Veganism is not only good for the environment and animal welfare but it can also help with the fight against diabetes, a close colleague at work got me thinking about the additional benefits that Veganism could bring to many people who have or are concerned about diabetes.
Here is some useful info:
Studies in the past have shown that those people who follow a low-fat vegan diet, avoiding meat and dairy, lower blood sugar levels very efficiently and lose weight. Researchers have shown that people with diabetes who eat a vegan diet also lower their cholesterol and improve kidney functioning.
Here are some food tips:
Especially the anthocyanins-type found in deeply coloured vegetables and fruits like red cabbage, purple aubergine, red radish, blueberries, and blackberries that help to preserve insulin function by protecting the insulin producing cells of the pancreas from damage. They also help support balanced post-meal blood sugar levels.
Apple cider vinegar
Vinegar has been found to blunt blood sugar and insulin increases. It is, in fact, able to slow the absorption of carbohydrate into the blood, or slow the breakdown of starches into sugars. Have one tablespoon in warm water before meals with a touch of cinnamon to kick-start digestion and blood sugar balancing. Or simply add it to your salads and other meals.
This amazing spice has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and cells ability to respond more readily to insulin so that less is released into your body and there will be better blood sugar balancing. It can also reduce cardiovascular disease risk by improving triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol levels.
I will add more info as I continue my research on the benefits of Veganism.
Its Month 2 of my Vegan journey and I am feeling good!
Now there are important points to note with a vegan diet and that is getting the full spectrum of dietary essentials, certainly having balanced meals with vegetables, beans, Tofu, Lentils, Rice, Pasta, etc. will help but having the right quantities is also important.
Therefore, I have realised that supplementing the Vegan diet is important so as not to miss any daily essential Vitamins, minerals and Proteins.
- Sweet potato, carrots, cos and romaine lettuce, peppers – contain Vitamin A: (RDA: 5000iu)
- Spinach, red and green peppers, oranges, broccoli, red cabbage – contain Vitamin C (RDA: 500-3000mg)
- Portobello mushrooms, almond milk, tofu – contain Vitamin D: (RDA: 1000-3000iu)
- Chilli, paprika, sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin, butternut squash – contain Vitamin E: (RDA: 20mg)
- Kale, spinach, broccoli, chard – contain Vitamin K: (RDA: 80ug)
- Vitamin B12 supplement, Marmite – for Vitamin B12 – (RDA: 2.4mcg)
- Pistachio nuts, bananas, spinach, sunflower seeds – contain Vitamin B6: (RDA: 2mg)
- Udo’s oil, ground flaxseed, flaxseed oil, canola oil, hemp seeds, chia seeds, kale, tofu, edamame, avocado, sesame, tahini, walnuts, raw olive oil, coconut oil – for Fats (RDA: 500mg)
- Watercress, curly kale, Chinese cabbage (pak choi), green/red cabbage, broccoli, green snap beans – for Calcium: (RDA: 700-1500mg)
- Wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, cashews nuts, pine nuts, cocoa powder, hazelnuts, pecans – contain Zinc (RDA: 15mg).
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/06/the-best-vegan-diet-while-training-stay-nourished-and-hit-your-macros-5798342/?ito=cbshare
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Let’s journey back in time to AD or even further to Adam & Eve where the basis and consumption of foods were only organic (They would gather leaves, roots, tubers, corns, rhizomes, bulbs, seeds, buds, shoots, stems, pods or edible flowers).
Life expectancy was measured by hundreds of years, as written in the bible. Now for someone to reach a hundred years old is super rare in our time.
The reason is that our eating habits have moved us away from our ancestral heritage of food grown from the land, instead, it is easier to pop 3 minutes processed meat in the microwave or cook the Sunday roast containing more chemicals than a pharmacist.
To take control of our diet and look after our animals on earth, we must look to the past and analysis what was done then, long before the microwave or the oven.
Let the homeland of food and culture change your lifestyle.