When you’re a vegan who also happens to be diabetic, you might worry that it will be difficult to manage a balanced diet. Trying to find a way to combine both a diabetic diet and a vegan diet can certainly feel like it’d raise your blood pressure. However, eating a raw food, plant-based diet can be extremely beneficial to people with diabetes, and here’s why.
Nutrition For Diabetes
Like most health issues, when dealing with diabetes, it is extremely critical that your body be in its best possible state. By adopting a plant-based, primarily raw food diet, diabetics can strengthen their immune system, increase their energy and help support their body in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. There are a few quick changes you can make right away, and Hallelujah Diet™ is right by your side to help jumpstart your body's remarkable self-healing abilities.
When you eliminate all animal fats from your diet, you might be concerned about the lack of protein. However, humans tend to consume much more protein than we actually need. On top of that, many vegan foods are excellent sources of protein. Things such as nuts, seeds, beans, and plant-based milks are all protein-rich and make getting rid of meat in your diet much easier.
While they may be delicious, fruits contain a lot of sugar and will not be helpful for people with diabetes. Instead, limit your fruit intake to no more than 15% of your total dietary intake with an emphasis on organic berries. To help supplement this loss, you can replace the fruit by drinking an 8 oz vegetable juice (made with a mix of 1/2 carrot and 1/2 greens in a juicer). To enhance your meals even more, try having a large salad with each one. Feel free to get creative, as it doesn’t need to be a traditional salad every time: try adding a blended one or even a smoothie.
The Best Hydration For Diabetics
Not only is food an important aspect of a balanced diet for people with diabetes, but it is also critical to hydrate as well! Drinking at least ½ oz of water per pound of body weight is suggested, and we’d recommend using distilled water to aid in detoxification.
If water isn’t enough to please your palate, you can also add some herbal tea, unsweetened coffee, and, as we mentioned earlier, some vegetable juice to your diet. After being on the Hallelujah Diet for three months, we also recommend adding Hydroboost to your distilled or reverse osmosis purified water. It will help boost three crucial elements: protection against free radicals, hydration to your cells, and nutrition.
Importance of Vitamins for the Diabetic Vegan
Some of the most important vitamins that diabetic people need come from animal products, but thankfully, there are other ways of getting them. For example, B-12 is needed to form red blood cells and is also a key player in the function and development of brain and nerve cells. It can be found in some breakfast cereals, plant-based milks or taken as a supplement.
Calcium is another essential nutrient. It is a mineral most often associated with healthy bones and teeth and plays an important role in blood clotting, helping muscles to contract, and regulating normal heart rhythms and nerve functions. While some dairy alternatives contain calcium, you can also find it in almonds, oranges, and even kale. As a person with diabetes, you should be more concerned about magnesium than calcium, as magnesium plays a key role in maintaining normal blood pressure, a common struggle for diabetics.
How Hallelujah Diet™ Can Help
The Hallelujah Diet™ was specifically designed to address nutritional deficiencies and detoxify within the body simultaneously, providing the most efficient and effective way to support the body's self-healing ability.
The Diabetes Rescue Plan is the perfect place to start, as it includes a one-month supply of the fundamental supplements that accompany the basic Hallelujah Diet (such as BarleyMax and Fiber Cleanse) along with some additional ways to help you maintain your plant-based diabetic lifestyle.
Follow the recommendations in The Hallelujah Diet™ Refined: Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar and adhere to the guidelines in Hallelujah! Simple Weekly Meal Plans to help maintain your diet and keep your blood sugar at safe levels. Being diabetic doesn’t mean you have to cut out flavorful meals. These recipes are both delicious and nutritious!
You can’t make a significant change overnight, so we recommend following these guides for at least two months before transitioning to the regular Hallelujah Diet. At the end of the day, the goal is to continue to supercharge your efforts and maintain a healthy lifestyle with a plant-based diet. Soon enough, you’ll be back on track to feeling just as God intended you to again.