Alkaline Plant Based Diet
Alkaline Plant Based Diet

Why Does A Plant Based Diet Protect Against Diabetes?

By | October 12th, 2015 | Modified - March 7th, 2019
Why Does A Plant Based Diet Protect Against Diabetes
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Free radials appear to be an important trigger for insulin resistance and diabetes 2, and the strong concentration of antioxidants in a whole food plant-based diet help to negate the negative effects of free radicals.

Not only does the consumption of a plant-based diet increase the amount of antioxidants in the body, it also causes antioxidant enzymes to increase. A conventional diabetic diet actually decreases antioxidant enzyme production.

Some of the phytonutrients in plant foods are now thought to be lipotropes, which help to quickly remove fat from the organs and counteract the inflammatory processes initiated by saturated animal fats.

Too much fat is the bloodstream causes insulin resistance and also contributes to heart disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Fiber in plant foods also decreases insulin resistance by removing excess estrogen from the body. Data supports that excessive estrogen plays a role in the development of diabetes. High fat, low fiber diets stimulate the specific bacteria in the colon to produce unwanted estrogen.

By eating a lot of fiber you can flush the excess estrogen out of the body. You can find the best plant foods to eat to support homeostasis on this Dr Sebi food list.

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Alklaine Plant Based Diet
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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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