Originally Posted by sarena kopciel
SHocker but I was vegan for 15 years and then vegetarian...I did macrobiotics, raw food, the works. And ya know what got me back to eating REAL food? WHen I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol from eating a diet high in grains etc. The "top" US nutritionist said I wasnt eating enough grains. WTH? That is all I was eating along with soy this and and bean that.
I switched gradually...first fish, then chicken, then meats, etc. I am far healthier and stronger now.
Obviously I can't explain why you might have developed diabetes but I will say that generally speaking diets based on whole grains and legumes are associated with a reduced risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Whole-grain and fiber intake and the incidence of type 2 diabetes.
Whole-grain intake is favorably associated with metabolic risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the Framingham Offspring Study.
Review: Cereal grains, legumes and diabetes.