Foods That Support Type-2 Diabetes

Diet changes are the cornerstone to treating Type-2 diabetes. Current diet recommendations require restricting portion sizes, measuring and weighing foods, and limiting the total amount of carbohydrate. However, evidence suggests that a different dietary approach may be more effective and easier to follow.

The evidence favoring a new approach came first from comparisons of various populations around the world. People whose diets were based mainly on plant-derived foods—that is, rice, noodles, beans, and vegetables—were less likely to develop diabetes, compared with people whose diets are fattier or centered on meatier dishes. For example, among people following traditional Japanese diets, diabetes was rare. Studies show that when people moved from Japan to the U.S. and adopted a Western diet, they were much more likely to develop diabetes.

These studies suggested that meaty, fatty diets cause the body to be more resistant to insulin’s actions. 

“Diets based on whole plant foods can result in significant weight loss without any limits on portion size or calorie counting, because plant foods tend to be so calorically dilute. Here’s a 100 calories of broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries, compared to a 100 calories of chicken, cheese, or fish. People just can’t seem to eat enough to compensate for the calorie deficit.

And, most importantly, it works better. A plant-based diet beat out the conventional American Diabetes Association diet in a head-to-head randomized controlled clinical trial, without restricting portions, no calorie or carb counting. A review of all such studies found that individuals following plant-based diets experience improved reductions in blood sugars, body weight, and cardiovascular risk, compared with those following diets that included animal products.

And, cardiovascular risk is what kills diabetics. More likely to get strokes, more likely heart failure. In fact, diabetes has been proposed as a coronary heart disease risk equivalent, which means diabetic patients without a history of coronary disease have an equivalent risk to that of non-diabetic individuals with confirmed heart disease”

Comment by Dr. Michael Greger – go here to watch his video

Cinnamon1 teaspoon daily – Makes cells more responsive to insulin 
Raw sweet potato1 slice well chewed when required – Lowers or raises blood sugar as required
Flaxseeds2 tablespoons freshly ground daily – Protects cardiovascular system and balances out excessive omega 6 and 9.
Vitamin E30g daily as a snack. Anti-oxidant that stabilises blood sugar
MagnesiumEat a wide variety of foods containing magnesium. Stimulates insulin production 
Vitamin B complex (B6 especially)Improves serum and pancreatic insulin levels.  Deficiency contributes to degenerative changes in pancreatic beta cells and to abnormal glucose tolerance.
Zinc                                                         Pumpkin seeds eat at least ¼ cup daily – Have the added benefit of helping keep parasites under control. Contributes to blood sugar regulation
Onion and garlic                                              As much as you like – Reduces blood sugar
Hydration                                                   When blood sugar goes too high, it spills into the urine, pulling water with it. This causes increased urination and thirst. When this happens in Type 1 diabetes, dehydration can cause your blood sugar to skyrocket and put you in the hospital.

Throughout this process, we include the use of IMMUNOClean™ as a vital component towards the success of one’s health.  Before beginning any program, be sure you have consulted your DBM Physician / Practitioner.

 Other Related Links:

  1. Whole Food Plant Based Plate
  2. The Four Food Groups
  3. Eat From The Rainbow
  4. DBM Food Pyramid
  5. Foods To Exclude From Your Diet 
  6. Food for Life: Information: Hydration
  7. Food for Life: Natural Sources

 Warning: Do not undergo any program if you are pregnant, without first consulting your DBM Physician / Primary Care Physician