Did you know that according to the latest report, about 30.3 million people (9.4% of the population) in the united States is suffering from some form of diabetes?
The statistics show that the number of people suffering from diabetes will grow in the future too. This news won’t make the pharmaceutical industry sad.
According to the same stats, the pharmaceutical industry has netted about $14 billion in revenue in only two years by selling products and services related to diabetes.
Diabetes Drugs – Yes or No?
There are millions of people all over the globe that use drugs in order to control diabetes, but some experts suggest that certain diabetes drugs can cause more negative than positive effects. This is especially true for people older than 50.
One of the main reasons why doctors prescribe diabetes drugs and why patients accept this option is the fact that taking drugs is more convenient than making some changes in the diet or your lifestyle in general.
No one wants to stop eating cakes, cookies, crackers and other similar treats regardless of the fact that they may be dangerous to their health. They are well aware of the consequences, but this food is highly addictive.
The latest studies come with some shocking results that can probably make people change their mind and give them enough willpower for these changes even if they love junk food and trust the pharmaceutical industry.
A recent study conducted by Ann Arbor veterans Affairs Hospital, The University of Michigan and the University College London, confirms that the benefits that come from regular taking of diabetes pills are very small for many people and the possible side effects that often occur outweigh the need to take them. Furthermore, these positive effects are decreasing with aging and people that are over 75 will find them to be more harmful than beneficial.
These two juice recipes will help any person looking to reverse type 2 diabetes.
1. Celery and Spinach Juice.
- Two celery stalks (with leaves)
- One fresh carrot
- Three handfuls of spinach
- One cucumber
- One green apple
Carefully wash and peel the carrot. Perform the same procedure with the green apple and remove its seeds. Juice the green apple and carrot with the celery and spinach.
Spinach is rich in beta carotene, calcium and vitamins C and A. This is a combination that provides several health benefits. Green apples have high amounts of mallic acid that can help you regulate your blood sugar level. Celery is a vegetable that contains potassium and magnesium, two minerals known for their ability to regulate and balance high blood pressure. This vegetable also contains sodium and few other minerals that are beneficial for the blood pressure.
2. Orange and grape juice.
- Half a cup of fresh juice made of black grapes
- ¾ cup of chopped apples
- One cup of chopped orange pieces
- Two tablespoons of lemon juice
- Four tablespoons of sugar natural substitute
- Two bottles of soda
Make a combination with the black grape juice, oranges, apples, sugar substitute and lemon juice. Place the mixture in a mixer and blend until you get a smoothie.
Pour the mixture in four glasses (pour equal amount).
Pour half a bottle of soda in each glass.
Serve right away.
Drinking natural juice is always a good idea. Grapes contain antioxidants, vitamin C and flavonoids (well-known cancer-fighting compounds). Apples and oranges also contain nutrients and they contribute to the beautiful taste of this juice.