What type of foods to eat with type 2 diabetes is often asked. Diabetes can be controlled by what foods you eat and the supplements that you take. It is important to recognize that you must make the decision in your mind that you will make the necessary sacrifices and changes to control this disease. You have to have the determination and will power to make this happen. With all that said, I will outline the foods you should eat and the foods you should avoid.

What type of foods to eat with type 2 diabetes is as follows:

  • Chicken – not fried (free ranged chickens is preferred)
  • Turkey
  • Fish – not fried  (deep water fish is preferred)
  • Seafood – not fried
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables (5-6 servings a day)
  • One serving of red meat a week is preferred. (Meats have a lot of acid; which should be avoided)
  • Whole grain breads
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Soymilk or Rice milk
  • Use Stevia as a sugar substitute. Stevia is an all-natural sweetener.
  • Two eggs a week
  • Almonds, chestnuts, flax seeds, millet, nuts, pumpkin seeds, sprouted seeds, squash seeds, sunflower seeds, tofu
  • All herbs, chili pepper, cinnamon, curry, ginger, mustard, sea salt, tamari

What type of foods to avoid with type 2 diabetes is as follows:

  • Sugars and artificial sweeteners (Look at all the food labels for sugar content)
  • Products that are made with white flour
  • Limit starchy veggies, especially parsnips, beets and potatoes
  • Be careful of fruit juices; many are high in fructose and corn syrup.
  • Sweets made with sugar or artificial sweeteners
  • Dairy milk
  • Beer, black tea, coffee, hard liquor, soft drinks, sport drinks and wine (All are high in acid and sugar which should be avoided)
  • White rice (Starchy)

Two-thirds of people are overweight. Obesity is a major cause of diabetes.

Diabetes cases double about every 10 years. Diabetics are 5 times more likely to have a stroke. Over 40% of kidney failure is due to diabetes. Diabetics have a 60-70% risk for nerve damage resulting in limb amputation and blindness. Cirrhosis of liver increases at least 50% in diabetics. They are 2-3 times more likely to have a heart attack. The sad thing is that most of this can be avoided if we change our eating habits. Many experts believe that diabetes is caused by poor nutrition and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

HERE ARE SOME AMAZING FACTS ABOUT YOUR BODY:

  • In one square inch of skin lie four yards of nerve fibers, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands, three million cells and three yards of blood vessels.
  • In one hour, your heart works hard enough to produce the equivalent energy to raise almost one ton of weight one yard off the ground.
  • Your liver performs over 500 different functions.
  • Your heart beats 40 million times per year.
  • Your heart beats 3,000 million times in the average lifetime and pumps 40 million gallons of blood.
  • Your blood travels 60,000 miles per day.
  • Placed end to end, all your body’s blood vessels would measure about 62,000 miles.
  • Your brain sends messages at 240 mph.
  • About 400 gallons of blood flows through your kidney’s daily.
  • 50,000 cells in your body die every 6 seconds and 50,000 new cells are born.

You can see that it is very important that your body is given the best fuel (nutrients) available for those new cells to survive and be healthy. You can replace the disease cells with healthy cells with the proper nutrition given to your body.  From this information above, you can see that your body is fearfully and wonderfully made. You can do something to help maintain that wonderful Body by providing your body the proper food and nutrition. Proper exercise goes without saying.

Good health is a choice, your choice. You only have one life so make the right choices.

Gerry Gaboriau has been health conscious for many years. He wrote this article on what type of foods to eat with type 2 diabetes to illustrate that diabetes can be controlled by diet, good Nutrition and proper exercise.

For your best health,

Gerry Gaboriau

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