LIST OF CHEMICALS INCREASING THE RISK OF DIABETES
The following are the listed chemicals, which are among highly toxic category developing the risk of diabetes mellitus:
- Hexachlorobenzene (HCB)
- Vacor: Producing permanent type 1 diabetes by destroying pancreatic beta cells
WILL ORGANICS HELP US?
‘Organic’ refers to food that is produced using organic farming, which means growing crops without the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides. The pesticides in food may explain why some of the people have diabetes. Diabetic individuals still have time to switch to eating organic food, which has negligible pesticide residue in it than conventionally grown food does. It is also suggested that organic crops are up to 69% higher in several key antioxidants, such as polyphenols, than conventionally grown crops. Thus, eating organic food helps to manage diabetes naturally.
OTHER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Besides eating organic food, other treatment strategies for diabetes include following, which are involved in every treatment plan for diabetes:
- Avoiding pesticides-exposed food
- Physical activity as much as possible
- Control diabetes by consuming anti-diabetic medications, possibly herbal-supplements, which are devoid of any side effect. A well-known herbal supplement is Fenfuro, which is based on fenugreek seed extract and it is clinically-proven and patented to manage diabetes.
PRECAUTIONS FOR USING PESTICIDE-EXPOSED FRUITS & VEGETABLES
You should take certain measures to minimize any kind of health damage from pesticides. Here are three simple, do-it-yourself tricks, which can be adopted at home:
- Wash your food & wash it right
- Wash all your fruits and vegetables. According to the CSE, washing them with 2% of salt water will remove most of the contact pesticide residues that normally appear on the surface of the vegetables and fruits.
- Almost 75 to 80% of pesticide residues are removed by cold water washing.
- Be more thorough with these fruits and vegetables in specific:grapes, apples, guava, plums, mangoes, peaches and pears and vegetables like tomatoes, brinjal and okra as they might carry more residues in their crevices.
- Vinegar soak
- Whip up a solution with 10% white vinegar and 90% water and soak your veggies and fruits in them.
- Stir them around and rinse thoroughly.
- Be careful while washing fruits like berries and those with a thin peel as the solution might damage their porous outer-skin.
- Blanch & peel
- Treat your vegetables to warm water for a short while and this should remove any leftover residue.
- Peeling is another efficient way to remove residue and highly recommended especially when there might be some residue in the crevices of the fruit.
- When cooking with chicken or meat, cut off the excess fat and skin as it could have absorbed unwanted pesticide residue.