Strate­gies for con­trol­ling or re­vers­ing di­a­betes

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

NU­TRI­TIONAL medicine prac­ti­tion­ers ad­vo­cate these strate­gies to fight di­a­betes: Hav­ing a leaner body through reg­u­lar ex­er­cise; Con­sum­ing only starches rich in polysac­cha­rides such as veg­eta­bles; Avoid­ing soft drinks, al­co­holic bev­er­ages, and sweet fruits; Lower in­take of food with high gly­caemic in­dex; Low­er­ing the el­e­vated stress hor­mone cor­ti­sol; Low­er­ing in­take of di­etary fats, par­tic­u­larly polyun­sat­u­rates; Rais­ing in­take of medium- chain fatty acids like vir­gin co­conut oil; Gain­ing ad­e­quate sleep; Not skip­ping meals and eat­ing small por­tions per meal; Ke­to­genic diet un­der the su­per­vi­sion of a li­censed health ther­a­pist; Re­vers­ing in­sulin re­sis­tance

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