Food Synergy and Diabetes
I also want to mention my latest book, FOOD Synergy, which is about how components within whole foods and between different foods work together in your body for maximum health benefits. In the book, you’ll find all sorts of tips and examples of food synergy as it relates to reducing the risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. Let me also tell you about some of the food synergy relationships, suggested in recent research, that might help someone with diabetes. For example, a recent Spanish study analyzing data from more than 13,000 university graduates concluded that eating a more traditional Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of diabetes.
- Eat more nonfried fish and less meat and whole milk dairy products. Milk is not a standard ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine, while yogurt and cheese are much more likely.
- Whenever possible, use extra-virgin olive oil in your cooking instead of other vegetable oils. And enjoy olives (green or black) as high-flavor ingredients in entrees, salads, and sandwiches.