lives of more than 30 million victims in the United States and just in case you haven’t heard, there are new cases being discovered every single day. This disease is the result of an unhealthy diet eaten over decades and is related more to the style of eating that you practice more than your genetics. It takes a bit of time for your body to lose control of its ability to handle blood sugar. Blood sugar levels become erratic over several years due to factors such as poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity, and aging. When blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not quite high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, you have a condition known as pre-diabetes. This is a warning to you to start eating healthier or you will probably develop diabetes.

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  Type 2 diabetes has become the runaway freight train of modern diseases. The total number of people suffering from this disease is staggering. According to the statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pre-diabetes affects about 90 million people age 20 and older in the United States. Most folks don’t even realize that they have the condition unless they get tested. Elevated glucose levels can lead to other complications and compound an already serious situation. Many people with pre-diabetes will develop conditions often associated with type 2 diabetes, such as risk of Heart disease, stroke, kidney problems and limb amputation. A recent research study has found that prediabetes can increase the risk of some forms of cancer.

 You may want to consider getting tested if you have risk factors for diabetes or prediabetes. if you are carrying excess body fat, have a family history of diabetes or have high blood pressure then you probably need to visit your healthcare provider to see what the status of your situation may be. This is not the time to turn a blind eye to a situation that you can begin to improve on immediately. If you leave this situation on its own then you risk your body becoming destroyed from the inside out as the human body works more efficiently with moderate to low levels of blood sugar. Many of the foods that keep our blood sugar levels high are pro-inflammatory foods. What you need more of is anti-inflammatory foods.

  A diet that is high in anti-inflammatory foods is one that contains alkaline veggies and fruits which can reduce internal inflammation while helping to provide your body with quality nutrient dense foods. Pro-inflammatory foods tend to be related to weight gain or obesity and increase low-level inflammation in the body. Eliminating pro-inflammatory foods such as wheat, rice and corn from your diet can help you to control your glucose levels and begin to heal your body. The consumption of these grains would be best eliminated and replaced with vegetables, fruits, nuts and beans. Beans are a much healthier starch of choice. Grains contain barely detectable amounts of vitamin C, B12, carotenoids and other vitamins and minerals and are no substitute for foods rich in the nutrients that are associated reducing the risk of developing heart disease and many forms of common cancers.

 Having prediabetes does not mean you are destined to develop type 2 diabetes. By taking small productive steps to reduce your risk factors such as losing excess weight and increasing your exercise, you can lower your risk. Eating a diet high in alkaline vegetables and fruits can be an extremely healthy start to changing your health. People today eat far too much processed foods. In addition to that, we also eat foods that are deep fried in processed oils or sweetened with processed sugars. All this processing has changed many naturally healthy foods into some kind of sci-fi hybrid of its former self.

 Lean towards a diet of foods that are eaten or cooked in its natural form such as real mashed potatoes made from REAL potatoes as compared to the mashed potatoes made from reconstituted potato flakes. Make smoothies in the morning instead of juicing so to get the benefit of the whole fruit. For lunch, a big salad made from as many veggies, fruits and nuts will give your body proper middle of the day nourishment.Vegetables are the key to a healthy diet for people diagnosed with pre-diabetes. “Non-starchy vegetables such as spinach, carrots, broccoli or green beans” should be the most frequent meal choices.

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Green Beans with Garlic Vinegrette

  • 3 cups fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 dash salt (optional)

Blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes and drain. Plunge them into cold water and drain again.

Whisk together the remaining ingredients and add to the green beans.

Toss and serve. Enjoy your Alkaline diet

 

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CONTROL YOUR BLOOD SUGAR WITH THE GLYCEMIC INDEX

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  Avoiding sharp blood sugar spikes is important to those who suffer from metabolic problems such as Type 2 diabetes. Eating carbohydrates that cause these spikes are part of the life of someone who wants to control their blood sugar levels. All carbs are different and some break down more slowly than others. The starches or sugars that break down quickly cause a sharp rise in blood sugar levels which is not a good thing if your body has problems handling the situation. So if you are interested in eating carbs that keep your blood sugar in check then knowing more about the Glycemic index (GI) is important to you.

  If you haven’t seen a Glycemic Index chart before then take a second to do a little homework. Take the time to do a quick Internet search for a Glycemic Index chart to help you become familiar with the rankings of different foods. Using common sense is important when using the GI when planning meals. Some foods such as french fries rank well on the GI because the high fat content helps to slow down the breakdown of sugars. Common Sense will also tell us that eating carbs that are fried in processed oil is NOT healthy so I won’t eat it. Ice cream is another food that ranks well on the chart but better sense helps makes you aware that you may want to think twice before indulging. A diet high in non-starchy vegetables and low in grains, rice, potatoes, and corn can keep your blood sugar from getting out of control. Some people go as far as to eat no starchy vegetables or grains and have gained excellent control of their blood sugar issues. 

  If you are trying to eat healthier and burn a little body fat in the process then i suggest that you may want to consider choosing your carb sources from foods that score 50 or lower. Eating a wide variety of non-starchy alkaline veggies and fruits can replace most of those calorie-dense starches such as wheat. corn and rice that are keeping you heavy around the waistline. Concentrate on veggies that are dark green or leafy greens such as kale, spinach, broccoli and cabbage. A sweet potato on occassion will help keep your energy levels stable as you burn away the body fat that can contribute to disease. Eating a lot of Alkaline vegetables every day can begin the healing process needed to recover from years of eating a high acid, high glycemic diet.  Heal Your Body with Nutrient-Dense foods

 

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Winning Against Type 2 Diabetes

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  I have my share of stories about people who are obese, sick and ready to give up on life. These people then make the decision to change their diet and lifestyle to one that is needed to live healthier. At the end of the story is a convert who swears by the rule of eating a plant based diet. This type of eating style is safe and healthy while also being filling and full of flavor. If you want to beat Obesity and Type 2 diabetes then you are going to have to eliminate foods from your diet that encourage inflammation and high blood sugar levels. Eating healthy is the best option for those who may be morbidly obese.

 Processed foods are a big problem with people who have a metabolic disorder such as pre-diabetes, obesity or Type 2 diabetes. Refined fats and processed starches make up a big part of the western diet especially in the United States where deep fried starches and highly sweetened soft drinks are eaten obsessively. When you factor in lack of physical activity on a daily basis then you have what we call an obesity problem. Millions of people in the United States are obese and they don’t have a clue as to what they can do to reverse this situation. It really begins with eating more foods that are in their natural forms and stop eating foods that are processed or NOT in their natural form. It also helps to refer to an Alkaline/Acid-forming foods chart to see which foods can help you to stay healthy. A diet of about 75% of your daily food intake in the form of alkaline forming foods can put you on the road to melting away excess fat and reversing the Inflammation that is keeping people sick.

Winning the Battle against Obesity and Type 2 diabetes

  The number of people in America with Pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes is in the tens of millions. Most of these people have no idea that they are sick and they will only continue to get worse without a visit to the doctor. Elevated blood sugar can do quite a bit of damage if gone unnoticed and many people won’t figure it out until their kidneys shut down or they start to lose their eye sight. If eating habits don’t change NOW then there is going to be an awful lot of folks needing healthcare insurance. The cost of this disease is tremendously high and the result is a burden on everyone financially. The simple choice is to clean up your diet by refusing to eat fast foods that are loaded with sodium and deep fried in processed/refined fats that are not natural for our body to digest. The only way to avoid this calamity is to not fall for the self destructive advertising done by the food industry and to pay careful attention to what you put in your mouth. Alkaline foods can reduce Inflammation

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A Nut That Helps with Type 2 Diabetes

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  When trying to turn around your metabolic condition, changes in the diet is essential. The consumption of an abundance of unprocessed plant foods is important along with the reduction of omega 6 fats in the diet. I have always heard that eating more omega 3 good fats and eliminating or reducing omega 6 fats from the diet would affect type 2 diabetics positively. Eating Omega 3 fats reduces inflammation in the body and helps your cell functions to operate more efficiently. Stop eating the bad fats that are used to deep fry food and get your fats from foods where they naturally occur: nuts, flaxseed and if you eat fish, you should look into salmon or mackerel.

 I found this blog article online and thought it would be a great informational piece for anyone trying to slow the development of pre-diabetes or Type 2 diabetes. I couldn’t find the name of the author but the article was published at TotalDiabetesSupply.com. I thought it was a good informational article and needed to get more readers.

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Pistachios Can Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

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A new study has indicated that pistachios could assist in reducing the risk of diabetes. People that have pre-diabetes should regularly eat pistachios in order to lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes according to the study. The study was done in Spain and looked at people that have pre-diabetes. They compared the pre-diabetes patients who ate roughly two ounces of pistachios with patients that did not eat pistachios regularly. The patients that ate pistachios on a regular basis showed drops in blood sugar and insulin levels. In addition, these patients also demonstrated a greater ability to process insulin and glucose. The signs of inflammation in the patients that ate pistachios also decreased significantly.

 

 People that have pre-diabetes have high blood sugar levels that are not yet considered to be the range for a diabetes diagnosis. In up to one-third of these patients, if nothing is done about the high blood sugar levels, these patients will develop diabetes in roughly five years.

 

 The trial specifically focused on pistachios, however in general several studies have found that eating nuts on a regular basis could help to lower the risk of developing heart disease. Nuts also have the ability to lower cholesterol levels.

 

 During the study, patients were also asked to maintain a strict calorie diet that included roughly half of energy from carbohydrates. Up to 35 percent of the energy can from fat and just 15 percent of the diet’s energy calories came from protein. These factors were designed by providing set menus and season-specific recipes.

 

 The study participants were split into two groups with one group eating roughly two ounces of pistachios every day. The other group was not given the nuts and instead was given other fats to eat including olive oil. The study lasted four months. At the end of the study, the participants were made to briefly fast so that blood sugar and insulin levels could be checked. The hormonal markers for insulin resistance were also checked.

 

 The final results indicated that the study participants that had eaten pistachios were in better shape with all of these levels decreasing. In contrast, the control group that had the fats and olive oil actually saw a rise in their levels when measured.

 

 The differing diets did not have a big impact on the weights of the participants. However, the results of the study did show that inflammation was lower in the group that ate the pistachios, thanks to a decrease in inflammatory signaling molecules. The results of the study have been deemed significant enough in order for experts to recommend that people that have pre-diabetes eat pistachios or other tree nuts on a regular basis. The serving size that has been recommended is equivalent to one handful everyday.

 

 While there is currently no way to eliminate the risk of developing diabetes altogether, the study results indicate that nuts can be helpful for delaying the onset. By lowering the various levels of molecules that contribute to diabetes, patients can also potentially lower risks for other problems such as heart disease.

 

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Pistachios are a healthy snack to eat instead of processed carbs.

 Eat far less grains and rice to reduce inflammation in your body. Start eating more beans, nuts, fruits and vegetables to increase elimination speed along with supplying your body with a quality flow of nutrient dense foods. This will set you on the road to better health and also boost your immune system to better slow the development of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and Cancer.

Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com

 

 

Can Eating an Alkaline Diet Help with Type 2 Diabetes?

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 The consumption of veggies and fruits is extremely important in preventing disease. Many medical studies indicated that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables could potentially prevent Type 2 diabetes. The Medical community has really stepped up to the plate to educate people on how important it is to begin eating alkaline fruits and vegetables to stop Type 2 diabetes, Cancer and cardiovascular/heart problems. Nearly every major Health organization in America endorses the idea of the public increasing their consumption of plant foods. However our lust for foods that encourage the development of disease appears to be out of control and growing.

 In most states in America, a high percentage of adults have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This is due to lack of education or a lackadaisical attitude by the public as the lust for high-fat foods and soft drinks loaded full of sweeteners are popular. People just don’t seem to want to take the disease seriously, even after the develop it! When the disease is not controlled regularly, other health problems may occur including blindness, limb amputations and kidney failure. If you are willing to work hard and discipline yourself to eat healthy foods then T2 diabetes can be kept in check.

 As bad as this problem may be, it can still be controlled or prevented with dietary lifestyle changes. People that are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes can prevent diabetes or delay the onset of development by losing excess body fat that they may be carrying around the waistline. Avoiding foods loaded full of sugars and processed sweeteners can help you to lose body fat and improve blood sugar levels. Eating high fat foods doesn’t help your weight problem at all. Deep fried foods are cooked in omega 6 fats that can contribute toward the inflammation problems related to Obesity and Type 2 diabetes. 

Eat an assortment of vegetables for antioxidant benefits.

A diet high in Alkaline foods can help you to give your body the nutrition that it wants and allow you to burn excess fat without getting hungry. For the green leafy vegetables, patients should eat foods such as spinach, turnip greens, broccoli and kale. Other vegetables such as beans and peas should also be eaten.

 When eating your daily meals, Type 2 diabetic and pre-diabetes patients should try to eat more than half of a plate’s worth of vegetables or fruits. Food choices that are high in fiber and nutrient should make up a high percentage of the patient’s diet. Limiting intake of salt and sugar can help to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Processed meats should be avoided.

 Eating green leafy vegetables at every chance is very important to your general health. Chlorophyll-rich foods can be very helpful for those who want to improve or optimize their metabolism and cardiovascular health. Diabetics and people at risk of developing the disease can see improvements from these kinds of lifestyle changes. All it takes is the dedication to commit to making your health a priority. Get healthy with a diet rich in alkaline foods.

Randy Powell, Eating-Veggies.com