People who are resistant to insulin and have type-2 diabetes have reached a staggering ratio nowadays. In America, there is at least one person who dies from causes related to diabetes every ten seconds or so according to a recent report. Furthermore, a report has also stated that about a third of the population born past 2010 will become diabetics at some point in their life.
It is quite clear that having type-2 diabetes is a very dangerous and significant problem for the wellbeing of a person. A safe and effective treatment from our government is imperative but something that won’t bankrupt their health care system. The good news is that there is a natural way of dealing with type-2 diabetes without breaking the bank.
An effective treatment to this is by following a Paleo-type of diet. In this kind of diet, you will be eating nutrient-dense foods that are as real as our ancestors ate thousands of years ago. You can expect to find meat, fish, fruits, nuts, vegetables, and seeds including other starchy plants like sweet potatoes with this diet.
Numerous studies have revealed that the Paleo diet is effective in treating type-2 diabetes and for metabolic issues as well. Here are some examples:
- A study comparing a regular, low-fat diet for diabetics and the Paleo diet found that the latter lead to better improvements with regards to the person’s weight, blood sugar, body mass index, blood pressure and triglycerides.
- A similar study also compared these two types of diet in postmenopausal women who are obese and found that the Paleo diet resulted in more loss of fat and improvements in metabolism compared to the low-fat diet.
- Another study on postmenopausal, obese women found that following a modified Paleo diet helped improve many metabolic markers including waist circumference, weight, blood sugar, blood pressure and kidney function. Aside from that, the Paleo diet was able to lower the amount of fat stored in the liver by half.
Based on these studies, we can conclude that the Paleo diet is an ideal treatment for dealing with type-2 diabetes and is also more effective compared to the regular low-fat diet for diabetics. Now isn’t that something to tell your friends who are following groups such as the American Diabetes Association?
However, Paleo won’t be fully effective if you aren’t also living a healthy lifestyle yourself. If you sit less, get enough sleep and exercise every week, you will be able to manage your stress levels and help prevent type-2 diabetes from developing.