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Paleo Diet for People with Diabetes

Paleo Diet for People with Diabetes

  By: Editors at DiabetesIQ  |  Published: February 21, 2022   
Published: February 21, 2022   

Paleo Diet for People with DiabetesPaleo Diet for People with Diabetes
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There are so many diets have been developed in attempt to make people look and feel good. For people with certain conditions, such as diabetes, a proper diet is simply a must if they want to come up victorious in managing their disease. There are many factors that contribute to successful diabetes control, two of the most important ones are carbohydrates and weight management and a number of diets go far to supply this demand. One of them goes as far as the prehistoric times, turning to the roots of humanity in an effort to help people eat healthy and shave off a few pounds.

It’s called a Paleo Diet, which is a dietary plan based on foods that resemble what people might have been eating during the Paleolithic era, which dates from around 2.5 million to 10,000 years ago. That’s why this is diet is also called hunter-gatherer diet, caveman diet, and Stone Age diet.

As all those names suggest, a paleo diet consists of lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts, all of which are the foods that people back in the day could obtain by hunting and gathering. Naturally, a paleo diet limits foods that don’t fit the epoch, such as dairy products, grains, and legumes, - all those foods that come from farming.

The reasoning of a paleo diet is that human body is genetically unsuitable for the diet we eat today. This idea is known as the discordance hypothesis. According to it, farming came into our lives relatively late on the scale of evolution and the human body simply hasn’t had enough time to adapt to the dietary changes that farming brought to us. That is believed to be a contributing factor to the occurrence of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

A paleo diet seems to be working for quite some people. According to a number of clinical trials, this diet may provide benefits when compared with other diets that incorporate lean meats, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, legumes, and whole grains. Among those benefits are, improved glucose tolerance, lower triglycerides, and better appetite management, weight loss results and blood pressure control.

So, is a paleo diet worth trying? Very possibly. But to make sure if it’s right for you, consult with your diabetes care management team prior to getting on the journey to a caveman’s diet. Meanwhile, we’d like to share with you a few recipes of the dishes that fit a paleo diet.

Turkey Steak

Want to enjoy a steak, but want to eat healthy too? – Try this recipe for a delicious and diabetic-friendly turkey steak. It’s easy to cook and comes out just great. A wonderful dinner entrée for everyday or a special occasion!

Rib Eye Steak with Mushrooms

A perfect restaurant worthy diabetic-friendly dish for a special occasion dinner.

Tuna Steak

This diabetic-friendly recipe is for a delicious tuna steak that turns out to be very tender and juicy. This steak is perfect with salads, vegetables, and any side dishes. Serving it warm or cold makes it equally tasty.

Beef Steak with Fried Cherry Tomatoes

In this tasty diabetic-friendly recipe, a beef steak is perfectly fried and baked and then topped with fried tomatoes.

Tuna Salad

A simple everyday salad that is filling, diabetics-friendly, and a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Fruit Salad with Spinach and Chicken

Very quick to make, filling, and diabetics-friendly, this delicious salad will feed 4 hungry people!


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