According to the CDC, 29 million Americans have diabetes.
That’s over 9% of the total United States population.
With Type 2 diabetes on the rise, that number is climbing fast.
There are 2 types of diabetes.
Type 1 is typically a genetic disorder that must be treated by taking insulin because the body is unable to produce it properly itself.
Type 2 diabetes is the type that develops over time and is the one men are more likely to develop as they age.
In fact, 90% of all diabetic cases are Type 2 diabetes.
The U.S. is a nation where there is a lot of focus on diet, and where it seems as if everyone is either focused on healthy eating or ignoring it completely.
And yet even those who try to focus on eating well are not immune to developing diabetes.
A large part of the problem is the misconception that animal products are not healthy to eat.
The fact is that the opposite is true.
A lot of people who eliminate or limit their consumption of animal products end up eat way too many carbs in order to feel full.
And while carbohydrates can be healthy and are necessary to a balanced and healthy eating plan, eating too many carbs is a leading contributor to high blood glucose levels.