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The Single Best Daily Habit To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

The Single Best Daily Habit To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

If you are one of the millions of people on this planet that struggle with insulin insensitivity, high blood sugar levels, Type 2 diabetes and its negative health consequences, this article is a must-read. There’s one important daily habit you can implement to take back control of your blood sugar levels, slow the progression of the Type 2 diabetes, and even reverse it.

The Single Best Daily Habit To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

There’s no big secret and you would be hard-pressed to find a doctor or nutritionist to offer counter-advice. The single best daily habit to reverse Type 2 diabetes is to limit (or eliminate) bad fats, sugars, and refined carbohydrates.  These can include:

  • Trans fatsRed no sign over a pyramid made of sugar cubes
  • Saturated fats
  • Partially hydrogenated oils
  • Sugars
  • Sweets
  • Desserts
  • Sugary cereals
  • Most baked goods
  • Sodas
  • Fruit juices

Fresh produce on a scale and bowl of rice to show better eating habitsLimiting these bad fats and sugars from your daily diet can make a tremendously positive impact on your blood sugar levels. It sounds like a challenge to limit these types of foods from your diet, but you have more control than you think you do. Others may tell you that failure is inevitable, stating, “No, no, dietary changes are too difficult.” However, the secret is focusing on the word ‘habit.’ It’s one thing to know that certain food choices are devastating to your blood sugar levels and the progression of Type 2 diabetes, but if you don’t make good choices a habit, then that knowledge does you little good. You can change the trajectory of your life and take control of your Type 2 diabetes today. You’ve made one healthy choice by reading this article, and now it’s time make another and another and another. You can achieve the health you want, but yes, it takes some grit. It takes perseverance, goal setting, and creating better habits. Here are five key aspects of creating good habits you can use to your advantage.

1. Learning

Close up of the words Diabetes Type 2The first key to creating good habits is learning what your personal obstacles are. Your obstacles could be lust, aversion, ill will, sloth, restlessness, worry, or doubt.

Whatever they are, understanding your personality and challenges will allow you to overcome your obstacles.

2. Connectedness

Female family members stacking hands and being connectedStaying connected with your contacts will help you create healthy habits. Let everyone in your social circle know about your commitment to healthier choices so they can encourage you. Your friends and family members are your biggest fans, so if you involve them on your road to better health, you can turn better choices into a habit.

3. Mindfulness

Doctor's stethoscope and a pile of legumes shaped as a heartBeing mindful means being aware of yourself and your surroundings, being open to new experiences, and taking on challenges with purpose. A new challenge can be as simple as changing your shopping pattern at the grocer or market – try shopping on the perimeter of the store where the fresh produce and healthy proteins are. Avoid the aisles of the store as much as possible. Now, there are exceptions to that.

Nuts, seeds, and legumes are in the aisles, but doing your best to shop on the outside of the grocery store has an important impact on your shopping pattern. You’ll have healthier foods available in your cupboards every day.

4. Giving and Gratitude

Adult daughter giving her mother a gerber daisy and saying thank youMaintaining an attitude of giving and gratitude changes everything and has reciprocal rewarding effects. When you give generously and are of service to others, you’re more likely to be positive all around. When you’re feeling positive, it’s much easier to turn good choices into habits.

5. Planning

Blood Sugar Premier by Zenith LabsThe fifth key to creating good habits is planning. Setting a date and knowing when you want to make these changes increases your willpower. Try marking different goals and changes on your calendar so you can see them every day. Believe that you stick to these dates and changes to improve your health.

Here at Zenith Labs, we’ve formulated a highly researched supplement called Blood Sugar Premier. This supplement, paired with dietary changes and physical activity, can make a positive impact on your blood sugar levels.

The greatest wealth is health and the best time to start is now. Remember, making dietary changes in your life can slow down the progression of Type 2 diabetes – or even reverse it!


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What Cinnamon Does To Your Body If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

What Cinnamon Does To Your Body If You Have Type 2 Diabetes

If you’re one of the millions of people in the world that struggle with diabetes, or you’ve been told that you’re pre-diabetic, read on. We’ll set the record straight on what cinnamon can do for your body if you have diabetes, struggle with blood sugar control, are pre-diabetic, and what it simply cannot do.

If you struggle with diabetic issues, then the fastest way of managing it is not to take a bunch of supplements of empty promises. The key is diet, proper medication, and some supplements that can be beneficial to help with blood sugar control.

It’s estimated that as many as 23% of individuals with diabetes or pre-diabetes take cinnamon to help with blood sugar control. Now, does it work? Does it not work? The research is actually varied. Dozens of research studies have been done on the potential benefits of taking cinnamon and helping with blood sugar control.

What Cinnamon Does To Your Body…

woman pricking her own finger for blood glucose test

One particularly exciting study showed a significantly greater decrease in fasting blood glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin, waist circumference, and body mass index, in subjects that took cinnamon compared to another group that was taking simply a placebo. It helped with waist-to-hip ratio, blood pressure, total serum cholesterol or blood cholesterol, low density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, and it improved elements of high density lipoprotein.

small wooden bowl with cinnamon powder, a cinnamon stick lying across the bowl, and a few cinnamon sticks on the side

Accumulating evidence about cinnamon supports the notion that cinnamaldehyde, which is an active component of cinnamon, exhibits significant gluco-lowering effects. But the key is, you have to take it at the right dose. You can’t be eating cinnamon, say, in banana bread or pumpkin pie. In fact, if you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic, it is not recommended that you eat banana bread or pumpkin pie anyway, but the dose of cinnamon has to be on target with what the research shows.

graphic image of insulin and erythrocyte inside the blood vessel

Efficacy data shows that a modest decrease in fasting plasma glucose, or blood sugar, can take place if you’re taking an adequate amount of cinnamon as a supplement. After adjustment for age and sex, cinnamon use makes a difference in how the body responds to sugar.

The consumption of cinnamon is also associated with a statistically significant improvement of Haemoglobin A1C. Haemoglobin A1C levels are important because it projects how your blood sugar is over time. An improvement of Haemoglobin A1C can be significant with cinnamon intake.

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In various studies, clinicians are strongly urged to refrain from recommending just cinnamon as a sole treatment option. You need to be on a great, low-glycemic diet. You should also be on proper medication to manage your condition. Cinnamon can act as a great supplement if taken at the right dose and particularly if combined with other agents to help blood sugar control.

We’ve actually created a supplement called Blood Sugar Premier, which contains cinnamon and other agents which can help with Haemoglobin A1C levelas, blood sugar control, and weight loss.

Have you tried cinnamon supplements? Let us know if they have worked/not worked for you in the comments below. We’d love to hear about your experience!


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7 Diabetes Superfoods You Need To Eat Daily (WORKS FAST!)

7 Diabetes Superfoods You Need To Eat Daily (WORKS FAST!)

Here are seven diabetes superfoods that you need to eat daily, and the best thing is – they work fast! If you start to make these seven superfoods part of your daily routine, you can see rapid changes in your blood glucose level and stabilization of haemoglobin A1c.

 

Cure Diabetes Fast Superfoods

1. Beans and legumes

different beans and legumes on a white surfaceThe number one superfood is beans and legumes. They are terrific sources of fiber, protein, magnesium, and calcium. A study done in 2012 showed they helped to lower blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and triglycerides in people with diabetes when eaten at least two to three times a week. Earlier studies in the early 2000s showed that the single most important food that diabetics can begin to incorporate into their diet to help stabilize blood sugar is, in fact, beans and legumes.

2. Seafood

various seafood such as fish, crabs, shrimp, scallops, octopus on a white surfaceSuperfood number two: fish and seafood, especially cold-water fish, salmon, mackerel, and shellfish. Look for low mercury sources of fish and seafood. Trout is a terrific source of omega-3s and minerals. A British study showed that it has helped lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease and kidney disease in individuals with diabetes.

3. Nuts and seeds

a pile of nuts and seeds on a white surfaceNuts and seeds are rich in fiber and protein. A study done in Canada in 2014 looked at data from 12 clinical trials and showed that eating just two servings of nuts and seeds a day lowered and stabilized blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. It helped with cholesterol levels and reduced risk factors for something called metabolic syndrome.

4. Berries

different berries such as blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries on a white surfaceAny dark berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries make up this group of superfood. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health found that for every three servings of blueberries eaten per week, people can reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes by as much as 26%.

 

5. Dark leafy greens

dark leafy greens in a colanderThis includes kale, spinach, collard greens, and mustard greens. According to a review published in the British Medical Journal, eating one and a half cups of dark leafy greens each day can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 14%.

 

 

6. Yogurt

yogurt in a white bowlThe sixth diabetes superfood is yogurt. Greek yogurt is recommended as it’s a little higher in protein and a little less in carbohydrate content than normal yogurt. It is also really high in calcium, magnesium, protein, and those all-important probiotics which can help with mental health, gut health, cardiovascular health, and, certainly, help lower your blood pressure.

7. Avocado

a whole avocado and a halved avocado on a white surfaceThe seventh superfood that helps reduce your blood sugar is avocado. Avocado is high in monounsaturated fats, fiber, potassium, and lutein. In 2013, a study showed that avocados can help lower cholesterol, promote normal blood sugar, and reduce inflammation. People with diabetes have a real problem with inflammation, and insulin is a pro-inflammatory hormone which increases risk factors for a number of eye conditions, kidney conditions, and circulatory conditions. So, anything we can do to help reduce inflammation is beneficial.

These are the seven superfoods for diabetes. What you can do tonight is have a plateful of beans, legumes, lentils, and dark leafy greens. You should start eating these foods as often as you can (daily is best!).

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What's Worse Eating Processed Sugar or Trans Fat

What’s Worse Eating Processed Sugar or Trans Fat (Doctor’s Opinion)

A recent question came in online: Which is worse, trans fats or processed sugar? Now, sometimes questions posed like this, which is worse, just begs the conclusion that they’re both bad for you. But based on research, trans fats are worse than processed sugar. Let’s get into the details to understand why that is.

About trans fat

nutritional label focused on trans fatsTrans fat is an unsaturated fatty acid and a by-product of partially hydrogenated oils. It’s found in many processed foods, including margarine, coffee creamers, fast foods, frozen pizza, snack foods, and baked goods. Trans fat is also found in some peanut butter. It is frequently used by the food industry because it improves the stability of flavor and shelf life of food. It seems that the primary reason trans fats were added to the food system was due to the scrutiny of saturated fat that researchers had in the 1950s and ’60s. Considering the benefits to shelf life, flavor stability, and flexibility of food, manufacturers were gladly making the change from saturated fat to trans fat.

Medical professionals consider trans fat to be one of the most unhealthy compounds found in food today. Trans fat consumption is associated with an increase in bad cholesterol (or LDL), decrease in good cholesterol (HDL), and increased inflammation. These health risks can speed up the development of atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, increase the risk of diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cardiac-related sudden death.

scale measuring cholesterol levelIn 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced its decision to eliminate trans fats from food in the United States by 2018. Even though the FDA has recognized the negative health effects of trans fats and is taking steps to remove it, trans fat is still prevalent in our food. While the American Dietetic Association recommends no more than 1% of your daily caloric intake come from trans fats, unclear nutrition labels mean a lot of trans fats are still sneaking into your diet. Anything labeled as “partially hydrogenated fat” or “zero grams of trans fat”, doesn’t mean that there’s no trans fat in the product. This is because the FDA previously allowed products to be labeled with “zero grams of trans fat” as long as the product had less than 0.5 grams of trans fat in it. Multiple servings of “zero” grams of trans fats foods can result in much more than the recommended amount.

In 2006, an analysis found that a 2% increase in trans fat intake is associated with a 23% in cardiovascular disease risk. Cutting commercial trans fat from 2.1% of daily energy intake to 1.1% could potentially prevent 72,000 cardiovascular deaths per year. A drop to 0.1% of daily average energy intake could potentially prevent 228,000 cardiovascular deaths every year in the US.

natural sources of trans fats such as salmon, avocado, olive oil and nuts on a wooden tableNow, there is a difference between processed trans fats and natural sources of trans fats. There are natural sources of trans fats that are produced by ruminant animals such as cows, sheep, and goats. The milk or dairy that they produce contain trans fats. The studies are quite clear that industrial, synthetic forms of trans fat cause an increase in risk factors of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but the same is not true from the naturally-occurring trans fat from ruminant animals.

About processed sugar

cube of sugar half submerged in waterSome people cannot stop themselves from eating too much processed foods, in effect, eating their way into shorter lifespans caused by chronic conditions. It’s wise to be aware of both the evidence and your personal food habits and triggers for overeating junk food. The bottom line is that no amount of trans fats from industrial, synthetic forms has been deemed safe. On the other hand, you can eat sugar — as long as you do so extremely responsibly.

In the 1750s, our average intake of sugar was six to eight pounds per year. In the 1850s, that figure went up to 25 pounds per year. In the 1950s, it went up to 120 pounds per year. Currently, it sits around 130 pounds per year, which is about 40 teaspoons per day. That’s an enormous amount of sugar! Sugar is used for energy, but it’s the over consumption of processed sugar that is really detrimental to health. Estimates are that 20% of current caloric intake is from reduced empty calories of processed sugar.

three wooden spoons with various forms of processed sugars on themArtificial sweeteners such as aspartame, neotame, saccharine, sucralose, cyclamate, and alitame, have all been studied. The truth is that we do not yet know the full impact of artificial sweeteners. What we do know is that artificial sweeteners can trick the brain into thinking that you’re not eating something as sweet as it is, and so you tend to over-consume food. Researchers for Harvard University found that individuals who drink a lot of diet soda or take in a lot of artificial sweeteners may lose their taste for natural sugars found in fruits and vegetables. That’s where the problem lies — when you tend to overconsume processed sugars and artificial sweeteners with disregard to the natural sugars found in fruits in vegetables.

corn syrup in a beaker with a cob of corn in the backgroundHigh-fructose corn syrup is a blend of both glucose and fructose where both molecules are joined together, but it’s highly processed. The metabolic response by the body in reference to mostly leptin and insulin levels are negative when it comes to high-fructose corn syrup. Currently, it’s been concluded by an expert panel that high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose do not have that much difference influence on body composition and obesity. But make no mistake, high-fructose corn syrup is not blameless when it comes to adult obesity. It does cause obesity when over-consumed and is constantly correlated with increases in obesity and the development of diabetes. Sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with chronic inflammation, which can be related to increased risk for diabetes and heart disease.

Omega 3-7-9 + Krill by zenith labsProcessed sugar has been related to development of obesity, diabetes, fatty liver disease, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, cardiovascular disease, kidney stones, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, anxiety, depression, headaches, migraines, ADHD, PMS symptoms, candidiasis or overgrowth of yeast in the intestines, accelerated aging, and decreased immune function. So controlling your intake of processed sugar is important for health.

The bottom line is that you should eat whole foods and healthy fats. Here at Zenith Labs, we’ve created an extremely high quality, high potent Omega 3-7-9 + Krill Oil. You can use it to help cardiovascular disease and inflammation. Let us know your comments below!


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The Single Best Way To Fix Erectile Dysfunction in 30 Days, Period

The Single Best Way To Fix Erectile Dysfunction in 30 Days, Period

We are going to reveal the single best way to fix erectile dysfunction in 30 days. And it’s really quite simple! This topic is directed towards men, but women are encouraged to share this with their male counterparts too because, as we know, men can be a little intimidated about medical information and interventions.

 

Balance your hormones

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The single best way to fix erectile dysfunction is to balance your hormones. You’ll need to balance out several hormones including testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, growth hormone, insulin, and kidney hormones. To help balance insulin and kidney hormones, we need to get your blood sugar and blood pressure under control. We also need to balance out those other hormones, making sure that they’re within normal range for your age group. We can always look at good nutrition, herbal supplements, and L-Arginine, but if your hormones are not in balance, then you can have a more difficult time achieving an erection.

barbarian XL testosterone booster supplement by zenith labsWe’ve developed a masterclass of five pillars of health: nutrition, exercise, mind-body relationship, detox, and hormone balancing. We’ve also developed a supplement called Barbarian XL, which is tremendously effective at providing men with the erections that they desire. When we put all of these five pillars of health together, combined with the supplement, it’s remarkably effective. But we have to make sure that those hormones are in balance first before anything else as that provides the foundation.

 

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Oftentimes, if we don’t have balanced hormone levels, even the most effective medications will not work. But if you apply the five pillars of health with the hormone balancing, you’ll see remarkable results.

The single best way to fix erectile dysfunction in 30 days is to make sure you get those hormones in balance.

 

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4 Forgotten Master Herbs That Will Control Your Blood Sugar WORKS FAST

4 Forgotten Master Herbs That Will Control Your Blood Sugar (WORKS FAST!)

The natural world holds many secrets that can help our health and well-being. We’re about to uncover four fantastic herbs from the Ayurvedic form of medicine. These master herbs can help to regulate your blood sugar, help with diabetes, and help control some of the chronic issues that high blood sugar and low blood sugar can cause.

Four Master Herbs For Blood Sugar Control

Ayurvedic medicine is from East India and it has been in practice for thousands of years. The interesting thing is that some of the symptoms that they were recognizing thousands of years ago, we now know to be blood sugar dysregulation problems or diabetes. They used these four powerful herbs to treat the symptoms, and science has now come full circle to show that yes indeed, these four herbs are master herbs at helping control blood sugar levels and diabetes.

master herb Gymnema sylvestre for regulating blood sugar and diabetes

The first one is Gymnema. It’s been shown to be effective in diabetes and metabolic syndrome. It reduces blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C levels. Gymnema has components called “tritopine”, which may actually increase beta cell growth in the pancreas. The beta cells are the specific cells in the pancreas that help your body produce insulin and regulate blood sugar. Thus, tritopine could help stimulate beta cell growth and regulate blood sugar levels.

 

master herb Ashwagandha for regulating blood sugar and diabetes

The next herb is Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha has been shown to be effective for diabetes and been found to be similar to drug medications that help decrease blood sugar. A fantastic herb, it also helps with adrenal glands, stress, and thyroid issues.

 

 

master herb Holy Basil for regulating blood sugar and diabetes

Third on the list is Holy Basil. Holy basil has been found to reduce blood sugar by somewhere between 15 to 17 percent, and hemoglobin A1C by 18 percent. It also helps with symptoms of stress and anxiety. Additionally, holy basil improves beta cell stimulation in the pancreas and helps the pancreas secrete insulin.

 

 

master herb Fenugreek Seed for regulating blood sugar and diabetes

The fourth and final herb on the list is Fenugreek. Fenugreek seeds improve all measures of blood sugar. It helps lower blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C levels.

Taken together, these four Ayurvedic herbs are just as powerful as they have been for thousands of years.

 

 

 

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Full Day Of Eating For Reversing Type 2

Full Day Of Eating For Reversing Type 2 Diabetes (Doctor Recommended!)

If you have diabetes, you know how important lifestyle nutritional dietary choices are for controlling your blood sugar levels. If you struggle with what to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, read on! We’ll reveal a 24-hour meal plan for individuals with diabetes.

24-hour diabetic meal plan

clipboard with prescription pad and red letters spelling out diabetes meal planEven though the term “high protein diet” varies in definition from one study to the next, evidence supports the idea that eating 0.8 grams per kilogram body weight results in less hunger, reduced appetite, increased energy levels, and preservation or increased blood sugar levels. A recent meta-analysis study of 74 randomized controlled trials showed that eating higher protein diets significantly reduced cardiometabolic risk factors and risk factors for diabetes, body weight, BMI, weight circumference, blood pressure, triglycerides, fasting insulin. Both vegetarian and animal proteins should offer the same benefits. One study showed no significant difference between protein from animal sources and protein from vegetarian sources.

woman chopping fresh vegetables in the kitchenWhat cannot be ignored, however, is the way in which the protein food sources are prepared. The cost of high-heat cooking in a randomized controlled study showed that high-heat cooking had negative effects on diabetes. This applies to methods of cooking including boiling, poaching, stewing, steaming, rather than frying, baking, or grilling. The premise of the study was that harsher cooking methods increased the formation of advanced glycation end-products (or AGEs) that exacerbate insulin resistance. The study showed that consuming high heat cooking foods showed more signs of inflammation and more signs of glycolysis and poor glucose control.

man with a pricked finger using a blood glucose meterIn fact, the order in which we eat our meals can also influence insulin sensitivity, even though most people don’t consider this in their dietary routines. A study showed that both blood sugar and insulin levels were lower after meals that started with protein and veggies before carbohydrates, compared to eating carbohydrates first. So even the order in which you eat foods is important.

Finally, vinegar shots or apple cider vinegar before meals has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity.

Breakfast: poached eggs with spinach, cottage cheese and avocado, flaxseed slider, green tea

poached eggs sliced open on top of a bed of spinachWhen it comes to breakfast, we want high protein and lots of colors. The adage goes, “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper”. We want a lot of calories for breakfast so it sustains your energy and blood sugar levels throughout the day.

A great breakfast recipe is poached eggs over a bed of spinach. Eggs are rich in protein and the yolk of eggs are high in carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin. Poached eggs are great because we can avoid high-temperature cooking that can cause problems for diabetic patients. Plus, poaching an egg does not break the yolk, therefore, the cholesterol within the yolk does not become oxidized so it’s much safer for your overall health.

How do you best poach an egg? Take a medium size saucepan and fill it up halfway with water. Put it on medium heat. Put about a tablespoon of white vinegar to help congeal the egg whites. Crack two eggs into a small bowl while the water is heating up. Take a wooden spoon and start swirling the water. Then, take the small bowl and pour the eggs into the swirling water. When done, use a slotted spoon to take out the eggs and place on a bed of cooked spinach and/or lettuce.

To add more colors to this plate (remember, the more colourful, the better), you can also add bit of bell peppers, green onions, shredded cheese, and even some salsa for an extra kick!

cottage cheese and avocado on a brown earthenware plateAs a side to your high-protein breakfast, have some cottage cheese with sliced avocados. You’ll get healthy fatty acids from the avocado, and more proteins from the cottage cheese. You can add some berries, raspberries, blueberries, nuts, almond or pumpkin seeds, for some powerful antioxidants.

Have a cup of green tea to get some antioxidants. You can also make a flaxseed slider as a source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. All you need is about a tablespoon of flaxseed in a shot glass, fill it half-full with water, and let it soak overnight so the flaxseed soaks up the water. In the morning, down it like a shot!

This is going to be high protein, high antioxidant to help support your blood sugar levels.

Lunch: Green salad and coconut bean soup

close up of a healthy hearty cobb salad with eggs, cheese, greens, tomatoes, onions, and chickenIf you have diabetes, try this salad and soup for lunch. It’s high in protein and packed full of anti-inflammatory agents. This green salad is a version of the Cobb salad or Chef’s salad. It contains a mixture of spinach, mixed greens, butter bibb lettuce, hard-boiled egg, turkey bacon, sliced avocados, sliced or diced tomatoes, chicken, cheese (blue cheese is traditional in a Cobb salad but you can use any shredded or sliced cheese you wish), topped off with cranberries, green onions, and roasted beets.

It is recommended to slow cook the chicken with olive oil and lots of herbs and spices over the stove. It typically takes about half an hour, but those slow cooking methods or sure worth it versus high-temperature cooking methods. For the roasted beets, slice them and put them on a baking sheet. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary over the top, and stick it in the oven. For the dressing, use 1/3 cup of red wine vinegar, one tablespoon of Dijon mustard, 2/3 cup of olive oil, salt, pepper, and infuse with herbs.

bowl of black bean soupA great soup for a diabetic is a coconut bean soup because beans really help to control blood sugar levels. You get the benefits of the MCT that’s contained in coconut and all of the benefits of coconut milk.

You’ll need one can of rinsed and drained black beans, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of coconut milk, one cup of vegetable broth, two chopped green onions, a tablespoon each of ginger, cumin, turmeric, two cloves of garlic chopped, salt, pepper, and fresh chopped parsley for the topping.

Combine the black beans, tomatoes, coconut milk, vegetable broth, green onions, ginger, cumin, turmeric, and garlic in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until it achieves the consistency that you’re like (usually half an hour should do it). Season with salt and pepper, and top with parsley. It’s simple and delicious!

Dinner: Basil pesto salmon with broccoli and whipped cauliflower

salmon steak topped with fresh basil pesto on an oven traySalmon is a great option for dinner. You can get a wild salmon fillet and marinate it for a bit with honey, herbs, and spices for a delicious meal. Choose wild salmon typically from the Pacific Northwest or Alaska because it contains significantly less heavy metals and pesticides and other toxins that are found in farm-raised salmon. You can also top the salmon with basil pesto and receive the antioxidant effects of basil along with the essential fatty acids in the salmon.

mashed cauliflower on a dark blue plate topped with parsleyFor some greens on the dinner table, make some steamed broccoli. It’s super easy, all you have to do is steam broccoli for about 10-15 minutes and then put herbs and spices on top.

As a great alternative to mashed potatoes, make yourself some whipped cauliflower. Place the cauliflower in a steamer for about 10-15 minutes just to break it down a little, then saute in olive oil for about five minutes or so before adding some herbs and spices to it. Then, put it in a blender and whip into a smooth consistency.

Snacks: Hummus with vegetables/apples, avocado, hard-boiled egg

hummus in a dip bowl with carrot and celery sticks neatly arranged on the plate below itIf you have diabetes you know how important it is to keep your blood sugar levels stable and level throughout the day. In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, incorporating at least a few healthy high protein snacks is very important. What are the options?

  • Hummus with vegetables or apples
  • An avocado
  • A hard-boiled egg
  • Celery or apple with almond butter or peanut butter
  • Nuts and seeds. A great snack high in fatty acids that are good for diabetes.
  • Yogurt with fresh berries
  • Tuna salad. Drain the tuna, put it in a bowl, add some olive oil, chopped celery, some relish, and some herbs and spices.
  • Popcorn
  • Edamame. Boil for five minutes and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

So that wraps up the 24-hour meal plan for diabetes that helps to level blood sugars, control blood sugars, and potentially reverse the effects of high blood sugars and diabetes.

Blood Sugar Premier by zenith labsNow, obviously these are just a few recipes, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. You should explore with high protein meals and meal colors. It’s recommended to include nine meal colors every single day and have a high protein diet of at least 0.8 milligrams per kilogram body weight of protein. If you have recipes and dietary regimens and plans, post them in the comments so that others can learn from you.

We’ve actually created a supplement called Blood Sugar Premiere which helps to control blood sugar levels. Check it out and let us know what you think!


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The Single Best Way To Reverse A Fatty Liver, Period

The Single Best Way To Reverse A Fatty Liver, Period

Let’s talk about a silent killer that affects millions of people in the world — non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or fatty liver disease. Find out the number one tip on how to stop it, if not reverse it.

About your liver

doctor in lab coat with a graphic of a human liver floating above his palmThe brain might be the “General” of our bodies, but the liver is certainly the “Captain”. It has so much importance to your health. On average, an adult liver is approximately 3.5 pounds and has over 500 functions in the body. It affects your immune system, digestive system, and detoxes everything that comes into the body either through the mouth, skin, or nose. It also affects your brain directly.

 

An incredible thing about your liver is that it is regenerative. You can take 90% of your liver out and over time, it can regenerate.

What is fatty liver disease?

human liver next to a vial of blood and a notepad page with alcohol and molecular structure of ethanol written in markerThere can be many causes of liver disease, such as viruses or alcohol use. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is characterized by fatty infiltration of hepatocytes (or liver cells) in a person who consumes less than 25-30 grams of alcohol per day. It is a process where healthy liver cells are replaced with fat due to inflammation and bad habits. The danger with fatty liver disease in a moderate drinker or a non-drinker is that it’s mostly silent. Symptoms only appear in the later stages. You may notice bloating, the whites of the eyes becoming yellowish, or itching in your palms and feet.

graphic of an obese man with fatty liver and a zoomed in image of fatty liver cellsIt’s estimated that about 25% of patients have fatty liver disease, and they don’t even know it. If you’re overweight, your risk shoots up to 75%. You’re may be thinking, “Oh, I’m slightly overweight. I have a little pot belly, but everything is fine.” The problem is that fatty liver disease turns fibrotic and cirrhotic over time. It can progress to liver failure and kill you. The scary thing is most people don’t even know that it’s going on in their bodies. There are known risk factors of fat liver disease: obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, and many medications. Common (purportedly safe) medications can cause this kind of fatty liver damage.

Fatty liver disease cannot be solved with medication

different omega 3 fatty acid food sources laid out on a round wooden baseThere’s no medication to solve fatty liver. It’s all down to lifestyle. It’s about changing your lifestyle choices and habits so that your liver can repair itself over time. Things like weight loss, avoiding food allergies, avoiding refined grans, trans fatty acids, brominated vegetable oil, can be helpful and protective against fatty liver. We also know that adding things like Vitamin E, Vitamin C, L-carnitine, MIC, lipotropics, betaine, magnesium, zinc, lysine, taurine, omega-3 fatty acids, bitter vegetables, and cruciferous vegetables can help protect you against this disease.

The liver is the only organ that can regenerate in the capacity that it can. But it takes a long time, and you’ll have to be patient. You have to moderate your life so that the liver can regenerate. It takes months, if not years, depending on the advanced state of fatty liver disease.

Top tip to stop and reverse fatty liver disease

the word "avoid" spelt out in sugar scattered on a blue tableThe research shows that the sugars, sucrose, and fructose, can aggressively advance fatty liver disease. So, avoid sucrose and fructose as much as you can. One study showed that individuals that eat more sucrose and fructose had a 115% higher rate of developing fatty liver disease. Avoid fast foods because they are laden with sucrose and fructose, and always read food labels.

 

a father, mother, and child preparing a fresh salad in the kitchenRemember the documentary “Super Size Me” by Morgan Spurlock? He basically ate nothing but fast food for 30 days. That contains enormous amounts of sucrose and fructose. He had higher liver enzymes, ALT, AST, and his fatty liver disease progressed substantially. Multiple studies have shown that if you reduce your intake of sucrose and fructose, your liver has a better ability to repair itself. This is assuming that you’re doing your best with avoiding medications, abstaining from alcohol, and implementing positive lifestyle strategies. But the number one tip is try to limit sucrose and fructose. Cook at home more and enjoy meals with your family because you will have substantially lower levels of sucrose and fructose.

zenith detox supplements by zenith labsWe’ve also created a supplement called Zenith Detox that helps the liver detoxify. It helps to repair and rejuvenate the liver. Check that out for sure.

 

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The #1 Master Tip To Lower Blood Sugar 2

The #1 Master Tip To Lower Blood Sugar (EASY DRINK!)

If you struggle with high blood pressure or high blood sugar, here’s a great recipe to help lower blood sugar and give you an energy boost. The ingredients are quite simple, and it only takes a couple of minutes to make!

Make This Smoothie To Lower Blood Sugar

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For this recipe, we’ll be using lots of proteins, greens, and berries because all of those ingredients have been found to help lower blood sugar, have powerful antioxidant effects, and give you great energy.

The first ingredient is half an avocado. The second is a slice of a Granny Smith apple to add a little bit of tartness to the drink. Then, throw in some spinach.

Next, add some frozen berries. Research has shown that the freezing process helps to rupture the cellular walls of blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, making their antioxidants more bio-available so you can absorb them better. You can use any berries you like.

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Now, add some kale. These dark leafy greens are fantastic for your liver, pancreas, and your blood sugar.

Then, we use a pinch of flax seeds. Flax seeds are loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and a type of fiber called lignins which really help your pancreas and blood sugar.

Add chia seeds and almonds. Chia seeds are another powerful source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignin fibers. Almonds are an important protein source and they also contain omega-3 fatty acids.

A little slice of beet does wonders for this drink! Beet is basically a superfood for your liver, helping your liver process blood sugar, and all kinds of toxins.

kefir in a mason jar with straws set against a grey background

For liquids, you can use yogurt but we recommend kefir (remember to give it a good shake!). Kefir actually contains more healthy probiotics, live bacteria per ounce than yogurt does.

For the main liquid, use some coconut milk. Coconut milk is chock full of medium chain triglycerides which help your pancreas produce normal amounts of insulin, and reduce haemoglobin A1C.

Blend all the ingredients up to your desired consistency. Make sure it’s smooth, bright, and green. If you find the berries have made it a bit too purple, add more greens and blend again.

The greener you can make this drink, the better it will be to help lower your blood sugar and blood pressure. The best part about this super smoothie – it’s delicious!

green smoothie in a glass with green and red apples, broccoli, and a bowl of kale leaves around it

Have one smoothie a day. It only takes four minutes to make! Take action and try this recipe for the next week. See how it makes you feel, what it does to your blood sugar levels, and how it helps your liver and your pancreas.

As always, do let us know your feedback!

 

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