Guarding Against Lifestyle-Related diseases
Sometimes, unintentionally, we end up compromising our health. Lifestyle-related diseases can develop due to our dietary choices, smoking habits, and overall way of life, often exacerbated by insufficient sleep, excessive inactivity, and mounting stress.
A relatively recent addition to the medical field, the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, advocates for six evidence-based lifestyle interventions, with the most prominent being the adoption of a plant-based diet.
The pillars include:
Regular physical activity,
Effective stress management,
Abstaining from smoking,
Fostering positive social connections
Adoption of a plant-based diet.
The ACLM places significant emphasis on the adoption of a plant-based diet as the forefront strategy in the battle against type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and various preventable cancers.
Understanding Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes isn't a contagious disease; you can't catch it from others. So, how does it develop?
Three key players are at the heart of this condition:
Glucose (blood sugar),
Insulin (the glucose transporter),
and Muscle cells (which utilize glucose).
However, there's a troublemaker in the mix: dietary fats.
When we consume food, our stomach breaks it down into glucose, and insulin molecules act as couriers, transporting this glucose to our muscle cells. It's a well-orchestrated process, but things get complicated when dietary fats enter the scene.
In a healthy body, a portion of the insulin molecule seamlessly fits into the muscle cell. This allows the glucose to enter the cell, providing us with energy, focus, vitality, and strength.
However, excessive dietary fat interferes with this perfect fit. A buildup of intramyocellular lipid obstructs the insulin molecule from docking and delivering glucose to the muscle cell. This leads to insulin resistance in the muscle cells, and the glucose remains in the bloodstream, causing high blood sugar levels.
The good news is that this malfunction can be compared to clearing leaves from a gutter - it's reversible.
By adopting a whole food, plant-based lifestyle, you can eliminate the fatty buildup on muscle cells and allow insulin to efficiently transport glucose once again.
It's important to note that animal products are the sole dietary source of cholesterol.
When you follow a whole food, plant-based diet, your meals are rich in fiber and low in fat. You avoid animal products, which means you're not consuming dietary cholesterol.
This dietary choice keeps your endothelial cells, the cells lining your blood vessels, healthy and free from the damaging effects of grease, meat, cheese, and dairy.
Even if you transition to a plant-based diet later in life, it can reverse the impact of a more traditional American diet on your health.
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