Four Types of Diabetes Food
There are four types of diabetes food. A diet rich in foods that help to metabolize blood sugar, promote insulin sensitivity, reduce oxidative stress, and protect from glycation, is the best approach for controlling diabetes.
However, sometimes food is not enough. Check out the four supplements suggested by our experts for beating diabetes.
Food Type #1: Metabolizers
Diabetic diets should help to restore proper sugar metabolism. Excess blood sugar initiates a cascade of dangerous reactions that destroy the body and ultimately lead to disease.
Metabolizers help to restore normal sugar metabolism. Add 2 servings each of 3 different metabolizers to all meals.
Food Type #2: Promoters
The hallmark of type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance. Insulin directs the uptake of blood sugars by the cells throughout your body.
Foods that promote insulin sensitivity often succeed where traditional medications fail--breaking insulin resistance.
A meal consisting of 6-7 ounces of lean red meat with 2-3 servings of dark greens provide high doses of insulin promoters.
Food Type #3: Reducers
Excess blood sugar creates extreme levels of oxidative stress, one of the leading theories of aging. If not properly metabolized, blood sugar quickly transforms into highly reactive molecules that damage your body.
Cells and tissues are destroyed faster than they can be replaced. Reducers, also known as antioxidants, are foods that lower oxidative stress by mopping up reactive sugar metabolites.
Eating a wide variety of antioxidants from a wide variety of sources is a key step for beating diabetes.
Every meal should contain 2-3 servings of reducers. And if you really need a mid-day snack, eat foods rich in antioxidants.
Food Type #4: Protectors
It is crucial that diabetics understand the ways in which blood glucose causes damage. The most notorious process is glycation, the same process that causes food to brown in an oven.
Glycation (defined as sugar molecules reacting with proteins to produce nonfunctional structures in the body) is a key feature of diabetes-related complications because it compromises proteins throughout the body and is linked to nerve damage, heart attack, and blindness.
Protectors diminish the effects of glycation. Adding chili peppers to marinades for chicken and fish is a tasty meal rich in protectors.
Diabetes Food Types
We firmly believe that you can beat diabetes. If given the right tools, the human body can heal itself. And healing begins with the four types of diabetes food. Start eating metabolizers, promoters, reducers, and protectors today!
Healthy Food Choices
The best food choices for diabetics are listed below for each major food type. Eat or drink a minimum of 2 foods listed in each food type everyday.
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- Green Beans
- Leafy Greens
- Peas & Beets
- Fibers & Carbohydrates
- Grass-Fed Beef
- Cold-Water Fish
- Organ Meats
- Whey & Egg Whites
- Nuts (walnuts/almonds)
- Monounsaturated Oils (olive)
- Omega-6 Fats (seeds from flax & chia)
- Omega-3 Fats (fish/seaweed)
- Spices & Peppers
- Chili Peppers
- Green & Red Peppers
- Herbs & Teas
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