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Diabetics Beware - The Biggest Sugar Scams To Avoid
Despite what food industry professionals may say, people with diabetes or with a disposition to it, should completely avoid sugar.
Dietary expert and founder of www.thediabeticshub.com, Ms Simone Sleep, slams the theory that encourages diabetics to eat a little bit of sugar every day.
“These people are struggling to keep their blood sugar and Insulin levels low”, Ms Sleep said.
“Eating consistent small amounts of sugar doesn’t make any sense at all, it just keeps insulin levels at a high level which isn’t healthy”, she said.
“It really does confuse the general public about what type of sugar to eat, how much is too much and who is actually telling the truth.”
“There is a lot of misinformation out there – even from major Australian groups that people trust.”
“The Diabetic epidemic is growing at a phenomenal rate”.
“The overconsumption of sugar and commercialisation of our food is playing a major contribution to this sky-rocketing growth.”
More than 1.8 million Australians will be diagnosed with diabetes by the year 2023, according to recent Diabetes Australia* figures.
“Australian’s have one of the highest rates of diabetes in the world.”
“This is putting pressure on the national health system and not bypassing the real issue of how to treat the epidemic”.
“In most cases diabetes can be prevented through diet, yet most people are getting confused by the conflicting information.”
“They don’t want to be on medication for the rest of their lives either.”
Ms Sleep said the main misconceptions in what food diabetics should eat, and what causes the disease in the first place include:
- Diabetics can eat small amounts of sugar. Diabetics cannot afford to eat more sugar than what their bodies are able to cope with and there is a zero tolerance.
- Diabetics should not eat saturated fat. Studies prove that eating a diet high in good saturated fats, like real butter, meat fat, lard, avocado and soft cheese, keeps insulin lower throughout the day.
- Diabetics can eat cereal for breakfast. They should be eating food like fat, protein or soaked porridge, which lowers insulin levels all day long.
- Diabetics can eat fruit. Some fruits are lower in sugar content than others, like banana and oranges, for example are very high in sugar and will raise blood sugar levels.
- Diabetics suffer from Periodontal Disease. Diabetics must have their oral health checked due to the damage done before they were diagnosed with diabetes as eating incorrectly for a long time causes damage to your mouth.
Ms Sleep said it’s anyone who truly understands diabetes will not advise the consumption of sugar.
“But unfortunately they do,” said Ms Sleep. “Knowledge is power for exceptional health – get educated yourself if you can’t rely on regular medicine,” she said. “We don’t want moderate health by being advised to eat a moderately, it’s not good enough if one wants to take control of their health”.
Ms Simone Sleep runs free monthly Diabetic Workshops on the Gold Coast.
The next workshop will be held on Thursday, January 23rd 2014 at the Wyndham Building Bundall. For more information on the workshop, and what diabetics should and shouldn’t eat, visit www.thediabeticshub.com.
About Simone Sleep
Simone is a qualified and registered naturopath for over 16 years, who has studied internationally to further her understanding in biochemistry nutrition, pathology and dental toxicology. This has enabled her to create unique health programs with extensive blood chemistries that are not common knowledge in Australia.
The drive to create The Diabetics Hub was watching her grandfather die slowly and painfully from Type I Diabetes.
*Diabetes Australia, (Vos et al., 2004).
Phone: 0420 362 990
More information: www.thediabeticshub.com
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- Simone Sleep
- Institute of Metabolic Syndrome & Research
- (61) 0420 362 990
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