Coconut Oil and Fighting Diabetes
More and more Americans are suffering from Diabetes. The great news is that coconut oil can help with how we deal with Diabetes. Coconut oil impacts blood sugar levels which often swing wildly based on the food eaten. Unfortunately, we have such poor quality diets in the U.S. as well as a proliferation of poor quality food.
Diabetics are often required to take their blood sugar levels regularly. When blood sugar levels spike (due to eating the wrong foods), a dose of medication is often the solution to help regulate blood sugar levels. Some people have opted not to take medication and to instead take 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil. The coconut oil acts as a blood sugar regulator acting in as little as 30 minutes to bring blood sugar levels back done to appropriate levels.
Another way to utilize coconut oil to help manage Diabetes is to replace polyunsaturated vegetable oils in the diet with pure, extra virgin coconut oil.
In 1998 there was a study done on precisely this idea in India. Researchers measured the implications of replacing a diet rich in coconut oil with polyunsaturated vegetable fats. The researchers found that diabetes rates that had previously been nonexistent shot up almost immediately.
The western diet can sure learn a lot from other cultures!