Thursday, August 26, 2010


MAY REDUCE RISK OF DEVELOPING TYPE 2 DIABETES - People who add more green leafy vegetables to their diet may significantly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study says. Patrice Carter, a research nutritionist at the University of Leicester, and colleagues reviewed six studies involving more than 220,000 people that focused on the links between fruits and vegetables and type 2 diabetes. They conclude that eating one and one half servings of green leafy vegetables per day reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by 14%. However, they also found that eating more fruits and vegetables combined doesn’t seem to affect this risk. Although many studies have found that diets high in fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, many people don’t seem to be getting the message, researchers say. For example: 86% of adults in the United Kingdom ate less than the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, according to a 2002 study. 62% ate fewer than three servings. The authors say that fruits and vegetables can prevent several chronic diseases, likely because of their antioxidant content.

Spinach and other green leafy veggies may reduce type 2 diabetes risk because of their high concentrations of polyphenols and vitamin C, both of which have antioxidant properties. They also contain magnesium, which may further reduce risk. They conclude that specific, tailored advice needs to be given to people to encourage them to eat more green leafy vegetables. Despite mounting evidence, the Leicester researchers’ study has met some mild skepticism. The study is published in the BMJ, formerly known as the British Medical Journal, and in an accompanying editorial, Professor Jim Mann from the University of Otago in New Zealand, stressed that the message of increasing overall fruit and vegetable intake must not be lost “in a plethora of magic bullets,” even though green leafy vegetables clearly can be included as one of the daily portions.

The study adds to the evidence that a healthy lifestyle, and the intake of green leafy vegetables - for example cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach - can help prevent type 2 diabetes. We should add that besides the health benefits, a vegetarian diet helps in human evolution, purifying their different bodies or “koshas” and the states of consciousness.

Purity and harmony of our body and mind, which are essential to understand that the true Self transcends this physical body, also depend on the food we eat, because our body, mind and spirit feed on the products we eat. Inbound Nutrition, not only teaches us how to feed the physical body but also how to feed and maintain the “pranic” body, mental, intellectual and soul, in perfect health and harmony, creating a simultaneous balance between our being and the environment that surrounds us. From the food we eat depends entirely our health, and the development and quality of life. While nutrition which is applied in the West, is based on the macro and micro nutrients of the food, Inbound Nutrition is based on the flavors of these and the psycho-physical constitution or “prakriti” of the individual, that is determined by the three subtle energies or “tridosha”, to establish the proper diet to each person.

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