In today’s article, we are searching for the best solution to the topic of healthy eating habits, and the need to use supplements to make up for the shortfalls in our diets.
Most people will agree that it is best to eat the freshest foods that have the least amount of processing done to it.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are at the top of the list and if available; choose the organic options from the market of produce department of the grocery store.
The price is higher for the organic stuff, but it is better for you, so if it does not put you in a financial bind then better to choose the organic.
This topic of natural fruits and vegetables came up during a conversation with an Environmental Engineer; she was emphatic about the importance of not eating the skin of fruits or vegetables exposed to pesticides.
The effects on lab animals that she described made me change my outlook on the subject!
Before eating fruits and vegetables sprayed with pesticides, the skin must be removed to be safe. You cannot remove the pesticides from the surface!
Big news to me because I thought that most of the vitamins are in the skins.
Apples were the main fruit she mentioned that she would not feed to little children (with the skin on). — just something to think about
Best Supplements Diabetics – What will help?
Are Diabetics any different from regular people when it comes to what kind of supplement they take and the food they consume?
Well, that is something being debated about all the time now.
Researching the studies that have been carried out, reveals plenty of reports of people getting entirely off of their medications, just by changing their diets.
My Doctor told me the same thing last year, and it has been brought to the forefront of my thinking on this subject the more that I study what to do.
It is so funny that even with being told all of our lives to eat right and take care of yourself we still feel the need to study this! At least for me; I need the studying, it brings the issue back to the top of my list of things to do.
With that said, it is still hard to keep the right things around. My young children mostly eat noodles and maybe some rice, with very few vegetables. But they will eat all the sweets you bring in the house in a minute! Fast food is the same thing!
So it is a blessing when they like the supplements that have vitamins and minerals they need. The things that are good for us tend to be more expensive, so we have to adjust the way we think about food and the cost involved.
Factor in the cost of ill health in the equation; with the rising cost of healthcare it is much better to spend the money upfront and get the nutrition that our bodies need to be healthy.
Diabetes Type 2 Food List – Eat
Beans – Are packed with vitamins, minerals and are high in fiber and with as much protein as a once of meat in a half of cup beans. Canned beans on hand for when you’re in a hurry is okay.
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables – All these types of vegetables are low in calories and carbs and loaded with the essential vitamins and minerals we need.
Citrus Fruit – Picking the lower content sugar fruits like grapefruit, lemons, lime is a better choice over higher caloric fruits but as long as you keep it in moderation and eat the fruit you can better manage your blood sugar. Avoid juices even fresh juicing if you have diabetes.
Sweet Potatoes – Keeping things real, if your desire something sweet a sweet potato may satisfy it while providing some nutritional value.
Fish High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Better to grill these types of fish to avoid the added calories from the breading and frying but we should aim to get two to three servings per week.
Tomatoes – Glad they recommended for the diabetic diet; and in any form prepared is okay as long as the proportions are in the correct ranges.
Berries – Does not matter which kernel you prefer they are all good for you; in moderation, they can be added to your diet to provide antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.
Nuts – Having them on hand can help with hunger between meals and they can be a source of omega-3 fatty acids as well.
Whole Grains – These must be monitored because of the high carbohydrate content and must begin in the ingredients with the word “whole” being first or you will be shooting yourself in the foot!
Milk and Yogurt – Naturally high in vitamin D it can be a good source but must be kept to a minimum due to the high caloric content, I prefer Almond Milk over regular milk and keep my consumption of yogurt to a minimum as well. Preferred to be the reduced fat versions. Does not align well with the Keto diet plans which require 75% fat.
Diabetes Type 2 Food List – Avoid
Alcohol – There is no benefit from drinking alcoholic beverages except maybe temporary relief of stress, but the cost to the body is not worth it.
Sugary Foods – Basically the rule of thumb for me is “If it melts in your mouth, spit it out.” My D.E. nurse told me that, and I laughed at it, but it makes sense… if the cake is that good, but it has no nutritional value, then keep it to a minimum.
Fruit Juices – The reason we only give 4 ounces of orange juice to someone with a low blood sugar reading, then re-check the blood sugar again in fifteen minutes is because of how quickly it brings the blood glucose back up! It can work against you just as easy.
Dried Fruit – Typically has four to five times the amount of sugar than the same amount of the fresh fruit.
White Rice, Flour, or Bread – The refined starches made from these types of grains are easily converted to glucose in the body and compound the problem with insulin resistance.
Full-Fat Dairy – Studies have shown that diets high in saturated fats may worsen insulin resistance.
Fatty Cuts of Meat – This is nothing new we have heard for years to reduce the numbers of servings of fatty meats to just a few a week or to cut them out completely.
Pre Packed Snacks – They are high in Trans fats which are more dangerous to people with type 2 diabetes by increasing the risk of heart disease.
Fried Foods – Just about all the fast food restaurants use some frying in their food processing which is horrible for health reasons; even though it can taste very good and is cheaper than the healthier options.
Best Daily Supplement Take
*The supplement that I take every day, packed with all the vitamins and minerals that a person needs. It is a product by Avisae called Sustain Anti-Aging.
SUSTAIN is made from the freshest ingredients and packs in the nutrients from 21 body-beneficial fruits and vegetables that are rich in phytonutrients for the added benefit of preventing some diseases.
For more information on this product here is a link for the White Paper on Sustain.
Take the Responsibility
This diet is probably the most challenging thing for us to master! We who have a problem with overeating have an issue with this, but it is going to be the critical thing to overcome to become a more healthy person.
We must change our thinking to overcome the things in our life that have caused so many problems; the good news is that we have to keep looking for the answers.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information, and I hope that it helps in some way.
Please leave your comments or suggestions below.