A 2014-2015 survey by Australian Bureau of Statistics’ National Health suggests that the prevalence of diabetes in Australia has notably increased in the last couple of years.
Are you one of these people? Do you feel exhausted and lethargic? Do you feel confused or stressed? Are you looking for a way to deal with diabetes in an all-natural way?
You Are Not Doomed To A Life Of High Blood Sugars And Diabetic Complications
The good news is that there is a way to keep diabetes in check by controlling your diet. As a matter of fact, the first step towards regulating your blood sugar levels is through making wise dietary choices.
According to a study by The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT), keeping blood sugar levels to normal (intensive blood glucose control) lowers the risk of kidney disease by 50 percent, nerve disease by 60 percent, and eye disease by 76 percent. Another study done by Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) found that glucose control lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease by 42 percent and heart attack and stroke are reduced by 57 percent.
The information below is relevant whether your diagnosis is pre-diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or latent autoimmune diabetes of the adult. Read on to learn how to manage diabetes naturally:
Here’s The Plan! You’re Going To Do 4 Things….
- Eliminate processed and refined foods from your diet, such as flours, sugar, and trans-fat
- Limit your consumption of grains to a serving per week (opt for non-gluten whole grains like buckwheat and quinoa)
- Limit starchy veggies like corn and potatoes to one or two meals a week
- Eliminate dairy or swap it for goat`s and sheep` s milk products.
- Remove processed meats like bologna, which are packed with detrimental preservatives
- If you tolerate dairy and want to keep consuming it, reduce it to homemade cream, cheeses, and yogurt
Replace Them With Other Foods
- Eat as much whole foods as possible! Veggies like leafy greens and broccoli should make about 70 percent of your diet
- Low glycemic fruits like pears, apples, citrus, and berries are the best! Limit the consumption of high-sugar fruits like bananas and mangos
- Healthy fats like nuts, olives, seeds, coconut products, grass-fed animal meats, olive oil, avocados, walnut oil, and ghee. At each meal, you need about the size of a thumb
- High-quality protein like fish, chia, nuts, peas, bee pollen, algae, sprulina, organic muscle meats, and organic eggs. When it comes to protein, you need about the size of your palm at each meal
- When baking, use nut flours or coconut flour
- Natural sweeteners like maple syrup, dates and honey
Restore Your Health
- Take time for yourself
- Eat whole foods
- Relax and reduce stress as much as possible
- Maintain healthy relationships
- Get outside in the fresh air
If you are on some medication for diabetes, work with your practitioner. If you are on Metformin, reduce your dose when you start with this diet.
You should also reduce the amount of carbohydrates. The idea here is that this will help you keep your blood sugar levels in check.
- Ask a friend to join you! This will keep you motivated and more dedicated
- Clean out your pantry and the fridge
- Make a meal plan
- Set aside time for yourself
- Make your health a priority!