According to a very recent study conducted by “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” nearly 25.8 million people across the globe are affected by diabetes, either type 1 or 2. Type 2 diabetes often develops in individuals later in the life.
It is mainly caused due to poor diet, inactive lifestyle, and genetic composition. However, type 2 diabetes is reversible, but it requires great dedication throughout the life. Unlike type 1, let’s see why it is possible to reverse type 2 diabetes: Mainly, diabetes occurs due to presence of excess sugar or glucose in the body. Foods are the sources from where we get sugar, and our body has its own mechanisms to process the sugar to supply energy to the cells. Remember, glucose needs insulin to enter the cells which is actually a hormone generated by the pancreas.
Individuals with diabetes are not capable of producing enough insulin, so excess sugar remains in the blood causing serious trouble in future. Type 1 diabetes is not reversible because pancreas doesn’t generate insulin at all. However, individuals with type 2 are not capable of producing correct amount of insulin due to various factors like genetic, diet, and most importantly obesity. Altering these factors or a little change in diet makes it possible to reverse diabetes.
How To Reverse Diabetes
Stop Consumption Of Refined Carbohydrates
Do not consume refined carbohydrates regularly. This can overstress the pancreas. People with diabetes have a “worn-out pancreas”, and consumption of refined carbs make it all the more worse. Reversing diabetes largely depends on the foods you consume; genetic factors do not play huge role in this type. Also, sugar consumption leads to obesity which is one of the causes of diabetes. Stick to a low carb diet.
Engage In Physical Activities Daily
Obesity has an adverse impact on the organs of our body. An increase in obesity leads to an increase in type 2 diabetes. So, indulge in regular physical activities for at least 45 minutes. Go out for a morning walk, or do jogging in the afternoon. Exceed 45 minutes if you can handle it, or else walk for at least 30 minutes. If you are stuck with a job that doesn’t allow you walking, get up from your chair three times during the office hours, and give a brisk walk in the corridor. You should work hard to increase your stamina. Start with 30 minutes or less if you want, and gradually move to 45 minutes. Remember, reversing is all about making tough choices.
The best thing is to cut down foods from your diet that encourages diabetes. Strictly avoid foods that contain sucrose, white sugar, enriched flours, white flour, corn syrup, and dextrose. That again means you have to resist from eating your favorite foods such as cakes, cookies, sweets, ice creams and similar other deserts. Even consumption of these foods in moderation can cause diabetes.
You can also make a list of the food ingredients that you need to avoid. Have a low-fat diet and foods that are rich in “Omega 3”. You can consume omega oil capsules, or use flaxseed oil to cook food. These oils lower blood cholesterol. A high vitamin diet combined with high fiber foods, and regular exercise increases the body’s capability to produce its own insulin. Suggested foods are broccoli and fenugreek leaves. Cook and add the leaves in soups and sauces, or brew as tea.