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5 Natural Foods For The Diabetic Patient That Heal

Adam and Eve, not the caveman help to heal the diabetic patient.

Doctors need to go back to the days of Adam and Eve instead of the caveman when recommending food for the diabetic patient.


There are some old fast and hard rules about food for the diabetic patient when it comes to managing the disease. One ridiculous rule – the “fruit is too high is sugar” rule, has many diabetics fearing fruit. However, there are negative affects that come along with this thinking. One major negative effect is that the standard low carbohydrate diabetic diet, in many respects, feeds the disease, particularly when it comes to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

New Research Needs To Be Done

Doctors, it seems, go back to the days of the caveman when they offer up recommended foods for the diabetic patient. Automatically, they follow the script of advising the patient that a high protein, low carbohydrate diet is the best way to go to stabilize blood sugar. While this may work for the short term -- a high protein, low carb diet can worsen the underlying cause of the condition over time. Especially since high protein diets are the root cause of fatty liver, which is strongly linked to causing prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

Perhaps it would be wise for doctors to go back to the days of Adam and Eve instead, and recommend more fruit as food for the diabetic patient. Yes, fruit. Fruit has become the forbidden food for diabetics due to its fabled ability to raise blood sugar. But what if diabetics ate lots more fruit? What would happen? Would you die? No, you would heal.

Robby Barbaro, a type 1 diabetic, diagnosed with diabetes after having food poisoning from eating too many Jimmy Dean sausage patties as a kid, is the new face of mastering diabetes, a movement to change the old thinking of what to eat and how to manage and heal diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.

Barbaro, the self-proclaimed mindful diabetic, has taken a holistic healing approach toward managing and successfully stabilizing his own type 1 diabetes with wonderful results. While his diet is high in fruit, his blood sugar is consistently stable, his health is stellar and what’s more he’s ready to share his success strategies with you.

Fruit Aids The Pancreas

Science backs up what Barbaro is putting down. A recent study shows an inverse relationship associating pancreatic cancer and fruit. The study suggests that increasing consumption of certain fruits (and vegetables) is the best way of reducing the risk of pancreatic cancer.

The study on the inverse effects of fruits and vegetables on the pancreatic cancer looked at the eating habits of more than 2,200 people over a 4-year period. Including 532 people who had already been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

In reviewing the eating habits of subjects who consumed at least five servings per day of "protective" vegetables a day was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of pancreatic cancer, compared with eating two servings per day. However, high consumption of "protective" fruit and fruit juices, largely reduced the risk of pancreatic cancer by 28 percent. Increasing fruit and vegetable intake is typically recommended to help in the prevention of chronic disease, particularly diabetes and the hypertension and obesity associated with it.

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Diabetes Can Be Managed And In Some Cases Reversed With Correct Diet

Whether you’re prediabetic, or a type 1 or type 2 diabetic, you can better manage your disease with a nourishing diet high in antioxidants and low in fat. Certainly in many cases, simply being more mindful and eating more of the following relatively low GI foods every day goes a long way toward strengthening the pancreas and improving symptoms.

Fruits That Nourish and Heal The Pancreas

Berries - Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, elderberries, gooseberries all have medicinal abilities thanks to their high antioxidant and phytonutrient content. Particularly, wild blueberries are known as the most healing food on earth. Eaten fresh or frozen, the wild blueberry never loses its nutritional high potency. Wild blueberries are a known adapto-genic food, which means they are able to help heal any chronic disease.

Papaya – Papaya is an incredible healing food that is often overlooked at the supermarket. Papaya is very soothing and while it too scores slightly higher on the Glycemic Index (60) it’s a little known fact that papaya helps to stabilize the blood sugar over time. Papaya eaten regularly strengthens the pancreas, aids in digestion, and helps to heal the walls of the intestinal tract. If you can bolus for a slice of pizza, you can certainly bolus for some papaya, although that might not be necessary.

Apples – Apples don’t get the praise they deserve, but they should be a food diabetics eat up to three times each day. Apples score low on the glycemic index scale (36) and shouldn’t set any alarm bells off in terms of raising blood sugar levels. Apples are highly nutritious – especially the red variety – since they are especially rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. Apples are particularly beneficial for type 2 diabetics since they contain both malic and tartaric acids that help remove impurities from the liver and gallbladder.

Raw honey – Raw honey is magical in terms of its health benefits. It’s a little known fact that honey, while it scores slightly high on the glycemic index (55) it will lower and stabilize the blood sugar. Raw honey is medicine and researchers have known this for years. Raw honey has antibiotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, antiseptic, anti-aging and anti-cancer properties and is ready to help the diabetic with anything from wound healing to reversing sugar lows. Raw Honey is loaded with active enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that are essential for health and preventing disease. Raw honey is not only nature's probiotic, it contains B-complex and Vitamin C as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.

Mango – Mangos are known as “the king of fruit” when it comes to it’s nutrition and healing ability. Mangos are especially beneficial to diabetic because they have such a healing effect on the kidney problems, which are prevalent in many diabetics. Mangos score slightly high on the glycemic index (56) but have a low glycemic load (8). Mangos pack major nutrition and are high in vitamins A, C, E, and B-complex and are an excellent source of beta-carotene and alpha-carotene.

Staying Mindful Is The Key To Healing Diabetes

Taking a more mindful approach in recommending food for the diabetic patient, goes a long way in avoiding progression of the disease as well as furthering complications of neuropathy, kidney disease, blood stabilization and avoiding disastrous blood sugar lows and other potentially dangerous symptoms coinciding with the disease. Generally a diet high in plant-based organic foods is what's needed to get the diabetic patient stabilized and feeling well again. In all cases, a plant-based diet can help to reverse obesity, fatty liver, and high blood sugars associated with a prediabetes and a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.