Do you live under the notion that diabetes can’t be cured? Is that what your doctor said? Well, if the answer is yes we’ve got some revolutionary news for you – diabetes can be reversed and natural healers around the world have been advocating this for a long time. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease hence it’s only logical to assume that if we change our lifestyle we can reverse the disease as well.
Diabetes happens as a result of high glucose levels in the blood, glucose your body can’t use and it gets stored in the blood. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes don’t think it’s the end of the world and your life as you know it is over.
We’ll show you how to improve your condition and reverse it by just eating what’s good for you and avoiding what’s not. Just follow our advices for 30 days and feel the difference.
There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2. What’s the difference?
Type 1 diabetes is actually an autoimmune disease that happens when your pancreas stops synthetizing insulin and your body stops producing it. This condition is often noticed in childhood but there have been cases of type 1 diabetes diagnosed in adulthood as well. Experts say that this type of diabetes is not caused by lifestyle or diet.
Type 2 Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is the more common type, especially in the States. Statistics show that 90% of all diabetics in America suffer from type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes happens when your body can’t produce enough insulin and glucose starts building up in your blood.
If you follow a healthy diet and lifestyle your risk of diabetes is 58% lower.
This is how you can reverse type 2 diabetes and improve your overall health
Eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones is crucial when it comes to treating and preventing diabetes. When you get diagnosed with diabetes the first thing that comes to your mind is what now? Well, we’re here to tell you exactly what to do to reverse diabetes and make a lifechanging difference.
The following advices can change your life and all you have to do is follow them for 30 days and notice the difference for yourself.
Beneficial foods for Type 2 diabetics
The following food should be the basis of your diet if you want to reverse diabetes:
- Whole grains (brown rice)
- Fermented products
- Loads of fresh fruits (not the sweet ones) and veggies
- Fish (not every fish, below you’ll find a more detailed list of fish to eat)
- Lean meat
As a matter of fact the best diet for diabetics is a ketogenic diet, rich in beneficial fats.
The foods you need to avoid if you have type 2 diabetes
The following foods should be avoided at all costs if you suffer from diabetes:
- Oily foods rich in processed fats
- Junk food
- Fried foods (this includes potatoes)
- GMOs like corn, canola and soy
- Dairy products from grass-fed animals
- Soft drinks and especially energy drink and diet sodas
The following supplements can help you reverse diabetes
Aside from eating right you should consider adding some supplements to your diet because they can help you in your fight against diabetes. Here are the most beneficial ones:
Vitamin D— A daily dose of vitamin D can significantly help you get your blood sugar levels under control. You should first check your levels but you can be sure that they’re low. Consider adding it to your breakfast and improving your condition.
Magnesium—If you suffer from diabetes it’s quite possible that you have low magnesium levels. However, you need to check them first in order to be sure because as dangerous as it is for diabetics to have low magnesium levels it’s just as dangerous to have too high levels as well. After you do the test and make sure your levels are low consult with your doctor for the right dosage.
Chromium Picolinate—According to studies, chromium picolinate, if taken orally, can help you reduce your insulin and blood sugar levels and improve your condition in general.
Some eating habits to prevent sugar spikes
What to eat for breakfast?
How you start you day is crucial for healthy people as well as for those suffering from diabetes. Your breakfast should be consisted of proteins and fiber and not fatty and oily foods. A good balanced breakfast will set the course for the rest of the day.
What to eat for lunch?
It’s just as important how you eat as it’s what to eat. Never eat too much at once, try and divide your lunch into 2-3 servings, an hour apart and eat small portions more often. This will prevent cravings and will regulate your insulin levels.
What to eat for dinner?
You should never eat right before you go to bed, eat at least 3 hours before so that your body will have the time to digest the food before you fall asleep. Don’t eat large quantities and eat a lighter meal, based on veggies instead of meat.
What to drink?
Sodas, alcohol and boxed juices should be avoided but you should drink plenty of water and natural juices, better to drink vegetable juices than fruity ones.
What to shop for?
Your pantry needs to be packed with healthy ingredients if you want to eat healthy. Organic and locally grown food is the best option but it’s not accessible or affordable to everyone. If you can’t buy everything organic try to focus on the nutritional values and ingredients list. Here are some foods you should buy:
- Low-fat or 2% milk
- Low-fat cottage cheese
- Low-fat yoghurt
- Whole-wheat pasta
- Whole-wheat bread
- Brown/wild rice
- Whole-wheat bran cereals
- Unsalted popcorn
- Skinless chicken breast
- Black cod
- Lean beef
- Lean ham
- Roast beef
- Wild salmon
- Wild game
OILS (GOOD FATS)
- Avocado oil
- Coconut oil
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Black beans
- Kidney beans
- Lima beans
- Garbanzo beans
A healthy meal for a diabetic
When you’re cooking you can’t always know how much to prepare and all too often we end up with preparing too much and not knowing what to do with the leftovers. Don’t force yourself to overeat, leave it for the next day and save yourself from the trouble of having to cook every day.
Here’s a short visual guide to help you understand the size of the portion and what to consume on a daily basis:
Here are two excellent recipes for diabetics:
For one serving you’ll need:
- ¼ cup of oatmeal
- 1 banana
- 1 scoop rice protein
- 1 cup almond milk
Toss all the ingredients in a blender and pulse until combined. For an extra refreshing taste add a few ice-cubes and enjoy!
Tuna Stuffed Tomato
For one serving you’ll need:
- 6 ounces of tuna flakes
- 1 large tomato
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch of pepper
- 2 ounces cottage cheese
- 2 tbsp. chopped spring onions
Slice the tomato into halves and scoop up the insides to make room for the filling. Strain the tuna to eliminate the excess oil and mix it with the spring onions, salt and pepper and the cottage cheese to get a homogenous paste. Stuff the tomato halves with the mixture, serve and enjoy!