6 key steps in diabetic diet
Our instructor, doctor of Ayurveda Joovin Kennedy is actively practicing Cellular Nutrition and Environmental Medicine and believes that most chronic diseases can be reversed by organizing the necessary healthy human nutrition. You may get acknowledged to his article containing nutritional recommendations for diabetes.
1) Eat foods rich in protein, dietary fiber, and healthy fats in order to balance your blood sugar.
When it comes to diabetes treatment, we should start with a diet. Diet is necessary to balance blood sugar levels, especially speaking about type II diabetes. There are certain products that help in this.
First of all, let me pick up the food for you. In ideal situation, your meals should be full of protein, fiber and healthy fats. Wild salmon and chicken eggs that are grown in their natural habitats, high fiber foods such as split peas and figs, healthy fats such as coconut oil will help in balancing your blood sugar levels.
It is crucially important to have a lot of protein in your new diabetic diet plan. In addition to wild salmon, you can include organic (grown in natural conditions) beef, chicken and turkey in your diet. It is even more important to eat foods that are rich in fiber, such as artichokes, green leafy vegetables, celery, nuts and seeds (chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, walnuts). A high-fiber diet will facilitate detoxification and maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Also, start using coconut oil, which is great for fat burning. Coconut oil also balances blood glucose levels. Start cooking with coconut oil and use coconut milk to prepare breakfast. Coconut oil, including melted one, helps to balance blood sugar levels.
Summary: it is important to get protein, fiber, and healthy fats while eating.
2) Eat products rich in chromium.
It is good practice to eat foods that are rich in chromium. But what does this mineral bring us? Chromium increases the sensitivity of cellular receptors to insulin, and this allows the body to control the amount of sugar that we take, thereby helping to achieve a balance of blood glucose levels, which allows your body to produce energy efficiently.
Chromium picolinate can be found in vegetables such as broccoli, which is an ideal product for diabetics.
3) Eat products rich in magnesium.
At least 80% of us suffer from magnesium deficiency, which can lead to leg cramps, insomnia, and without any doubts, to diabetes. Magnesium is essential for cell health and is an essential component for more than 300 biochemical processes in human’s body. The research has proved that magnesium helps in maintaining blood sugar levels, so it is necessary to eat magnesium-rich foods such as beef grown on grass, some types of nuts and seeds, as well as vegetables such as spinach and Swiss chard (leaf beet).
4) Do not overconsume sugar
What to do to lower blood sugar? It directly depends on the amount of consumed sugar and carbohydrates. For normal life, you need much less sugar and carbohydrates than proteins, fiber and healthy fats.
It is better to keep away from any sugar as far as possible! The worst is refined sugar, which is contained in soda, fruit juice and other sweet drinks. It almost instantly disintegrates in the body and causes uncontrolled jumps of glucose levels in blood.
I recommend you to replace sugar with stevia or natural calorie-free sweetener. A little honey wouldn’t hurt, either. In diabetes it is also recommended to use black molasses as a sweetener.
5) Avoid cereal crops
The next problem in diabetes is related to cereal crops, especially gluten-containing: flour products, wheat bread, and even whole grain bread, as well as oatmeal and flour.
All of them contain a large amount of carbohydrates that break down into sugar just a few minutes after consumption. What’s wrong with gluten? It can cause intestinal inflammation that affects hormones such as cortisol and leptin, the excessive production of which can lead to jumps of sugar levels in blood.
I would remove all grains from your diet for at least the first 90 days. Then you can return in small quantities.
6) Remove dairy products from your diet
The next category of products to be excluded is dairy products. Ordinary cow’s milk is especially dangerous for diabetics of the first type.
To balance the level of sugar in the blood, only sheep and goat milk, as well as the milk of cows whose milk contains casein A2, is suitable. I recommend staying away from all other types of milk because casein A1 produced by normal cows will damage the body and cause an immune response similar to gluten.