Joanne M. Gallivan, RD, director of the National Diabetes Education Program at the National Institutes of Health, has this kitchen tip: “Garlic has been shown to have many healthful benefits, including lowering the risk for many cancers. But the way you treat it while preparing a dish can enhance its cancer-fighting properties. A recent study showed that letting garlic rest for about 10 minutes before it is used in cooking may enhance its cancer-fighting benefits. Chopping or crushing garlic helps to produce the active compounds that give it the distinct smell and healthful sulfide compounds. But heating it immediately after it is chopped inactivates the cancer-fighting properties.”
Different types of fasting is a common denominator in many colon cleansing programs. Do not go on any type of fast without consulting a physician. Make dietary changes and eat vegetables rich in fiber, but do so in moderation. Start by adding one additional serving per day. Do not use a laxative. Add fruits or vegetables to the diet that have a laxative-like action to them. Add prunes to the diet, but again, use moderation. Prunes are a fruit that are high in sugar. Incorporate milk of magnesia, as this brings more water into the colon. This makes passing stools easier. Cut down on meats and drink plenty of water.
Exercise also helps the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system transports white blood cells, along with other waste materials and fat, which are filtered out through the lymph nodes. Essentially, the lymphatic system is the body’s inner “drainage” system. Physical movement (as simple as walking) aids the draining of the lymphatic system, and perhaps the best way to assist in the process is through regular exercise. This helps to keep fluids circulating and flowing so that nutrients can reach your cells. Any exercise is good for promoting the flow of lymph fluid, however certain exercises have been particularly beneficial. These include high intensity interval training (HIIT) and yoga.
I’m type 2 and road bike but I do notice if I eat to many carbs my feet start to tingle. How will this type of diet help me and still give me enough energy to sustain a 50 mile 15mph pace? I seem to tucker out with out the extra carbs. Do you have any suggestions?
Cilantro: helps to flush heavy metals from the body. In one study, results showed that mercury deposits were successfully eliminated after consuming 100mg of cilantro four times a day. It was also discovered that the consumption of cilantro can speed up the elimination of aluminum, mercury, and lead deposits as well as other toxins throughout the body. However, since cilantro can occasionally break loose more toxins and heavy metals than the body can effectively process at one time, it is recommended that you pair the cilantro with bentonite clay, which will bind the toxins and ensure they are removed from the body and not reentered into the bloodstream.
For many years, soy was promoted as a food that could help lower cholesterol and improve heart disease risk factors. Recent studies have found that soy protein and isoflavone supplement pills do not have major effects on cholesterol or heart disease prevention. The American Heart Association still encourages patients to include soy foods as part of an overall heart healthy diet but does not recommend using isoflavone supplements.
If you have been inactive or you are trying a new activity, start slowly, with 5 to 10 minutes a day. Then add a little more time each week. Increase daily activity by spending less time in front of a TV or other screen. Try these diabetic cleanse ways to add physical activities in your life each day:
Extra virgin olive oil, barberry: stimulate the liver, the gallbladder and the production of bile. Extra virgin olive oil specifically stimulates the gallbladder and bile duct to contract and expel its contents.
One of the specific types of antioxidants found in blueberries are anthocyanins, which give them their blue color. Recent research links eating foods rich in anthocyanins with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that people who ate two or more servings of blueberries weekly reduced their risk of developing type 2 by 23 percent, even after adjusting for age, weight, and lifestyle factors. While these results are promising, it should be noted that further studies are needed to determine the causal relationship between eating blueberries and decreased chances of developing diabetes.
This recipe is also included in the “guiltless” category because it is virtually fat free! The use of applesauce in quick breads in lieu of oil is not only heart healthy and MUCH lower in calorie (its use saves about 60 calories per half-inch slice!), but it results in a tender, sweet quickbread.