What To Eat To Prevent Diabetes? Hardard’s Dr. King Says Eat High-Carb, Low-Fat

Let’s see what a mainstream, conservative, publication like AARP’s The Magazine has to say about a good diet for diabetes:


What to eat to prevent diabetes? Dr. King* says to eat a starchy, high-carb, low-fat, plant-based diet:

“The ideal diabetes prevention diet should consist of 15% fat, 15% protein, and 70% carbohydrates, with the majority of those carbs coming from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.”

* Dr. King is the Director of Research and Head of the Section on Vascular Cell Biology at Joslin, as well as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School… More here.

4 thoughts on “What To Eat To Prevent Diabetes? Hardard’s Dr. King Says Eat High-Carb, Low-Fat

  1. Bix Post author

    When people see their blood glucose steadily creeping up as they age, the first thing they think to do, the first thing many docs will tell them to do is to cut carbs. In one way that’s good, because many people see a donut as a carb (but it’s also a fat). But in many more ways “cutting carbs” is bad because it results in people cutting out potatoes, rice, squash, corn, bananas, peas, and lots of good starchy plant foods. It’s also bad because when people cut carbs, they, by default, increase fat and protein. And there have been a lot of studies implicating dietary fat in the development of insulin resistance, and so, eventually, diabetes.

    You can get your blood glucose down, you can improve your cells’ sensitivity to insulin, by consuming more minimally processed grains (oats and barley especially) and vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, squashes, beans) … that have not been prepared with, or served with, gobs of fat. So I’ve read.


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