This Popular Diet May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes… But It Has a Huge Flaw
The mainstream has been wrong about dietary fats since the 1950s. But it seems like they’re starting to come around.
New research shows that eating a high-fat diet may reduce your type 2 diabetes risk by up to 40%.1 But there’s more to the story than that…
Researchers in Spain followed 3,541 subjects over four years. All of them were at high risk for developing heart disease. This is important because people with diabetes are twice as likely to experience a heart attack or stroke.2
At the beginning of the study, none of the subjects had type 2 diabetes. These people didn’t exercise. They didn’t even change their lifestyle. After four years, researchers found that a specific type of high-fat diet lowered their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by at least 18%. And there’s an easy change they could’ve made to get even better results.
The Mediterranean Diet is incredibly popular—and for good reason. A Mediterranean diet is traditionally rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, fruits, and vegetables. It’s shown to lower both heart disease and stroke risk. We’re not talking about just risk factors, either. It actually helps lower incidence of heart attacks and stroke.3
But while it blows the standard American diet out of the water, it’s far from perfect.
It relies heavily on whole grains.
If that’s not raising any red flags for you, it should be. Even “heart-healthy” whole grains cause inflammation in your body. They also cause your blood sugar levels to spike, which raises your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. But there’s another problem with eating whole grains—and it might be just as dangerous.
Grains contain phytic acid (PA). It’s a substance that blocks the absorption of essential nutrients. These include zinc, iron, magnesium, copper, and calcium.4 This means if you’re eating a diet high in grains, you could actually be preventing your body from getting the nutrients it needs over time. Not to mention you’ll also be raising your inflammation and blood sugar in the process. High inflammation…low nutrient absorption… Talk about a bad combination.
The Mediterranean Diet emphasizes whole grains. Yet people on this diet still lowered their diabetes risk. So what gives? Its diabetes-fighting power comes from the high fat and vegetable content—not grains. Olive oil alone, one of the fundamental fats on this diet, can help you lower inflammation and reduce your risk of heart disease. Remember, inflammation is a major cause of most modern health conditions—including type 2 diabetes.5
|Grain isn’t the only problem with the Mediterranean diet… It also emphasizes limiting red meat consumption to a few times a month. That’s a big mistake. Eating grass-fed beef provides you with 800 mg of conjugates linoleic acid (CLA) per 4-ounce serving. CLA may help you reduce inflammation, prevent blood sugar spikes, and even lower your risk of heart attack.6|
Lowering your risk for diabetes—and reducing inflammation—can be as simple as eating the right foods. The Mediterranean Diet is a step in the right direction compared to the standard American diet. But it’s not your best path to optimal health and longevity.
Instead, aim for a Paleo-type diet that eliminates grain and other processed foods. It may be the key to preventing and fighting cancer. Your carbs, while kept low, should be coming from leafy green vegetables—not a box of whole grain pasta. Eating organic fruits and vegetables, wild-caught fatty fish, grass-fed beef, nuts, and healthful fats will help you lower inflammation and avoid diabetes.
Unchecked inflammation also leads to more than 80 different autoimmune diseases. Don’t think this affects you? Think again. A simple symptom like fatigue could indicate a disorder. Some don’t have any symptoms at all…at first. But if you can control your inflammation, you’ll not only avoid autoimmune disorders, your overall health will improve.
In the May issue of Natural Health Dossier, just posted to the Members Only section of our website, we get into more specifics on how a Paleo-centric diet can slash inflammation…a closer look at what causes autoimmune conditions…the type of doctor to seek out to help you treat them (your regular physician isn’t going to cut it) and more.
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