Do you or someone you know have diabetes or is pre-diabetic? Have you ever wondered what foods people with diabetes should eat or avoid?
Diabetes is a chronic or long-lasting health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Over 415 Million people worldwide are living with Diabetes. It is estimated that over half a billion will have Diabetes within the next 20 years! It is therefore so important for us to learn how to prevent and treat Diabetes naturally.
When we eat, most of the food is broken down into sugar or glucose and released into our bloodstream. When our blood sugar increases, our pancreas releases insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into our body’s cells for use as energy. When you have Diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or cannot use it as effectively.
It is often a myth that Diabetics must abstain only from anything that tastes sweet. This is because there are many hidden sugars in foods such as white bread, white pasta, white potatoes and white rice, even though these foods do not taste sweet. Many of these foods contain processed sugar, despite not tasting sweet. This is what misleads most people as they think they should only avoid very sweet tasting foods.
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Most processed foods are high in refined carbohydrates and processed sugars. Consuming these regularly will put you at risk of developing Diabetes. These include fizzy drinks, pizzas, cakes, bread and biscuits. Red and processed meats such as bacon, hot dogs and deli meats are high in sodium and nitrates and must be avoided.
Foods such as curcumin, fenugreek, cinnamon and bitter melon have natural properties that help strengthen our pancreas, liver and other key organs that work together in preventing or treating Diabetes. Other foods that are beneficial include sulphur rich foods such as garlic and onions and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. Sweet potatoes, eaten with the skin is also beneficial for overall Wellness and for those who have Diabetes.
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The most common forms of Diabetes is Type 1 Diabetes. This is caused by an autoimmune reaction that stops your body from making insulin. Those with this form of Diabetes are normally born with it. Type 2 Diabetes is normally developed due to unhealthy lifestyle and at least 90% of those with Diabetes have this form of Diabetes. Diabetes that is not managed can lead to blindness, kidney failure, amputations and heart disease.
Prediabetes is the period before Diabetes is diagnosed. This is the stage where the blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as Diabetes. Certain factors such as your genes, past behaviours or age are beyond your control. However there are many actions you can take going forward, to prevent Diabetes.
Do set aside time to watch and learn from our video recording below, How to Prevent especially Type 2 Diabetes.
Do read our Amazon Number 1 Best Seller Book, The Diabetes Solution for more practical tips on how to prevent and manage Diabetes naturally.
In our free Best Ways To Treat Diabetes Guide, we share the key organs and areas of your body, apart from your Pancreas that you need to look after in order to treat or prevent Diabetes. Do download our free Best Ways To Treat Diabetes Guide and also check out our 2 Diabetes courses for more guidance on how to deal with Diabetes or prevent it.
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