Could SAD Give You Diabetes?
Could the SAD – Standard American Diet – lead to type 2 diabetes?
SAD is characterized by a diet high in meats especially lunch-type meats, milk-based foods (cheese yogurt, cottage cheese, etc.) potatoes, prepared foods, fried foods and sweets.
In contrast, a healthy, nutritious diet has high levels of colorful fruits and vegetables, good fats (avocados, olive oil, nuts), limited eggs, poultry and fish, and plenty of pure, fresh water.
So, of course, the SAD diet could — and often does – lead Americans to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. If you are predisposed to diabetes by family history it is essential that you reduce the sugar load on your body so your pancreas can survive.
Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult-onset diabetes because it was typically seen after the age of forty. Did you know that this disease is being diagnosed in children as young as elementary school age? Our diets and computer lifestyles are creating serious health problems.
You can reduce your risk of developing diabetes by making a few changes on a gradient basis.
1. Get moving – walking bicycling, swimming – any activity that gets you moving.
2. Eliminate soda.
3. Eliminate high-fructose corn syrup.
4. Get a Glycemic index chart. It tells you what foods convert into high blood sugar easily. Avoid those foods with a high Gylcemic index.
5. Reduce breads, rice and rice cakes, pasta, sweets, and fruit juice.
6. Eat five real servings of fresh vegetables daily.
7. Increase the good fats-olive oil, avocados, and nuts.
8. Do not eat anything hydrogenated (foods that have been altered to become more solid-margarine, shortening). Read labels.
You do not need to develop this disease and by doing the things that reduce stress on your pancreas you can avoid it. We can check your body for signs of pancreatic stress and help you fight back against this health-robber!
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Until next time…
Yours in health,