Could Going Green Be The Key to Curing Diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious illness that affects close to 30 million people in the United states alone. If not properly managed, treated or even diagnosed, it can lead to serious health complications and in some instance, death. Now, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly 30 percent of the country has an increased chance of diabetes or are already in the range of pre-diabetes.
Because diabetes elevates the blood sugar levels of sufferers, the more obvious remedy is to cut out sugar from the diet completely. Now while, this is effective, and has been saving lives for decades, diabetes and its root causes, go much further than just blood sugars alone. Overall diet is a key element in the lives of those with diabetes, especially due to the amount of sugars and additives, labeled as other ingredients, lurking in many of the more popularly consumed foods around. One simple way to help maintain the amount of sugar taken in is to reduce or cut entirely, the meat consumption of any diabetes sufferer.
In fact, many physicians actually recommend a reduction of meat to patients, regardless of whether they have or are in any immediate danger for diabetes. This remedy is being turned to more and more, simply because of the rising costs of medicine and other more invasive approaches to helping those with diabetes. According to a recent census, diabetes sufferers are spending on average, each year, close to $6,000 on medications alone. Not to mention the free side effects that come along with many of these drugs.
This new, holistic, non invasive, vegetarian approach to diabetes, is also widely popular among those looking to improve their cardiovascular health, rate of blood pressure and their amount of plasma lipids within the body. With medications, each issue is taken care of through a single medicine; with the vegetarian outlook, there is one remedy to rule them all.
It may not be for everyone, especially those favorable meat lovers, but even going healthier in your diet overall can help you to consume close to 200 less calories a day, and that's good news for the heart in terms of reduced stress. Vegetarians also eat 10 percent less fat, they can better manage their weight, they consume more fiber and in all of this they increase the health and function of several major organs.
So, if you're looking for a far more inexpensive way to help yourself, your health and lower the risk of diabetes, or manage the condition smarter, change your diet. It may seem drastic, but even a little goes a long way, perhaps cut down on your meat consumption slowly and see just how effective it is.