Friday, April 5, 2013

Reduce The Risk of Diabetes with Avocado


Eating avocado may help prevent dangerous blood sugar spikes which is an essential component in the prevention and controlling of  type 2 diabetes and insulin sensitivity, which is on the rise. Research suggests that eating a diet with substantial monounsaturated fats ( which are found in avocados)  and complex carbohydrates may help improve sensitivity to insulin.

I recently read an article about why eating avocados can help regulate blood sugar spikes and thus play a role in  helping to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. I found it very interesting because not long ago I ran a post about how eating nuts helps regulate insulin levels. There seems to be a correlation between eating good fats and regulating blood sugar.

Unfortunately, fat has gotten a bad reputation in the last 15 years. Many manufactured low fat foods have become higher in sugar and salt to compensate for the loss of taste.However, not all fat is bad for you. In fact , our bodies need good fats. Especially our brains which are composed of 60% fat.
Monounsaturated fats found in avocados are good for you and necessary for a healthy body.

The Article  also stated that in the last few years the incidence of type two diabetes in adults and kids has risen 40%. That is scary. We are finding out that the typical American diet creates a society of overweight undernourished Americans who are candidates for many degenerative diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure etc. The sad part is that most people, instead of correcting their diet and exercising, have begun to accept taking medication to regulate blood sugar, to lower blood pressure as a way of life; these medications are not without side affects.

In addition, I've read other information that suggests that manufacturers add sugars, starches, and other addicting substances to our processed foods to make them addicting. This is problematic because once our palates get used to foods with high sugar and high salt contents, it's hard to develop a taste for more natural lower sugar and salt foods. It seems the more sugar and salt we eat, the more we want. This has become a major concern with young children, who prefer processed foods over the more natural healthy foods.

Kids regularly eat breakfast cereals ( and it's not just the sugary ones that are high in sugar and poor quality carbohydrates) , fast food, desserts, snacks etc. What they need to eat are real foods that are not manufactured in a factory which include fresh vegetables, hot oatmeal, avocados, nuts ( if allowed) and fruit for snacks, instead of packaged foods.

The Director of the Yale Prevention Research Center, David L Katz was quoted saying that the good fats in avocados can help your body use glucose properly so damaging spikes in blood sugar can be prevented.

But weight control is also an important factor in controling insulin sensitivity and diabetes and avocados are caloric  They should be added to meals sensibly. \. According to the article, avocado is best used by the body  when a few slices are added to a salad, eaten as a condiment, or used to replace mayonnaise. It is not suggested that diabetics consume an entire avocado at a sitting.

mashed avocado, chopped cherry tomatoes, chopped celery ,lemon juice, fresh pressed garlic, chopped  parsley
Read these articles for additional information and recipes;
 benefits of eating avocado

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  1. Very interesting...the best part is I ♥♥♥ avocados.

  2. yay, another healthy reason to eat avocado. love them just plain or with mexican food.

  3. I loved reading this. I love avocado, and am also a bit tired of all those sugar-loaded/carb-loaded recipes that are everywhere. I just think so differently. More like: let's eat avocados. So, then, PURPOSEFULLY: Let me invite you to come link your article up with us! With more people thinking my way.... I'll be happier.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this at my say G'day Saturday party. I've just shared this on my Say G'day Saturday Pinterest board-I love avocado and make guacamole every weekend.

    If you have a moment to stop by my blog for this week's party I'm inviting my pinning blogger friends to pin to my Mother's Day group board. I'd be thrilled if you could join in!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  5. It looks so mouthwatering hopefully they helps to cure the or prevent from the further damage.Adding this in balance diet probably worthy decision.

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