Diabetes, the totally avoidable killer
Dietary hacks that are good for anyone; diabetic or not
, Protein | every meal
Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Lamb or any organ meats thereof (liver, heart, kidneys, stomachs (gizzards)), Legumes (beans lentils chick peas), Fish (wild caught only), Nuts, Seeds.
Fats | with carbs; less carbs, more fats
Increase your intake of healthy fats like virgin olive oil, organic butter (yes butter protects your heart, while margarine is a KILLER. See my fats page for the dirty margarine story.
Fruit | only at the beginning of a meal
Fruit eaten at the beginning of a meal will help weight loss. The subsequent protein and fats from the meal will knock down the glycemic index. Never eat fruit alone. If you'd like a snack of just fruit, do add some nuts or seeds to again introduce glycemic lowering protein and fat.
Water - drink plenty of water and or herbal teas, hot or cold. Lots of fluids increases fat metabolism and aids every aspect of health!
a note about the Glycemic Index
I ignore it completely, since adding protein and fat to any carbohydrate sends the glycemic index plummeting to healthy low levels. If someone understands what good carbs are vs bad carbs, that's more than good enough. For more on carbs