American Diabetic Diet

Improvements with Supplements



We believe that the American Diabetic Diet can be dramatically improved with the addition of nutritional supplements that target the underlying cause of diabetes.

Conventional diets fail in helping diabetics gain better blood sugar control. But the problem is not the diet itself...it's the food available to eat.

America's agriculture industry produces nutrient-poor food due to depleted soils and contaminated food chains.

What You Need to Know
As long ago as the 1920s, the British and US Governments were warned by nutritional experts that the soils on which most crops were grown were so deficient in mineral content that the foods grown on them contained less than 10% of the vitamins and minerals they should have.

The intention of these reports was to highlight the problem so that action to save the soils could be taken, leading, once again, to naturally healthy fruits and vegetables...perfect for the American Diabetic Diet plan!

But Nothing was Done!

With intensive modern farming methods, fruits and vegetables have little or no vitamin and mineral content.

And if that's not bad enough, they are routinely sprayed with such a broad selection of chemicals that they can actually be poisonous.

Most plants require only three nutrients to grow, namely nitrogen, phosphorus and water. In the presence of these nutrients, virtually all plants will grow into healthy, nutritious food sources.

The bad news?

Current testing, conducted by Agriculture Working Groups, indicates severe mineral-depletion! Fruits and vegetables are becoming nutritionally "empty".

The good news?

High quality supplements, providing the nutrients you desperately need, are readily available.

Experts agree that the first-line of defense against diabetes is dietary modification enhanced with nutritional supplements.

The supplements that best compliment the American Diabetic Diet recommendations are listed below. The suggested doses and directions for use are based on available clinical studies.

Talk to your doctor before starting any new diet or supplement program.

American Diabetic Diet Improvements

1. Grains

This includes whole-grain breads, cereals, and pastas. It is recommended that people eat 6-11 servings of grain per day.

Avoid processed and refined carbohydrates found in packaged products. Whole wheat, low-carb breads, and "no sugar added" products are NOT diabetic-friendly.

Suggested Supplements
  1. Soluble Fiber - 10 to 15 grams/day

    -whole glucan
    -agave
    -psyllium
    -apple pectin
    -citrus pectin

  2. Probiotics - 5 to 10 billion CFU (colony forming units)

    -Lactobacillus
    -Bifidobacterium

    Healthy gut bacteria that help with sugar and fat metabolism.

2. Fruits & Vegetables

It is recommended that you eat at least five servings from this food group per day. Dark colored ones are the best (pomegranates, red grapes, beets, and leafy greens are examples).

This group provides antioxidants that help protect against the damaging effects of high blood sugar.

Suggested Supplements
  1. Daily Multivitamin
  2. Vitamin C - 2000 mg/day
  3. Vitamin E - 400 units/day
  4. Quercetin - 250 mg/day
  5. Resveratrol - 250 mg/day
  6. CoQ10 (ubiquinol) - 200 mg/day
  7. Lipoic Acid - 100 mg/day
  8. Green Drinks (whole food) - 1 scoop/day

3. Meats (protein)

Includes fish and chicken. It is generally recommended that people eat two servings of lean meat per day.

Organic (no hormones added), grass-fed and free-range animals are the healthier food choices.

Suggested Supplements
  1. Protein Drinks - 20-25 grams/serving

    --Whey protein
    --Egg white
    --Rice protein
    --Soy protein

  2. Complete B Complex -- 50 or 100 formula
  3. Carnosine - 1000 mg/day

    A small protein that protects against damaging effects from high glucose.

4. Dairy

Eggs are generally considered a dairy product. Other dairy products include milk, yogurt, and cheese. Use skim milk and low fat yogurt if you need to lose weight.

Limit to 1 serving/day (1 cup milk, 2 slices cheese).

Suggested Supplements
  1. Vitamin D3 - 1000 to 5000 units/day
  2. Calcium - 500 to 1500 mg/day (depends on age)
  3. Vitamin K2 - 1 mg/day
  4. Chromium - 100 to 200 mcg/day

5. Essential Fats & Oils

Healthy fats and oils ease inflammation and support a strong heart. The best oils are rich in omega-3 fats.

Omega-3 fats have been extensively study in diabetes with amazing results. Cold water fish, like tuna eaten 3-4 times per week, are the best sources.

Suggested Supplements
  1. Fish oils - 2000 to 4000 mg/day
  2. Flax seed - 1 gram/day
  3. Chia seed - 1 gram/day
  4. Sesame seed - 1 gram/day

Looking for a simple list of healthy oils to cook with? Click the link to open a PDF file listing the nutritional facts for common oils.



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