Vegetable diet WILL beat diabetes: Meat-free lifestyle cures killer disease, experts claim
A healthy, plant-based diet can significantly improve blood sugar levels and even potentially leave patients free of the disease.
An analysis of previous studies showed a vegetarian diet had significant benefits in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and improved insulin sensitivity.
Researchers found eating a vegetable-based diet reduced levels of a key blood protein. For people with diabetes, this is important as the higher it is, the greater the risk of developing further complications.
Study author Dr Neal Barnard, from the George Washington University School of Medicine in the US, said: “No drug comes close to offering those with diabetes this kind of relief.
“One simple prescription could help reverse diabetes, improve blood sugar, and lower weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. And all this is possible, our analysis found, not with a new magic pill, but with tried-and-true simple changes to diet.”
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people of working age and a major cause of lower limb amputation, kidney failure and stroke.
In Britain, there are three million people living with diabetes and 850,000 more who are unaware they have Type 2 as it has not been diagnosed.
A team of researchers from the US and Japan, writing in the journal Cardiovascular Diagnosis And Therapy, published the new analysis showing that a plant-based diet significantly improves diabetes management.
Weight comes down, blood pressure improves, and blood pressure and cholesterol drop. Best of all, low-fat, vegan diets provide freedom from the tedious routines of taking medications an Continue reading