Latest approach to diabetes, eat like your grandparents !

And we’re all familiar with the advice – get moving, lose weight, reduce fat in your diet. But one expert is suggesting that the solution could be a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat. Professor Grant Schofield, from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand says that’s the conclusion of research last year in several countries including Tonga, Tokelau, Kiribati and Vanuatu. He found people in Vanuatu were healthier than in Kiribati and the difference was diet – a traditional diet.

What you see is contrary to what the regular health advice is, which is like you’re too fat, you need to exercise more and eat less and you particularly need to get your fat down. We’ve gone for the opposite approach which is just reduce the sugar and refined and processed carbohydrates, but make sure you do get some fat and protein and those sorts of traditional foods. And you see quite a good deal of success. So we’re not the first to do this. When the actual science has been done and proper randomised controlled trials that you see that these diets are actually highly effective in helping people lose weight and sort their diabetes out.

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3 Responses to Latest approach to diabetes, eat like your grandparents !

  1. Anonymous says:

    Go Prof Schofield! Backs up similar findings by Karin O’Dea in Australia and Jay Wortman in Canada – let’s all go back to eating the way our grandparents ate.

  2. Galina L. says:

    Guys, lets eat better than our grandparents! I was fortunate enough to be raised in old eating traditions, like no snacks between meals, all food cooked from the scratch, fermented vegetables and organ meats regularly consumed, but many traditional diets rely too heavily on a starch, which is less metabolically damaging when consumed within traditional pattern of eating, but still couldn’t be complitely benign for some people.

  3. Jan says:

    Yes ‘Go Prof Schofield’

    Eat real whole foods, and as Galina has said ‘no snacks between meals’, it can and does improve your health.

    All the best Jan

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