Diet to Control MS Will it Fight Diabete 2?

Will Dr. Terry Wahl’s diet to control her MS also fight and control Diabetes2?

Here is an excerpt from her webpage.  Link is below at the end of the article.

“Here are three simple food rules to follow to ensure you will have enough building blocks on hand for optimal function of your brain and reduced risk of excessive inflammation.

Eat 9 cups of vegetables and fruit (3 green, 3 sulfur, 3 color) to ensure you have enough B vitamins, minerals (sulfur, iodine, magnesium), antioxidants, and essential fats through food (greens, seafood, grass fed meat, game, wild fish, flax, walnuts)
Reduce food allergy risk (go gluten-free and dairy-free)
Eat organic, locally grown foods and grow more of your own

Tips to eat the Wahls Way™

Focus on greens, in smoothies, salads, chips, soups and stews.
Steam kale 30 seconds to cut the bitterness and use as a wrap for meat, chicken salad or tuna salad.
Make chicken nachos: cover corn chips with finely chopped kale, onions, and tomatoes. Top with vegan (gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free) imitation cheese shreds. Broil.
Mix kale with other leaf lettuce for salads.
Marinate kale in lime juice or vinegar and sea salt for 30 minutes to overnight to cut the bitterness and soften.
Add grated fresh ginger to kale salads to cut the bitterness.
For green smoothies, use this basic recipe: 1 cup greens, 2 cups fruit or juice, 1-2 cups ice. Be mindful of the colors! If you mix greens and purples you will end up with a brown smoothie, which may be less appealing.
Rotate through different greens, such as kale, spinach, lettuce, beet greens, mustard greens, and parsley so that you don’t eat just one kind of green.

Kale chips

Kale is packed with vitamins and minerals and is very inexpensive for the nutrition contained within. Chips are a great way to enjoy kale — even your teenagers will enjoy.

1 bunch kale (remove stems – save for smoothies)
1-2 tsp sea salt, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1-2 tsp black pepper, ½ tsp cayenne pepper
Mix seasoning with kale (it will shrink by 50%)
Add 1 to 2 tbsp walnut oil and ½ cup nutritional yeast to coat leaves
Lay leaves on dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 95 degrees overnight or bake in the oven at 250 to 300 degrees until crispy, checking every 15 minutes till crunchy.

Beet Smoothie

Beets are packed with vitamins and minerals and are very inexpensive for the nutrition contained within them. Blend the following for a refreshing smoothie.

1/2 beet (sliced or chopped)
1-2 cups orange juice
1 apple
1 cup water or iced tea
1 cup ice
Fresh ginger to taste”
http://www.terrywahls.com/eating-the-wahls-way?EID=21804181&CID=4349357

 

 

How Protein Affects Blood Sugar Control and Weight Loss

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How does protein affect blood sugar control?  It is digested more slowly than carbohydrates therefore it doesn’t tend to cause high spikes in your blood sugar.  Fat is also in this category.

However, it is better to have a mix of protein, fat and carbohydrate in every meal.  You need the carbs for quick energy, the protein for slower digestion to keep feeding you energy and VERY IMPORTANT keep you from feeling those hunger pains.  Fat is also digested more slowly and you need some fat each day for two reasons, first to control blood sugar by slower digestion and second…your brain cells contain fat so you need to feed it!

The secret to all of this eating is to establish a daily calorie intake,  decide on menus for the day, divide up your intake into three meals and two snacks.  Include protein, fat and carbohydrates in all of them while staying within your calorie allocation.

Here is a  suggestions to help out with your dieting.  Look to the right sidebar under  Carolyn Recommends there is a very inexpensive booklet that is small enough to take with with you .  It is great for looking up food and finding out what a serving is and how many calories!  It deals in exchanges but all an exchange does is list the serving size and calories for different foods and often groups foods into categories.

Below is a link to a company that prepares fresh meals and ships them to you, but they do have a very handy calculator that you can use for free to help you decide  how much you can eat and still lose weight.


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