What to eat and not to eat for diabetic people
Ozzias T. Villaver, Jr., Ed. D. | VigorBuddy
What to eat:
All kinds of raw salads and vegetables are good for a diabetic. The raw and bitter ones are best for a rapid cure. Eat plenty of onion, dandelion, watercress, fennel, raw cabbage, cucumber without salt, tomato, squash, eggplant, spinach, celery, asparagus, beets, carrots, cauliflower, sauerkraut, sour cabbage, radish leaves, and garlic. Foods, like soybean, flour, do not contain much acid, but base. Diabetics should not eat foods rich in base.
The most appropriate fruits are: lemon, orange, grape-fruit, apple, plum, strawberries, cranberry, cherries, watermelon and peach.
The following teas are also recommended: walnut leaves, deandelion, sage, boldo, etc. Drink water with boiled flax seeds daily. This fortifies and cleanses the intestines, fights acidity and nourishes the organism, pancreas, and bile.
Albuminous foods must be taken moderately; 50 to 60 grams a day is sufficient.
What not to eat:
Do not eat too much so as not to overload the digestive system. Chew your food well. The salivary of the mouth performs a function that the stomach cannot. Almost all diabetics have the custom of not chewing the food well so that the stomach and pancreas which secret insulin suffer much.
The diabetic should never eat these foods: all kinds of meat and animal fats; all stimulants like: coffee, tobacco, alcoholic drinks, gaseous water, and lemonade, strong spices, vinegar, and salt; cacao, chocolate, heavy masses, biscuits, all kinds of sweet, tidbits, fried foods, white bread, macaroni. Rice and all foods that are refined and disintegrated; also foods that contain much starch. Never eat very sweet fruits. Eliminate all artificial medicines.
(Reference: Kozel, Carlos. The Science of Natural Healing. Mexico: ALAPAC Agency Latin American Publication A.C., 1972).