Research Shows the Benefits of Going Organic for Diabetics
It’s common knowledge that a proper diet and exercise can help in both preventing and managing diabetes. Yet more and more research is suggesting that it’s a bit more complicated than that.
Take the idea of a healthy diet, for example. It is hard to argue with the importance of a diet based on fresh fruits, vegetables, fiber, and whole grains. But the quality of these foods is also of critical importance. As a result, many diabetics are considering going organic.
Research shows that eating foods exposed to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) may contribute to a host of health issues, including diabetes, obesity, low in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and more. In fact, close to 100 studies show a link between POPs and diabetes.
POPs are harmful because they are stored in abdominal fat and as a result, over time, causes low-grade inflammation that erodes cell strength. Obese individuals with high POP levels had the highest rate of Type 2 diabetes, while obese individuals with low POPs showed no sign of diabetes.
It’s worth noting there isn’t a definitive link, as one’s diet is incredibly complex; that said, these recent studies are raising red flags within the diabetes community.