Diabetes Diet: New Book ‘The End Of Diabetes’ Highlights Ways To Prevent And Reverse The Disease
Diabetes is usually referred to as a lifelong, chronic disease, one that affects more than 20 million Americans. But now a new book claims that most diabetics can get off medication and become 100 percent healthy in just a few easy steps. In “The End of Diabetes,” Dr. Joel Fuhrman explains how one can prevent and reverse diabetes and its related symptoms, while losing weight at the same time. Designed for anyone eager to enjoy a healthier and longer life, Fuhrman’s plan is simple: consume certain foods heavy in nutrients for improved health and to, ultimately, end diabetes and other diseases.
We recently had the chance to ask Fuhrman a few questions about how a diabetes diet can prevent and reverse the disease.
What are the absolute best five foods one can eat to reverse diabetes?
The high-nutrient (nutritarian) diet I recommend is very high in fiber and low in glycemic load, which helps to keep blood glucose levels in the normal, healthy range. In addition, it floods the body with protective phytochemicals that fuel detoxification and self-repair mechanisms, healing the body from the inside out. The five most important foods for diabetes reversal are:
Beans: Beans are the preferred starch source for diabetics -– my nutritarian eating style is unique in this regard. Low fat vegetarian diets focus on grains as a major calorie source, which are higher in glycemic load than beans, and low glycemic diets focus on animal products, which pose health risks. Beans are a unique food because their starch component is made up mostly of slowly digestible starch and resistant st Continue reading