Here’s advice about what diabetics can, and should, be eating and drinking, particularly as these foods pertain to treating and even reversing diabetes.
The average diabetic is more than likely used to hearing all about the types of things he or she should not be eating and drinking. But how often are diabetics advised about what they can, and should, be eating and drinking, particularly as these foods pertain to treating and even reversing diabetes?
There are a number of foods and beverages that can actually help cure type-2 diabetes, if only the mainstream medical system understood and was willing to share this critical knowledge with the public. But since this information remains largely obscure, we would like to take the opportunity to share some of it here for your enrichment.
According to Body Ecology, the root cause of type-2 diabetes is a flora imbalance in the gut that is marked by a systemic yeast infection known as candidiasis. And the only way to effectively eliminate this blood-borne infection, of sorts, is to feed your body with the nutrients and probiotics it needs to regain proper balance.
So here are some helpful tips for eating and drinking your way to a life free of type-2 diabetes:
Eat more leafy green vegetables. Since they are both highly alkalizing and cleansing, leafy green vegetables are a great food source that will feed your body the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs, and help restore a proper pH balance in your system. Both of these functions will help rid your body of toxic yeasts, and create conditions in which blood sugar is properly regulated and balanced.
Kale, collard greens, bok choy, spinach, green cabbage, turnip greens, arugula, Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, mustard greens, and broccoli are all great examples of leafy green vegetables that help fight diabetes and restore vibrant health. Concerning cabbage, broccoli, and other cruciferous vegetables, it is typically better to eat these gently steamed, boiled, or cooked, as this process makes them more digestible, and also unlocks many of their most powerful nutrients.
Eat more sea vegetables. Seaweeds and other sea vegetables are packed with dozens of trace minerals and other elements that are absolutely vital for maintaining the proper flow and transport of oxygen throughout the body; normalizing the nervous system, and stimulating the growth, maintenance, and repair of tissues and bones.
Nori, kombu, wakame, hijiki, dulse, arame, and agar are all excellent examples of sea vegetables that combat obesity, improve digestion, regulate blood sugar, and balance out fatty acid levels in the body. Anti-inflammatory sea vegetables also effectively detoxify the blood, balance thyroid function, improve energy levels, and promote proper hormone regulation, among other benefits. (http://bodyecology.com/articles/8_healthy_seaweeds.php)
Eat more Celtic Sea salt and other mineral-rich earth salts. Though often demonized in modern culture, salt is actually a vital nutrient that, like sea vegetables, is loaded with powerful trace minerals. But the type of salt that promotes health is not typically found in salt shakers and processed foods, but rather is known by names like Celtic Sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, and “full spectrum” sea salt. (http://www.naturalnews.com/028724_Himalayan_salt_sea.html)
Celtic sea salt in particular, which is carefully collected and preserved fresh from the Celtic Sea, provides your body with a full spectrum of trace minerals and other natural elements that promote adrenal and thyroid health, alleviate various skin conditions, promote immunity, relieve congestion, fight allergies, and alkalize and cleanse the blood. Celtic Sea salt also helps improve natural blood sugar regulation and metabolism.
Consume more apple cider vinegar. This miraculous substance can be taken straight, or added to fresh juices and other beverages. But no matter how you choose to take it, apple cider vinegar is a powerfully-effective — and very inexpensive — natural remedy for type-2 diabetes and many other common conditions. And depending on your tolerance level for its pungent flavor, apple cider vinegar is fairly simple to incorporate into your daily regimen.
Numerous studies have shown that vinegars, and especially apple cider vinegar, help decrease both fasting and post-meal blood glucose levels. The presence of acetic acid in vinegar also helps prevent the absorption of certain sugars and starches in the intestines, allowing them to pass through without negatively affecting blood sugar levels.
Drink more fresh coconut milk, coconut water. Forget the sugary, and even sugar-free, beverages often recommended by mainstream health experts as safe for diabetics when consumed in moderation. Natural coconut water, which is rich in energy-boosting electrolytes and natural sodium, is a great alternative to conventional sports drinks, processed fruit juices, and of course soda beverages.
Potassium, sodium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, phosphate, bicarbonate, and sulfate all make up the nutritional profile of coconut water, which is the semi-translucent liquid naturally found at the center of a coconut. These electrolytes are vital for re-hydration, and they also act as a type of cell food for facilitating cell communication and function.
Unlike artificial sports and energy drinks, which are loaded with synthetic vitamins and food colorings, coconut water contains naturally-occurring sugars that are perfectly balanced with the electrolytes, vitamins, and trace minerals also present. Drinking coconut water instead of things like Gatorade, for instance, will ensure that your body remains hydrated, but also stable in the blood sugar department.
Cod liver oil, raw butter, ghee, sauerkraut, aloe vera, green tea, nopal cactus, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, kombucha tea, and ginger are all beneficial foods for diabetics as well.