How to Reverse Diabetes Naturally - Top Foods to Help Diabetes
The number one rising killer disease in 21st century is diabetes. Modern diet and lifestyle have led to at least 2 times more people getting diabetes compared to 19th century. Diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar level is too high but your body system can’t bring down the blood sugar level back to normal. There are three types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes - your body does not produce insulin.
- Type 2 diabetes - your body does not use insulin properly, also known as insulin resistance.
- Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.
How do you know if you have diabetes?
Tick if you experience the symptoms described below:
- Frequent thirst
- Frequent urination especially at night
- Feeling very tired
- Loss weight rapidly unknowingly
- Wound heals slower than usual
- Blurred vision
If you experience the symptoms above, there’s a high chance that you may have diabetes.
What should I do if I have diabetes?
Avoid CRAP Foods to Reverse Diabetes Naturally
You should eat sparingly, or best to avoid CRAP foods including:
C – Carbohydrates (refined) & Carbonated drinks
Refined carbohydrates and carbonated drinks shoot your sugar level high without bringing any nutritional value to you.
R – Refined sugars
Recently years scientists proofed that refined sugars are the evil culprit to many diseases, especially chronic diseases like diabetes and heart diseases. They are basically poisons to the body, contributing only empty calories lacking in other nutrients and minerals. Refined sugars should be the first to avoid when you have diabetes*. If you have sweet tooth, we understand how tough it must be for you to cut ties with sweet flavours. We recommend you to try artificial sweeteners as a transition to diet without sugar!
Diabetes-friendly Health Foods
A – Artificial additives/preservatives & Alcohol
Artificial additives and preservatives are substances or chemicals added to make your daily foods look better, taste nicer and have longer shelf lives. Trans fat, monosodium glutamate (MSG), artificial colours, artificial flavours and preservatives may lead to heart diseases, diabetes, allergic reactions to even cancer! Watch out for ingredients that you can’t pronounce, sodium, potassium or nitrates in the food label; they are probably trash to your diet.
Alcohol enters your blood stream instantly once ingested hence it can dangerously increase blood sugar level. Frequent alcohol intake may lead to liver toxicity, in turn worsen diabetes condition. Our advice? Avoid beer and sweet liquors, take wine sparingly.
P – Processed foods
The processed foods that we talk about here are frozen or pre-made meals. They are the mixture of the evil foods we mentioned earlier – high in trans fat, high in sugar, salt and sodium nitrate. Plan your meals ahead of time in order to avoid reaching out to the frozen foods in your fridge.
Eat more high fiber and complex foods!
Foods high in fibers help to slow down glucose absorption and thus slow down the rate of blood sugar rising. Fill half of your plate with at least 2 types of vegetables per meal, and have fruits, nuts, and seeds for snacks.
*People with Type 1 Diabetes should take sugars with caution when treating hypoglycemia. Follow instructions from your doctors or dietitians.