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Monday, 22 September 2014

What the Diabetes Patient Lacks

What exactly does the diabetic lack that is causing him harm in the name of diabetes? As experts have pointed out, and I have explained before in my write-ups, the dietary pattern of the individual is the major issue here; it has to do most primarily with dietary habits. 

First and foremost, the food types that are the major concern here also are to be identified: These are usually the carbohydrate foods, and sugar drinks. The problem with the foods is not what they have in them but what they lack, ditto for the sugar drinks and sugars, as well as some forms of liquor such as beer.
Eating whole foods could save your life
The causative factors in diabetes in relation to these foods and drinks, is in what they lack basically. Like nutritionists have always asserted, refined or processed carbohydrates and sugars are the main issues. In the cause of refinement, the essential ingredients of these foods are eliminated therefore stripping the foods bare of what the body fully requires from them. For instance, Bilwa Bhanap, M.D., a researcher with the Dr. Rath Research Institute, Santa Clara, CA, says, “Though genetic factors are thought to play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes, it is more commonly linked with consuming high levels of artificial sugars”

In the process of refining these foods, they are stripped of the all important fibre. These necessary food ingredients sometimes come in the form of other descriptions: You may call it roughage, bulk, or in the case of grains – bran or husk. They are all about the same function. It is these all important food ingredients that we see in what is referred to as whole foods, e.g. whole wheat bread. It is rather not that tasty or pleasing to the taste bud, but it is what the body needs. It is the lack of these things that is causing so many people to suffer from diabetes experts say.

What is the importance of these whole foods that I am hammering upon? Whole foods which contain bran or roughage help the body to have a free flowing bowel movement. When you are able to empty your bowel at least once every day, that is actually good news! This process helps to eliminate poisons in the system and you will have no business with diabetes. The fibre in whole foods goes to form bulk. It is a coarse non digestible plant food, and may not be a nutritious part of the food though, but it is what is required to stimulate intestinal peristalsis.

Lastly, these vital food contents we call bran or husk, bulk, roughage, fibre as the case may be, that are eaten in whole foods contain, chromium. And this essential mineral called chromium is naturally responsible for the stimulation and production of insulin – a hormone secreted in the pancreas of the human body system. Its function is to regulate storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerate oxidation of sugar in cells. And you know insulin is what is artificially given to the diabetes patient in order help to combat the disease.

It is very important therefore to watch the foods we take in because of their consequences, for according to Bilwa Bhanap, “metabolic syndrome is typically characterised by obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and impaired glucose metabolism and insulin function. The sustained high blood sugar levels caused by these issues can lead to serious complications including atherosclerosis, stroke, kidney damage and failure, nerve damage, impaired wound healing, immune system issues, cataracts and a host of other issues.” Most of these complications “are due to blood vessel damage in the affected organs,” She says.


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