Consuming processed foods on a regular basis can actually weaken your pancreas, which is the organ behind your stomach where your body makes insulin. When you have type 1 diabetes either your body no longer makes insulin or doesn’t make enough, so you have to take insulin by injections or by the insulin pump. The pancreas of people with type 2 diabetes makes insulin but they're unable to utilize it. Therefore, when you eat processed food the pancreas suffers from a lack of nutrients. Did you know that processing and cooking of food destroys enzymes that are necessary in the proper digestion of food? The pancreas is very sensitive and doesn’t need any added stress.
When you have diabetes, you can build the pancreas with the proper nutrients that are in your raw foods. The green vegetables are the best. The healthiest foods are non-GMO, organic, unprocessed, fat free, sodium free, low in sugar, and packed with vitamins and minerals. Also, you should limit your carbohydrates which will help you keep your blood sugars balanced.
If you're looking for a healthy snack which is gluten free, fat free, sodium free and less than 1 gram of sugar try baked organic brown rice snaps. You can enjoy them with a pesto dip or melted cheese. They taste good so don’t eat the whole package at once. Remember, these organic brown rice snaps are carbohydrates. We do not want additional sugars in the body since that will put more stress on the pancreas. When you decrease carbohydrates and sugars in your body you will not only feel better but have more energy. Two crucial components are the right foods for your blood type and keeping your body alkaline.
Are you feeling a little hungry? Try having a few organic brown rice snaps with your favorite healthy spread. Before going to bed, check your blood glucose.