Plant-based Diet Is The Preferred Choice For Diabetics According To Science

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Apr 6 2017 - 9:15am
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Plant-based sources of protein and fiber, such as those found in beans, fruits, vegetables and grains, are foods that lower blood sugar instantly and are preferred choices for treating and preventing diabetes and maintaining gut health.

Beans, beans they’re good for your heart … the more you eat the better you feel, especially if you're diabetic, according to researchers. Beans are also among those foods that lower blood sugar instantly, along with fruits and vegetables due to their high fiber content, according to the latest research.

The new study, published in the journal Nature Immunology, highlighted that a plant-based diet promotes healthy gut bacteria and affirmed this could treat and even prevent the onset of Type 1 diabetes.

While this isn’t new news, especially in natural healing circles, science confirmed the findings that a low fat diet high in carbohydrates, high-fiber plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains, encourages the production of short-chain fatty acids that are beneficial for the immune system and help protect against the onset of Type 1 diabetes, a study shows.

The benefits of plant-based diets are undeniable

An excerpt from the best selling weight-loss, health and nutrition book EAT! – Empower. Adjust. Triumph!: Lose Ridiculous Weight “ celebrates the benefits of the plant-based diet;

  • "Plant-based foods are fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, legumes, grains and spuds. These are foods that have high nutritional value and work with the human body, not against it.
  • Plant-based foods are vitamin and mineral rich. They can be cooked but are best consumed in their natural state.
  • Plant-based foods are by far the most nutrient-dense, easily absorbed and assimilated food for the human body to process. Essentially, when you eat plant-based foods, you are eating everything your body needs to maintain health and a natural weight. “

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Notably, the study agreed that the Standard American diet hugely lacks adequate dietary fiber and negatively affects human gut microbiota, as well as prohibiting the production of short-chain fatty acids acetate or butyrate.

Researchers went on to confirm that “the specialized,” plant-based diet uses starches – such as those found in legumes, grains and fruit and vegetables – that lower blood sugar instantly because they digest slowly, passing through to the colon where they can be broken down by gut bacteria.This process of fermentation, the study says, produces acetate and butyrate which, when combined, provides complete protection against Type 1 diabetes.

“Our research found that eating a diet which encourages the gut bacteria that produce high levels of acetate or butyrate improves the integrity of the gut lining, which reduces pro-inflammatory factors and promote immune tolerance,” said Eliana Marino researcher at Monash University in Australia. “We found this had an enormous impact on the development of Type 1 diabetes,” Marino added.

Plant-based diet are ideal for preventing diabetes and all disease

Science has known since a 2005 study, that blood extracted from plant-based life-stylers, i.e., vegetarians and vegans, is eight times more protective against disease, than blood taken from people who followed the Standard American Diet.

Notably, the participants on the plant-based diet also attended yoga, stress management groups, and employed other techniques to prove how lifestyle choices can affect disease.

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I'm all for hearing new ways that plant based diets are good for human health. Too bad the experiments in the study cited were conducted on mice, who are not tiny humans.