A Plant-Based Solution To The Alarming Diabetes Epidemic

A recent study has found that 1 in 8 people are predestined to contract type 2 diabetes by 2045. These findings are astounding. If obesity levels are left unaddressed, global rates for disease will rise from 9% to 12%.

The desperate need to prevent these numbers from becoming a reality has brought the plant-based diet into the spotlight. A plant-based diet has been shown to promote remarkable blood sugar improvements and weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes, even without calorie restriction.

Currently, 14% of the global population is obese and 9% has type 2 diabetes. According to the European Congress on Obesity in Vienna, Italy, it’s predicted that 22% of our world population will be obese and 12% will have type 2 diabetes by 2045.

There are immanent complications that come with diabetes patients. Diabetes patients require consistent monitoring because of the possibilities of complications such as amputations and blindness. The Steno Diabetes Centre and the University College London state that, in order to prevent type 2 diabetes rates from rising above 10%, obesity levels must come down by a quarter.

The healthcare system and healthcare providers must recognize the challenge that obesity presents. They must also mobilize disease prevention resources to curb the progression of these two diseases. The solution to this dilemma is not a reduction in calorie intake, but an evolution of lifestyle and diet.

“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food.” – Hippocrates

Diabetes Undone is one such program that harnesses the power of a healthy lifestyle to spark type 2 diabetes and prediabetes reversal. A plant-based diet has been shown to promote remarkable blood sugar improvements and weight loss in people with type 2 diabetes – even without calorie restriction. As the Diabetes Undone program explains, food choices that are on the “green light” spectrum of the plant-based diabetic-friendly diet will move you towards diabetes reversal and the healthiest you can be.

Here’s a quick recipe from Diabetes Undone that utilizes the concept of “green light foods.”

Smoky Chickpea and Vegetable Soup

*Diabetes Undone is an 8-session video course produced by Life and Health Network. It’s now on sale and available for cheaper than ever – just $49. Start your journey to health today.

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Raeann Leal

Raeann is a graduate student at Loma Linda University School of Public Health pursuing her MPH in Lifestyle Medicine. In her free time, Raeann likes to cook unique and healthy dishes, read relevant and recent research articles related to diseases and their cures, and experience the outdoors.

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