The fundamental problem that causes type 2 diabetes appears to be fat blocking the receptors in muscle cells, which leaves sugar and insulin swirling around aimlessly in your bloodstream.
In my experience, you can beat diabetes by eating foods that are (1) low in sugar, (2) low in fat, (3) low in salt, (4) high in fibre and that (5) are digested slowly. The easiest way to do this is by concentrating on natural, unprocessed foods that are mostly plants and by excluding all diary products (milk, cheese, butter etc) and eggs from the diet.
You also need to drink plenty of water, to aid in the absorption of all the fibre you will be eating with this plant-focused diet. Personally I drink at least two litres of water a day in addition to the water, juices, tea and soy milk in my food and coffee.
You should also take a good multi-vitamin supplement in order to cover any possible dietary deficiencies you might encounter by avoiding dairy products and eggs.
Most fruits contain some natural sugars but usually not to excess. Most are extremely low in fat and salt. They are also high in fibre and are digested slowly. Fruit therefore should be a part of a diabetes beating diet, especially as most fruits are full of micro-nutrients (vitamins and minerals).
However there are some exceptions to this general rule. Here are nine of them-fruits you should treat with extreme caution or avoid altogether.
Dates provide a wide range of essential 日本水果禮盒 nutrients, 2.45g of protein in 100g, along with 8g of dietary fibre. Eat dates regularly and you’ll seldom suffer from constipation.
Dates are also particularly rich in the B vitamins. They are also loaded with dietary minerals. But they contain very little vitamin C, virtually none if they have been dried.
The problem with dates is the sugar content… 63% of a ripe date consists of sugars.
However, the glycemic indices for the three different varieties of soft, semi-dry, and dry dates are 35.5, 49.7 and 30.5, which suggests that diabetics can eat a few dates but with caution.
But beware of stuffed dates and glazed dates. The stuffing usually consists of a well-sugared paste while glazing consists almost entirely of sugar.
Figs are highly nutritious. In fact, dried common figs are the richest plant sources of dietary fibre, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and calcium relative to human needs.
About 10% of a fig, fresh or dried, consists of fibre and figs have a well-founded reputation as a laxative. The fibre in figs is also said to lower insulin and blood glucose levels.
Figs contain almost as much B vitamins as dates. Like dates, they contain little vitamin C. But figs have plenty of antioxidants. Figs are also packed with dietary minerals.