Type 2 diabetes is man made – diet made. There is no question about that.
And usually when people want to reverse type 2 diabetes, they try to eat healthier or eat less. It makes sense and definitely helps.
But according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, it’s even more important to change WHEN you eat.
This one little change can improve sleep, drop weight, lower cholesterol and blood pressure… and most shockingly, cure type 2 diabetes.
The human circadian rhythms developed during a period when we ate all our meals within a shorter time window, which is why researchers decided to explore whether it was better to eat all our daily meals during a 10-hour period to match them.
19 American adults with metabolic syndrome participated in the study.
Initially, they ate their meals over a 14-hour period each day for a period of two weeks. They logged what they ate and their health information and blood samples were collected.
Participants were then put on a 12-month eating plan with a 10-hour eating window, eating later in the mornings and earlier in the evenings to accommodate the new schedule. They continued to log their food and time.
By the end of the 12-month intervention, the scientists found a:
1) 23 percent improvement in the amount of restful and regular sleep.
2) 3.3 kg (7.3 lbs) average weight reduction.
3) 1.1 drop in body mass index and a reduction in unhealthy abdominal fat.
4) 7 percent reduction in total cholesterol and an 11 percent drop in LDL cholesterol.
5) 4 and 8 percent drop in systolic and diastolic blood pressure respectively.
6) 5 percent reduction in fasting blood glucose.
7) 21 percent reduction in fasting insulin.
Therefore, a time-restricted diet can prevent metabolic syndrome and diabetes and other contributors like obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol that contribute to them.