This website is dedicated to giving you the latest information about using food to prevent and control, or better yet reverse diabetes. It also documents my journey with diabetes.
Today I will share with you a brief summary of yet another research. This time we are looking on our gut and an intestinal bacterium which could be the answer for some diabetics.
This research took a look at gut bacteria, the metabolite produced and diabetes. Yes, it is believed that we have an intestinal bacterium which could protect us from diabetes.
The research was done by the University of Eastern Finland. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite which keeps type 2 diabetes at bay.
The good news is that this acid is produced in the intestine, especially when we eat a lot of foods which are rich in fiber. Yes, I share your excitement!
High Fibre Foods at it Again
I keep saying the same thing. Mother Nature has given us all the foods for our healing. I am always amazed that high fiber foods are the answer for a number of illnesses.
Yes, the fix is really simple. We need to eat more fiber-rich foods.
Results from the Study
Please see below for some notes from the study:
- Two (2) groups were compared.
- There were 200 participants.
- The study looked at the result after five (5) years and then after fifteen (15) years.
- They were overweight.
- The participants were glucose intolerant.
- The participants who ate a lot of grains and other high fiber foods had more of the indolepropionic acid than those who ate less fiber filled foods.
- Those with more of this acid saw a greater secretion of insulin by the beta cells in the pancreas.
- Please note that two (2) earlier studies were done and the results were the same, indolepropionic acid guarded against the risk of diabetes.
Gut Bacteria Friendly Foods
Here are some foods liked by gut bacteria that I love to eat:
- Green vegetables
- Whole wheat
Here are some other foods craved by gut bacteria:
- Burdock root
- Chicory root
- Jerusalem artichoke
My Gut Loves Fermented Foods Too
I also like fermented foods because they make my gut happy and a happy gut makes my entire body happy. Please see below for some fermented foods to make your gut happy:
- Fermented carrots
- Fermented green beans
- Fermented beetroots
- Greek olives
- Fermented lentils
- Fermented chickpea
- Raw apple cider vinegar
I also did an article about probiotics which you may find useful. Please click on the word probiotics for this article.
Free E-Books with Fermentation Recipes
I would like to share with you an e-book series I created about fermenting our vegetables. In these books, I share some fermentation recipes.
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