Pistachio Power

Pistachio Power!

A new study highlighted in the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter suggests that eating tree nuts such as Pistachios may help fight Type II  Diabetes.  Tree nuts include walnuts, hazelnuts,almonds,brazil nuts,cashews, pecans, pine nuts,macadamia nuts  and of course pistachios.

How Tree Nuts Help?

Tree nuts according to the report help the body better control blood sugar and help to reduce inflammation  Prediabetic patients in a study done in Spain ate two ounces or 57 grams of Pistachios daily.  After 4 months this group had significant reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels and showed a reduction of inflammation in their bodies.   It was pointed out that Pistachios are a concentrated energy source so you would need to eat them instead of something else you might eat to keep your calorie consumption under control.

A Powerful Pistachio Punch!

Two Ounces of Pistachios contain:

  • 321 Calories
  • 11.9 grams of protein
  • 5.6 grams of fiber
  • 16.7 grams of carbohydrates
  • 571 milligrams of potassium
  • 21 grams of unsaturated fat
  • 3 grams of saturated fat
  • no cholesterol

In conclusion studies showed adding more tree nuts into your diet may help to lower your levels of fasting glucose and your HbAic over time. A possible explanation offered is that tree nuts are high in healthy fats and fiber are low in carbohydrates and by substituting this for foods you should not be consuming you lower the glycemic load on your body.

Reduce your weight, Change your fate!

Prediabetes can progress to Type II Diabetes but it is not a given particularly if you can lose a small amount of weight. A Harvard Medical Assistant Professor, Rhonda Bentley-Lewis recently said, “. “I stress to my patients that we’re not talking about a huge amount of weight,” she said, “just 5 to 7 percent of one’s body weight” — or 10 to 14 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds.

Doctors often treat prediabetes with medication. Many patients choose to try weight loss and exercise first. Among thousands of people with prediabetes who participated in a national study called the Diabetes Prevention Program, those who received counseling about lifestyle changes, like losing a modest amount of weight, stepping up physical activity and reducing the amount of fat and calories in their diets, were able to reduce their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent.

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My advice:
1) Eliminate sugar. If you must use something use Stevia.
2) Increase water intake.
3) Increase your physical activity
4) Reduce your portion sizes or limit yourself to one bowl, plate, No refills.
5) Reduce the size of your plate.
6) Monitor your blood sugar levels, 2 hours after each meal. Make adjustments to keep your blood sugar at 100 or below.

8- Week Blood Sugar Diet Review

This is a review of the popular book by Dr. Michael Mosley. New York Times Bestselling Author, Author of The Fast Diet

This is Dr. Mosely’s diet plan he used to go from being a raging type II diabetic to now having normal blood sugar numbers. He became curious upon observing an observation by Dr. Roy Taylor of individuals who had bariatric surgery and the huge drop in their bad blood sugar numbers. This worked because of the surgery creates a much smaller stomach which reduces the amount of food one can consume which resulted in weight loss. Dr. Taylor believes that insulin resistance is the result of fat surrounding and overwhelming the pancreas and liver and losing this fat allows the pancreas and liver to recover.

Prediabetes rates in the UK have went from 10% to 35% of the population in the past 10 years.
86 Million Americans are Prediabetic. Losing that excess fat particuarly in your midsection quickly can often return your blood sugar numbers back to normal. In my opinion and Dr. Mosely’s that much better than taking diabetes medication.

In the book, Dr. Mosely accomplishes this by an 800 calorie daily diet. Cutting sugar and low quality carbs with over 50 recipes included and the science behind the diet is thoroughly explained.

One thing I liked is Dr. Mosely explains who this plan is not for for instance pregnant women or woman breatfeeding, anyone with a history of eating disorders, on blood pressure medication or taking diabetes medication without close supervision by your doctor, moderate or severe retinopathy, psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, taking warfarin, a BMI below 21, under 18 years old or in generally poor health.

Another thing I like our the quizes included about your level of risk for becoming a type II diabetic and Are you addicted to carbs?

From my own personal experience rapidly losing my excess weight by watching my sugar and carb intake reduced my blood sugar numbers back down to a normal level and I have managed to keep the weight off.

Dr. Mosley’s book appears to be well researched and gives you the information you need.

You can pick up the book here

66% of folks ordering on Amazon gave it a 5 star rating.

Here is one reader’s experience after 8-weeks on the diet.

 

Prediabetes: Are you at risk?-A light hearted wake up call

Prediabetes is a serious threat to your health but this funny commercial is one way to point someone you love to look at their risk and to get help.

For more information go to : http://www.doihaveprediabetes.org/

Or see this related post: http://suddenlydiabetic.com/pre-diabetes-diagnosis-be-thankful/

 

The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!

Mark’s Note: I personally own this book. I bought it even before I learned I was prediabetic when my Mom suffered from the disease. One of the things I like about the book is it has checklists/quizes to help you identify if you have inflamation or maybe an Omega 3 deficientcy. The book also contains grocery lists and a diet plan.

In THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels. Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

The Prediabetes Diet Plan: How to Reverse Prediabetes and Prevent Diabetes through Healthy Eating and Exercise

A practical, empowering guide to managing and reversing prediabetes through diet and exercise, from a registered dietitian. 

Affecting 79 million Americans, prediabetes often develops into full-blown type 2 diabetes, one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Increasingly diagnosed by doctors, prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated, but not yet high enough to be labeled diabetes. While diabetes cannot be cured, prediabetes can be reversed, so it is critical to take action at an early stage. In straightforward, jargon-free language, The Prediabetes Diet Plan explains insulin resistance (the underlying cause of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes) and offers a comprehensive strategy of diet and lifestyle change, which has been proven more effective than medication. With sections on meal planning, grocery shopping, dining out, supplements, and exercise, this book empowers you to make healthier everyday choices that can effect real change on your insulin levels and overall well-being.

Prediabeties defined

Welcome to the War On Diabetes Keeping It Simple Series. Today we answer the question, What is Prediabetes?
There’s that prefix – pre. How bad can it be? It’s not really diabetes.
That’s what I though when I was diagnosed with Prediabetes. A lot of folks who go on to get Type 2 Diabetes are first told they have Prediabetes. But do we listen? Not very often. I certainly didn’t.
I heard those urban legends about folks who had reversed Prediabetes. Every story involved long, sweaty workouts at the gym and those weren’t for me. And, those tofu diets. Just no. It was PRE-diabetes, after all.
So, what does it mean when you are diagnosed with Prediabetes? It’s a warning that if you don’t do anything, you are on the road to getting Type 2 Diabetes.
Okay, so you understand that Type 2 Diabetes usually follows Prediabetes. But, can you reverse Prediabetes, or delay the onset of full-blown Diabetes? The short, simple and true answer is YES.
First, how does your doctor know you have Prediabetes? You have been given an A1C blood test – they can determine through the magic of science how much sugar, aka glucose, has been in your blood during the last 60 to 90 days.
The results of this test generally fall between 4.0 and 13.0. Lower numbers are better. Up to 5.7, you’re good. 5.7 to 6.4 and diagnosed with Prediabetes. Above 6.5, and you have Type 2 Diabetes.
And, you are not alone. There are 86,000,000 people with Prediabetes in the United States. That’s the combined populations of Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Arizona. Every man, woman and child.
It just takes two simple steps to reverse, or slow, Prediabetes. Two simple steps – Diet and Exercise.
The Diet should be heavy on fresh vegetables, some fresh fruit, whole grains and proteins. See the plate? Use it as a guide. The great thing is that it’s a diet you can live very well with.
You might need to lose a little weight. How much? A loss of even 10% of your body weight can make a huge difference not just in fighting Prediabetes.
I really didn’t even like the idea of exercise. So, I chose one that I knew I would do – and you need to do the same thing. Take a look at the list of exercises and activities. Find ones you will do and do them.
With a just a little adjustment here and there, you can either reverse or slow Prediabete. Either result is great. And, by the way, you might just enjoy the best health of your life! You can do it.
Don’t want to wait for more videos? You can go to Amazon and get the book, Winning Your War On Diabetes for the Kindle.

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What To Eat for Prediabetes

Martha Mckittrick offers tips on what to eat if you are diagnosed as prediabetic. As a nutritionist she offers her perspective on what she believes you should eat. Remember to always test and monitor your blood sugar when undergoing any  diabetes diet as your situation is unique.

Prediabetes Lifestyle Changes Trump Drugs!

This video points out a number of clinical studies that show that making lifestyle changes eliminated prediabetes and was more succesful than using a diabetes drug such as metformin.

Diabetes: Diabetes Diet: Foods You Wish You Knew To Reverse Diabetes:: 20 Superfoods, Herbs & Drinks To Change Your Life

Mark’s Note:
I am skeptical of any book that promises to reverse or cure diabetes or claims I can still eat all my favorite foods. From my experience that is just not true. I agree with the author though that just using medication to make your symptoms go away is not the answer either. Diet, eating certain diabetes friendly foods and herbs and spices though is not a bad idea so you might pick up some valuable information but as always use your own common sense and test, test, test.

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