Forbes Magazine reviewed a very encouraging report today about how the average person can quickly cure their type 2 diabetes and reverse high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Researchers put thirty overweight and obese men on a high-fiber diet and asked them to exercise for 45 to 60 minutes a day. Within just three weeks half the men had reversed their type 2 diabetes and other risk factors including high cholesterol, high blood pressure and insulin resistance.
This is an amazingly short time period! Most people think it would take much longer to improve your health so significantly.
The men were not restricted in how much they ate. They were allowed to eat as many vegetables, fruits and whole grains as they wanted so they weren't left feeling hungry. The diet was developed by the Pritkin Longevity Center and consists of eating 65 to 70 percent complex carbohydrates (vegetables, fruits and whole grains), 15 to 20 percent protein (legumes, nuts, soy and some fish and poultry) and 12 to 15 percent fat - restricted to less than half from saturated fat.
The exercise consisted of walking on a treadmill for 45 to 60 minutes a day.
Participants lost an average of two to three pounds per week over the course of three weeks. All were still overweight or obese at the end of this period, however their heart health improved dramatically.
This is very encouraging news for anyone who's been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol and who is willing to make serious life style changes to quickly reverse these illnesses.