High carbs. Low carbs. High protein. Low protein. Vegetarian. Meat-based. The dietary war is real. Which dietary approach proves best for Type 2 diabetes? A study conducted in 2009 investigated the impact of diet on the improvement of glucose control in Type 2 diabetic patients. The participants of the study who received high carb, high fiber, low glycemic foods experienced a significant drop in blood glucose levels and insulin stabilization. This research and its findings suggest a radical, low-cost method of treatment for Type 2 diabetes: a healthy diet based on legumes (beans), fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. The war for our health is worth fighting and with weapons like these, it can actually be a pleasure.

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