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Fat, Fruit, Sugar, and Diabetes | Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

Fat, Fruit, Sugar, and Diabetes | Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

It is time to rethink the effects fruit and fat have on diabetes.

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Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, is living with type 1 diabetes and practices what he preaches—eating a nutrient-rich diet filled with healthy carbs and an abundance of apples, oranges, bananas, mangoes, and other fruit all containing natural sugar!

He joins “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll to explain why his fruit-heavy diet doesn’t raise his blood sugar, and why the standard American diet that is loaded with saturated fat can wreak havoc on diabetes. 

Cyrus also discusses:

  • White potatoes vs. sweet potatoes and blood sugar
  • How much faster blood sugar rises from drinking a smoothie than eating fruit
  • How to buck genetics and reduce the risk of diabetes when it runs in the family
  • How eating a plant-based diet can improve insulin resistance in people who have had diabetes for many years

Cyrus is cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and creator of the Mastering Diabetes Weekly Meal Plan.

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