Class 5: Pile on the Protectors

“It takes time to make new habits, but your patience and persistence will pay off in the long run.”
American Diabetes Association Learning How to Change Habits pg 19 in Choose to Live pamphlet

In their  book Defeating Diabetes Brenda Davis, RD and Tom Barnard, MD white that “While getting rid of unhealthy foods is an extremely important first step, it is only half the battle. Fortunately, the other half is much more pleasant- adding a wide variety of delightfully delicious and nutritious foods. Begin by building a solid foundation of whole plant foods- foods that shift the balance away from harmful components that promote disease toward those constituents that will nourish and protect you.” page 55

Protectors:

  • Phytochemicals
  • Antioxidants
  • Carotenoids
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Glutathione
  • Fiber

Phytochemicals

“Phytochemicals are natural substances that regulate growth, defend against attacks by insects or fungi, and provide flavor, color texture, and odor to plants. When we eat [whole] plants, these powerful little protectors go to work on our behalf and their potential for human health is simply remarkable.” Davis page 55

Informative websites and videos: 

The End of Diabetes and Super Immunity by Joe Fuhrman, M.D.

Lifestyle Changes for Heart Attack Prevention on the American Heart Association website

 

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