Currently 100 million Americans are pre-diabetic or diabetic, and one in three kids born after the year 2000 will develop diabetes. Neal Barnard, clinical researcher and founder of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), identifies the causes of this serious issue and advises us how we can fight these statistics.
According to him at the moment we are just addressing the symptom and not the cause. The fats present inside the muscle cells are the root cause of insulin resistance. This can be overcome by avoiding meat and consuming whole vegetarian food. High amount of fat consumption is considered to be the single biggest cause of diabetes. According to him diabetes is not a progressive disease and can be cured by dietary changes. Ayurveda also says the same about vegetarian sattvik diet low in fat as a solution for diabetes.
It is time to become vegetarians and fight diabetes. We can shape the next generation by turning vegetarians.