Unknown sugar-buster hiding in a most unlikely place
Traditional Japanese cooks sometimes use a very special kind of flour. It's made from a rare fibrous plant and it's been used in Japanese cooking for a 1,000 years.
The Health Science Institute recently discovered a startling fact: This Asian wonder plant naturally lowers blood sugar
. In fact, a clinical test confirmed this plant's extracts are as effective in lowering glucose as drugs are.
An HSI researcher took it one step further, combining the Japanese herb with a second natural fibre that actually blocks sugar absorption. The "diabetes
duo" controls blood sugar
better than any prescription drug he's seen.
Read more about this and more in 7 Ways to Defeat Diabetes without a Single Drug
Here’s how you need to eat to lose weight if you’re a diabetic:
provide carbs, fibre, vitamin and minerals and you should eat them with each meal. But you need to choose whole grain starches because they help with weight loss
by controlling your hunger. To lose weight, women should limit their intake to six servings and men to eight servings a day. A serving size is equal to one slice of bread, one small potato, 3/4 cup of unsweetened cold
cereal, six crackers, 1/3 cup of pasta or rice and 1/2 cup of corn or peas.
are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals and fibre. To limit your calorie intake, eat raw and cooked vegetables without any high fat
sauces. Women need three servings of vegetables a day and men four servings. A serving size is equal to 1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup of raw veggies. Good low-calorie vegetable choices include carrots, leafy greens, broccoli, cucumbers, mushrooms, broccoli and green beans.
contain vitamins, minerals, fibre and carbs. The carbohydrate content in fruit effect blood sugar, making it important to control portions and intake. Women with diabetes
who want to lose weight need two servings of fruit a day and men four servings a day. A serving size is equal to 1 small piece of fresh fruit, 1 cup of fresh melon and two tablespoons of dried fruit.
Milk and Dairy
foods are a good source of protein, calcium and carbs. Men and women following a diabetes
diet should limit their intake to two servings a day. That’s equal to 1 cup of milk or 1 cup of yoghurt
. To limit calorie intake for weight loss
, choose low-fat
and non-fat milk products.
Meats and Meat Substitutes
provide protein, vitamins and minerals. But you must “keep portion sizes small,” says the American Diabetes
Association. So limit your intake to 113g for women and 170g a day for men. To further reduce your calorie intake, choose lean cuts of meat and poultry and trim all visible fat. For the vegetarians
, tofu, eggs, dried beans, nuts and beans also fall into this group.
Fats and Sweets
have very little nutritional value and your overall intake of them should be limited, advises the American Diabetes Association. Women trying to lose weight can have up to three servings of fats
and sweets a day and men up to four servings. That’s equal to 1 tsp. of oil, margarine or butter, two small cookies, 1/2 cup of ice cream and one plain doughnut.
Eat away your diabetes…
Now you know what a calorie reduction diet is and how much of each food group you should eat throughout your day.
But before you start a diabetes weight loss plan, it's important to work closely with your doctor because when you're dieting, your blood sugar, insulin and medication all need special attention.