Saturday, April 21, 2007

What is there to know about Diabetes and Diet

Do you know that approximately 16,000,000 people in America currently have diabetes Alarming isn’t it? And another 16,000,000 Americans will develop type 2 diabetes with in 10 years! I hope that noone reading this is or will become a member of either group of the 16M..

Thought not totally preventable we can reduce the risk of heart disease. We can control our diet and exercise. This has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. Obviously we want to limit the effect that diabetes will and can have on our lives.

The diet should be only around 1,300 calories for the entire day. Should be high in legumes (that's beans for the rest of us. Beans like chick peas. black beans, alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, lupines and peanuts.

Diets with these type foods, and exercise are good for us all. Of course we also know that we can't get all the nutrition value out of our processed and refined foods. Therefore we need some supplementation in the form of vitamines and minerals.

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