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“The Most Effective Type 2 Diabetes Diet”Managing your type 2 diabetes effectively depends a majority on the foods YOUchoo...
Which carbohydrates should you avoid?The general rule of thumb is: avoid any type of carbohydrate that comes in a box,pack...
You can also get protein from supplements like whey protein powder, soy proteinpowder, hemp protein powder, egg protein po...
carotenoids), providing cushioning for the organs, maintaining cell membranes,providing taste, consistency, and stability ...
What type of fats should you be eating?As discussed both saturated and unsaturated fats are essential for good health, but...
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The Most Effective Type 2 Diabetes Diet

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Discover the most effective diet for type 2 diabetes. Understand the relationship food has with your body.

How carbohydrates affect your blood sugar? How protein foods stabilize blood sugar levels? The 3 types of fats and which ones you should be eating for better blood sugar control.

For more information like this on type 2 diabetes, go to http://bloodsugarblueprint.com

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The Most Effective Type 2 Diabetes Diet

  1. 1. “The Most Effective Type 2 Diabetes Diet”Managing your type 2 diabetes effectively depends a majority on the foods YOUchoose to eat. Combining the RIGHT type of carbohydrates, proteins, and fatstogether can have a dramatic impact on how diabetes affects your body.Unfortunately, most of the diabetic diet and nutrition information given by doctorsand other healthcare professionals is based on limited or outdated research. Itsimply is ineffective in properly managing type 2 diabetes.The people with diabetes (may be you) following these bad dietaryrecommendations are having limited success... Mostly relying on medications tocontrol their blood sugar.Medications have proven to have little effect on improving diabetes but rather justmask the symptoms of diabetes. Medications simply don’t address the root cause oftype 2 diabetes. Plus you run the risk of harmful side effects.Food has the ability to treat type 2 diabetes at the cause.“Let food be thy medicine” – HippocratesUsing food for medicine... You will be able to maintain healthy blood sugar levels,lower your risk of ALL diabetic complications: lose weight, increase your energy,improve sexual performance, improve your health, and reverse your diabetes!The diet I am suggesting is based on sound research; it’s time-tested, and it hasproven to be effective in attacking diabetes at its root cause.It is the Most Effective Type 2 Diabetes Diet...CarbohydratesThis is where much of the confusion comes.“Should I avoid carbs?”“How much can I have?”“Which carbs are good and which are bad?”Let’s get one thing clear... Carbohydrates are the ONLY foods that affect your bloodsugar.Carbohydrates come from an array of foods; from potato chips and cookies, to juiceand soda, to vegetables and fruits. They ALL affect your blood sugar and diabetes,some in a positive way and some in a negative way.
  2. 2. Which carbohydrates should you avoid?The general rule of thumb is: avoid any type of carbohydrate that comes in a box,package, is pre-cooked/frozen, or that has been processed. Most of these types ofcarbohydrates are filled with simple sugars, high fructose corn syrup, and otheradditives that negatively impact your blood sugar.Foods to avoid include: Pastries, cookies, cakes, pies Table sugar and sugar substitutes (equal, sweet-n-low, splenda) Pastas and bread Cereal and other whole grains Milk Juices and sodasWhich carbohydrates should you be eating?The rule of thumb here is: eat a majority of the carbohydrates that used to be alive.These carbohydrates are minimally processed, high in essential nutrients, have nohidden additives, and have a positive affect on your blood sugar and your health.These foods to eat include: All green leafy and non-leafy vegetables Bright colored vegetables All fruit berriesMaking the switch to the right type of carbohydrates will allow you to maintain goodblood sugar levels and prevent the “rollercoaster” effect. You will improve yourenergy levels, prevent fatigue and reduce inflammation within your body.ProteinProtein is Made up of a string of amino acids. Proteins are the building blocks ofDNA/RNA, human cell structure and the precursors to insulin production.Consuming high amounts of quality protein is vital for optimum health and diseaseprevention.We eat proteins mostly from animals, which are called “complete proteins”. We alsoget some protein from plants, which are called “incomplete proteins.”When protein is eaten, it is broken down into amino acids and then rebuild into ourown body proteins. High quality proteins include: red meats, poultry, fish, eggs,nuts/seeds, cheese, yogurt and beans.
  3. 3. You can also get protein from supplements like whey protein powder, soy proteinpowder, hemp protein powder, egg protein powder etc... Just make sure you useones of good quality – the label should contain the USP seal (United StatesPharmacopoeia.)Importance of animal proteinAnimal protein is by far the BEST source for adequate, quality protein. If you arevegetarian you can combine vegetables, beans/lentils, nuts, and soy products tomeet your protein needs. Vegetarians often have to consume very high amounts ofthese foods just to meet their minimum protein needs.The quality of animal proteins is VERY important! Knowing the source of anyanimal you consume is critical to avoiding negative health effects associated withgrain-fed, hormone-, antibiotic-, and chemically loaded meats. Remember, whateverthe animal was fed is what you’re essential eating and what ultimately ends up as abuilding block for the cells in your body.What type of protein should you be eating?Here is list of the protein sources I recommend: Naturally raised, pastured/grass fed, organic beef, pork, lamb, goat, bison Wild meat: venison, elk, turkey Free range organic poultry, duck, turkey Eggs (cage-free) Wild fish Nut/Seeds Beans/legumesConsuming these high quality proteins will allow you stabilize your blood sugarthrough improving insulin sensitivity and insulin production, prevent overeating,and help you lose weight.FatFats have gotten a bad reputation over the years as the so-called “bad guy.” Mostdoctors will tell you to avoid it and the low-fat diet has been promoted as thestandard for most people, including diabetics.Let me say this, “fat does NOT make you fat!”Fat is essential for normal growth and development, energy (fat is the mostconcentrated source of energy), absorbing certain vitamins (A, D, E, K, and
  4. 4. carotenoids), providing cushioning for the organs, maintaining cell membranes,providing taste, consistency, and stability to foods, etc...There are three main types of fat, saturated fat, unsaturated fat, and trans fat.Saturated fatsDespite what you may heard been told or heard in the past saturated fats are aGOOD for you.Saturated fat has been scrutinized mainly because they are often high in cholesterol.Cholesterol is actually one of the most important nutrients of life! Every human cellneeds it, the brain is primarily made up of it, and cholesterol is the precursor to allsex hormones. In fact, a high saturated fat intake has been shown to reduce what wecall the bad cholesterol - LDL, and to raise good cholesterol – HDL and help cleansesthe liver.Saturated fats include butter, meats, cream, lard, and coconut oil.Unsaturated fatsUnsaturated fats have the ability to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels (usuallyan issue for diabetics), improve brain functions, reduce pain, and help preventcancer. One of their most important benefits is the ability to reduce inflammation(since diabetes is and inflammatory disease).Unsaturated fats include olive oil, avocados, nuts and nut oils, fish oil and saffloweroil.Trans fatsTrans fats could be called a “serial killer”, given they are responsible for at least30,000 premature heart disease deaths each year. These are a chemically alteredtype of fat that is made by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil (process is calledhydrogenation), which allows a longer shelf life and extended cooking use.They can be found in 40-50% of the products in your grocery store. This type of fatis one of the WORST things you can consume, causing severe damage with yourblood vessel walls. They also increase your LDL (bad cholesterol), lipoproteins, andtriglycerides. Avoid these at all costs.Trans fats are found in baked goods, fried foods, most snack/junk foods, andmargarine.
  5. 5. What type of fats should you be eating?As discussed both saturated and unsaturated fats are essential for good health, butthey are also weapons in your battle against type 2 diabetes. Making them apart ofyour daily diet is a must.Here are some tips to get the right fats in your diet: Use coconut oil or grass-fed butter for cooking Add olive oil & vinegar to salads instead of store bought dressings Add grass-fed butter to your steamed vegetables Add avocados to your salads or eat alone as a snack Use walnuts, almond, or macadamia nuts as a snack or add to plain Greekyogurt.Transitioning to your new dietI know first hand that this type of dietary approach works and it has worked for acountless number of people. It truly is The Most Effective Type 2 Diabetes Diet,because it is based on the latest research on diabetes, nutrition, metabolism,physiology, and holistic medicine. You JUST need to follow it.I know making the transition to the foods I mentioned may seem difficult (really itsnot). Let’s just say, it is difficult. Ask yourself this, “If I don’t start making thenecessary changes in my diet where will my health be in the next 3-5 years?” Behonest with your answer...Whether you charge full-steam ahead or chose a more gradual approach toincorporating these foods in your diet, the important thing is you are making aconscious change for the better.As the old saying goes, “You can’t expect to get different results if you keep doing thesame things.” If you’re having “rollercoaster’ blood sugar levels, if your diabeticcomplications are worsening, if you’re not losing weight, if you’re just not gettingthe results you’ve hoped for... Then it’s time to change your approach. Visit me herefor further details on how to gain total control over your type 2 diabetes without theuse of medications.

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