June 14, 2021

Ordinary Vegan Podcast #34: A Vegan Diet For Diabetes & Superfoods for Diabetes

Researchers have found that adopting a vegan diet for diabetes has the potential to prevent and even reverse Type 2 diabetes. A healthy plant-based diet could also help improve symptoms for anyone suffering from the many types of this disease.

And one of the best ways to manage diabetes is to learn as much as you can about your condition.

Diabetes is now a disease that affects 371 million people worldwide, and 187 million of them do not even know they have the disease, according to the International Diabetes Foundation.

People who have diabetes can have numerous challenges. Including not knowing what to eat and conflicting nutrition information.

If you don’t have diabetes, please note that the US National Library of Medicines predicts that the prevalence of diabetes will increase by 54% between 2015 and 2030, so many people are at risk. It is never too early to protect your body from becoming pre-diabetic.

Symptoms of pre-diabetes are easy to miss. This stage is referred to as the “grey area.” Without drastic lifestyle changes, people with pre-diabetes could progress to full-blown diabetes. The scary thing about this type of diabetes is that it may have no signs or symptoms, and you won’t find out unless you have a blood test.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common diabetes, and over 85% of people with diabetes suffer from Type 2. This type is considered a lifestyle disease and associated with the way a person lives. The main factors contributing to lifestyle diseases include diet, nutrition, lack of exercise, and drug or alcohol abuse.

With that said, it doesn’t mean it’s your fault that you have this disease. We have been duped by food advertising, food pyramids, food trends and misguided information about diet and food.

In today’s podcast, I will share what’s new in diabetic research and what it means to you. You will learn how to make nutrition therapy a part of your treatment plan. Including a list of superfoods that may help you prevent and even reverse your type-2 and pre-diabetes. We will also explore if a vegan diet for diabetes is the right diet for everyone.

Join me in Ordinary Vegan’s kitchen and prepare a rainbow chard superfood recipe for people with diabetes. 

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