A low-carb and high-fat diet is proven to reverse the effects of diabetes, even if you have been living with the condition for years.
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Diabetes is becoming pandemic, and people of all ages in the developed world are suffering from it.
If you have type 1 diabetes, your body isn’t producing enough insulin, which makes balancing your blood sugar levels extremely difficult.
In other words, your body is working overtime to function correctly.
If you have developed type 2 diabetes, your body is actually resisting insulin, and as a result, what your body does produce, it’s not able to use.
There are misconceptions about the disease, including who it affects.
It’s not just a disease that targets overweight men, women and children.
Obesity of course, plays a role, but it’s by no means the determining factor for type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Do you have high blood pressure, chronic fatigue or dry skin?
If so, you may be at risk for the disease.
However, you can limit your weight gain, lower your sugar and carbohydrate consumption and altogether lessen your chances of
developing diabetes – all by eating the right foods.
When you eat wholesome, unprocessed foods, drink plenty of water and limit your sugar intake, you become a powerhouse that will allow you to move faster, train harder and think more clearly.
Kale is one of the many leafy greens you can eat without feeling an ounce of guilt.
It’s not just great for getting vitamins A, C, E and K, but it is a powerful immunity booster!
It’s packed with antioxidants, so whether you’re concerned about your blood levels, your respiratory health or even your acne, it can kill about ten different birds with one stone – or plant, as the case may be.
It can also help you develop (or at least) sustain healthy muscles and bones, which is exactly the kind of power food you need to help you stay at the top of your game.
Would you rather eat fast-digesting carbs that send you on the path to an afternoon sugar crash, or do you want a filling lunch that will release slowly in your bloodstream, providing a steady amount of energy throughout your day?
Beans will level out your blood sugar and give you necessary fighting power to move, sit, stand and plow through your day with energy to spare!
3. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a smart low-glycemic food that should be a staple of your diet, and after digesting all these nutrients and complex carbs, you’ll have a fighting chance against fatigue, shortened attention span and depression.
Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, and easy to prepare. Bake one in the oven or microwave, slice it up, drizzle a touch of maple syrup and cinnamon on top, and cook for an additional five minutes.
With each bite you take, you’ll be loading up your body with iron, potassium, manganese, antioxidants and vitamins A, C and E.
4. Fruit (Especially Citrus and low-glycemic fruits)
Enjoy citrus fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, pineapple or tangerines to support your heart health.
You’ll be getting a big dose of calcium or vitamin C, and as you do, lower your cholesterol, improve your respiratory system and balance out your blood sugar levels.
Focus on fighting off diabetes in the way that you were meant to – by getting in fibre, protein, vitamins, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants the wholesome way.
Eat well! Be well!