How Vegan Diet Helped Cure Diabetes for 70-year-old Mahendra Palesha
Vegan diet is slowly gaining popularity as one of the effective diets for the maintenance of health. Most people adopt a vegan diet as a step against animal cruelty while others adopt it for health reasons.
HappyAging met 70-year-old Mahendra Palesha, an industrialist who has converted to a vegan lifestyle and has benefitted immensely from it. Now he tries to spread awareness about this diet by giving lectures. He wants more people to benefit from this lifestyle so that they can live a happy and medicine-free life.
How is a Vegan Diet Beneficial for Older Adults?
Casein protein present in milk prevents our cells from absorbing sugar
Mahendra Palesha says that older adults are more at risk with a non-vegetarian or even a vegetarian diet. Many older adults use milk as a source of calcium and protein. However, the casein protein present in milk prevents our cells from absorbing sugar. This, in turn, leads to sugar build-up in the blood leading to diabetes.
He says that we can avoid this by adopting a vegan diet. By totally eliminating milk and other dairy products from our diet, older adults can force their bodies to detoxify and eliminate toxins accumulated in their body for a long lifetime of bad habits. He has cured his own diabetes, following the vegan principles.
Many older adults also believe that oil is necessary for tasty food. As such, this idea has been around for such a long time that nobody cooks without oil. Palesha says that the oil that we get nowadays is refined to the point that all oils taste the same. Instead, he suggests us to eat nuts that contain sufficient oils required for the body. These nuts (peanuts, walnuts, almonds) provide roughage to the body as well. If at all you wish to use oil, he asks you to use raw oil, also known as the “kachcha ghana” oil.
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