Diabetes is a disease of insulin resistance, whereby cells no longer respond to the insulin produced. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas a gland or organ located behind the stomach. Insulin acts as the key to entry of glucose into the cells such as liver and muscles. For it to work the cells posses a lock also known as the insulin receptor that recognizes the key. What happens in diabetes, the lock on the cell stop fitting well onto the key insulin which then requires that more insulin is produced to keep trying to unlock the cells for glucose to enter. This leads to more work for the pancreas, which initially it does, until it is not sustainable, the pancreas gets exhausted it produces less insulin and the blood sugar gets high which is then called diabetes. What that means then is that insulin resistance starts long before a diagnosis of diabetes referred to as prediabetic and at the heart of rising against the depths of diabetes is improving and returning the ability of cells insulin receptors to respond to insulin in other words reduce insulin resistance!
To summarize then ,the two most important goals of treating diabetes is to keep the sugars low and increase the insulin sensitivity which eventually reduce the amount of insulin circulating in the body.
We are what we eat. There has come a time in our times when science and evidence about nutrition can no longer be ignored.. In this, letter ,I will be emphasizing the power of nutrition in helping Control diabetes and all other chronic ailments that follow, and the possibility of even reversing the condition
Eating your way out of the depths of Diabetes
1. Eat whole foods with low glycaemic index and low glyceamic load
Glycaemic index It is the amount of insulin produced in response to certain food. High GI food will cause the pancreas to produce more insulin
__these are foods that don’t cause sugar levels in the blood to shoot up. They include plant based foods such as
Kales, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, spinach, green peas, asparagus, artichokes, squash
Also go for the complex carbohydrates with much fibers thereby reducing net carbs available these are sweet potatoes,
2. Stay away from sugars, in all their accomplices. Refined ,processed carbohydrates
I.e. cakes sodas, yoghurts ,cookies have many calories of sugar. Instead go for whole unprocessed foods.
3. Enjoy nuts, they are an excellent source of fibers minerals and healthy fats that keep your cardiovascular health checked. They also make you full as they provide energy for long hours.No more bursts of hunger, tire and irritability as the sugars keep controlled.
4.Do not forget your seeds.
they are great sources of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, chromium which are known to be deficient in virtually all diabetics. Enjoy them in your pudding, as breakfast. Carry a super power snack bar made with seeds such as
5. Supplement other super nutrients.
We are living in a world where it is impossible to get all the nutrients required for vibrant health in foods alone. This is because after many years of farming most soils are depleted of the important minerals and nutrients. GMO farming use of glycophosphate for pest disease control has also contributed.
Thereby get yourself clean supplements of
Alpha –lipoic acid
There are many more other aspects of life that should still be optimized, such as stress management, optimal sleep, toxins screen and exercising. This is all because they still have an impact on insulin directly or indirectly and through other hormones such as cortisol_the stress hormone.
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