How May Plants Protect Against Diabetes?

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DESCRIPTION: Protective properties of whole plant foods against diabetes include antioxidants, lipotropes, fiber, and the ability to suppress the estrogen-producing bacteria in our gut.

Plant foods may also protect against diabetes by replacing animal foods. See my last video: Why is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes? (

So what if your entire diet was filled with plants? See Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes ( Some plants may be particularly protective:
• Amla versus Diabetes (
• Flaxseed vs. Diabetes (
• Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses (

Unfortunately, cinnamon has fallen out of favor (Update on Cinnamon for Blood Sugar Control

Here’s my ever-growing series on science behind type 2 diabetes:
• What Causes Insulin Resistance? (
• The Spillover Effect Links Obesity to Diabetes (
• Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar (
• Diabetes as a Disease of Fat Toxicity (
• What Causes Diabetes? (
• Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed? (

For more on the estrogen connection, see Relieving Yourself of Excess Estrogen ( and Breast Cancer and Constipation (

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