Diabetes is a disease in seniors that is all too common. According to WebMD, Diabetes is “A number of diseases that involve problems with the hormone insulin. Normally, the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) releases insulin to help your body store and use the sugar and fat from the food you eat. Diabetes occurs when one of the following occurs: When the pancreas does not produce any insulin, When the pancreas produces very little insulin, When the body does not respond appropriately to insulin, a condition called “insulin resistance”.Diabetes is a lifelong disease. Approximately 18.2 million Americans have the disease and almost one third (or approximately 5.2 million) are unaware that they have it. An additional 41 million people have pre-diabetes. As yet, there is no cure. People with diabetes need to manage their disease to stay healthy.”
In order to prevent Diabetes (or manage it if your senior already has the disease), these are foods that you should cut out of your diet completely (via foodrevolution):
-Refined Grains (White flour and white flour products)
-Trans Fats (Margarine, Shortening, Fast food, Processed Baked Goods)
You can replace all of these foods with whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Information via the highlighted links and photo via foodrevolution.org