Diabetes

Why do people develop Type 2 diabetes?

When you're healthy, your pancreas secretes insulin so your body can store and use sugar from food. A number of factors contribute to diabetes:

  • The pancreas does not produce insulin.
  • The pancreas produces a small amount of insulin.
  • The body doesn't use insulin as it should.

Type 2 diabetics make insulin, unlike those with type 1 diabetes. In some cases, however, their pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or their body cannot recognize the insulin and utilize the insulin effectively. (This is known as insulin resistance.)

Overeating and refined carbohydrates, such as bleached white flour, white rice, grits, cooked potatoes, and refined white sugar, usually cause diabetes. 

When the liver is weak, it cannot metabolize fats, which leads to a craving for carbohydrates like sugar. Drugs, processed foods, processed oils, and radiation affect the liver.

The presence of sugars in foods, such as table sugar and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), is often surprising. Therefore, they may sneak into your diet and cause various health problems. 

Refined sugars are found in the following types of foods:

  • Sports drinks, coffees, energy drinks, Vitaminwater, fruit, and drinks.
  • Breakfast cereals, cereal bars, muesli, and granola.
  • Chocolate bars, candy, pie, ice cream, doughnuts, and some bread, baked goods.
  • Canned vegetables, fruit, and baked beans.
  • Fruit preserves, jams, nut butter, and spreads
  • Yogurts, peanut butter, and sauces.
  • Dressings, sauces, and ketchup.
  • Ready-made meals include pizza, frozen, mac, and cheese.

The risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease may increase when you consume refined sugars. Additionally, they increase the risk of depression, dementia, liver disease, and certain types of cancer.

Consume fruits to reverse diabetes

There is no doubt that natural fruits are electrifying. Look no further than your refrigerator's produce drawer, on your kitchen table, or in your fruit basket, when you're looking for a diabetic-friendly treat.

A popular diabetes myth that fruit isn't safe when you're watching your A1C and it has been debunked again and again. There are many types of fruit that are loaded with vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber. According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, fiber is a powerful nutrient that helps regulate blood sugar levels and reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Maintain a healthy blood sugar level by consuming fruit in its natural form and avoiding syrups or processed fruits with added sugar.

What is intermittent fasting?

 An intermittent fast occurs when one alternates between fasting and eating regularly. Several studies have shown that intermittent fasting slows down the aging process and prevents or reverses certain types of diseases. What is the best way to do it? And is it safe?

While fasting can be accomplished in several ways, all are based on determining regular eating and fasting periods. For example, you might fast for the rest of the day and only eat for eight hours. You can also choose to eat only one meal per day or eat only two or three days per week.

Intermittent fasting has been shown to have the following benefits:

  • Mental health. 
  • Cardiovascular health. 
  • Performance on the physical level. 
  • Obesity and type 2 diabetes. Several studies have found that intermittent fasting prevents obesity, and obese adults who fasted lost weight. Researchers have found that intermittent fasting can help type 2 diabetics to lose weight, reduce their fasting glucose, fasting insulin, and leptin levels, and increase their adiponectin levels. Intermittent fasting has been shown in most studies to decrease insulin resistance, decrease levels of leptin, and increase levels of adiponectin while reducing fat and weight. Fasting has been able to reverse the need for insulin therapy.

Herbal Remedies

While some fruits contain more sugar than others, that doesn't mean you shouldn't eat them if you have diabetes. Foods with high carbohydrates affect blood sugar levels more than fruits with natural sugars.

Several plants from around the world have a significant impact on the body and aid in regulating blood sugar levels. When consuming a fruit diet and intermittent fasting, the following plants are recommended.

Here are herbs you can consume for diabetes:

Bitter Melon

Nopal

Chamomile

Papaya Leaf

Blue Vervain

Nettle

Soursop

Burdock Root

Bilberry

Alfalfa Leaf