Diabetes and diet. High carb, low carb or what?

diabetic diet

There has and always will be controversy over the best types of diet for people with diabetes. But this debate is not exclusive to simply those with diabetes but the population on the whole.

I am a big consumer of podcasts on a whole range of health topics but often geeky stuff about science, food and exercise. My favourite podcasts at the moment that I am working my way through are:

  • “The Calorie Myth” by Jonathon Bailor
  • “Fat Burning Man” by Abel James
  • “Ben Greenfields Fitness Podcast”
  • “Cut the Fat” by Dr Ray Hinish and Blythe Alberg
  • “Fitness Behaviour” by Bevan James Eyles
  • “Nutrition Diva” by Monica Reinagal

The top 4 of these podcasts advocate a low carb diets.

There is now evidence that our bodies do not need carbohydrates to function whereas proteins and good fats from sources such as avocado, oily fish such as salmon and oils such as extra virgin olive and coconut oils, should be consumed in larger quantities. They also argue that the leading health bodies push to “eat plenty of wholegrain breads and cereals” is not only false and not backed up by scientific evidence, but it is significantly contributing to the obesity epidemic and onset of diabetes around the world. They say that the grains and legumes that we consume today in such large quantities are mass produced and so heavily genetically modified that they do not even resemble the products of as little as 50 years ago. Some argue that they are contributing to many auto-immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and many more.

If you are interested in learning more about the diet that is right for you, it is essential that you read and listen to as much as you can from all the various sources and try things out. We are all different and not one diet, no one exercise, not one solution, works for us all.

At ADOS we work with you as an individual and learn what makes you tick and help you to find the best solutions for you and your long term health.

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