A 68-year-old from Bristol claims to have cured his type 2 diabetes after going on a strict diet of dark chocolate and grapes.
Terry Kemp, according to Mail Online, developed type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle disease, after ballooning to 16 stone and he seems to have rid himself of the disorder after eating a bar of 85 per cent cocoa chocolate with a 500g of red grapes every day. This unusual diet helped him lose three stones over the course of two years, which eventually led to his diabetes disappearing, the report claimed.
“I don’t want to give people false hope but it seems to have worked for me,” Kemp told The Sun. “It could be the chocolate, it could be the grapes, or it could be both for all I know. I’ve now started eating other things again.”
Dark chocolate is known to contain less sugar compared to milk and white chocolate and fruits contain antioxidants that help relieve type 2 diabetes. Also, fruit such as grapes contain a lot of fiber that makes people feel fuller, thereby helping them reduce their overall calorie intake.
Almost 90 percent of the the 4.6 million people living with diabetes in the UK suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes UK recently released a new dietary guidelines for type 2 diabetes where they suggested that “one size of diet does not fit all” and noted that dietary advice needs to be tailored.
The charity said: “For the first time the guidelines – which were last updated in 2011 – outline how people with type 2 diabetes might be able to achieve remission. This guidance has been added after the first year results of the Diabetes UK-funded study called DiRECT, suggested that type 2 diabetes remission can occur with significant weight loss.
“The guidelines outline consistently strong evidence that suggests eating certain foods can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, can manage blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes. These suggested foods include vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, fish, nuts and pulses. Eating less red and processed meat, refined carbohydrates and sugar sweetened beverages, is also recommended.”