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Vegetables Salad Jumpstart Your Pancreas: New Research Shows How To Reverse Type-2 Diabetes With A Low Calorie Diet.
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"The good news for people with type-2 diabetes is that our work shows that even if you have had the condition for 10 years, you are likely to be able to reverse it by moving that all important tiny amount of fat out of the pancreas. At present, this can only be done through substantial weight loss," said Taylor. "I think the real importance of this work is for the patients themselves."
The Newcastle Diet
The 800 Calorie Diet Plan
The daily food allowance for the 8 week program included:
- A liquid meal replacement formula called Optifast available as milkshakes or soup. It consists of 46.4 percent carbohydrate, 32.5 percent protein and 20.1 percent fat as well as vitamins and minerals. (600 Calories)
- At least three portions of non-starchy vegetables. Examples include broccoli, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, mushrooms, zucchini, asparagus, red pepper and bean sprouts. Dieters were permitted to season their food with herbs and spices as long as they did not contain salt. (200 Calories)
- A minimum of 2 liters of water.

The study patients were instructed to strictly avoid the following foods:
- Poultry, fish, eggs and meat
- Bread, rice and pasta
- Dairy products
- Starchy vegetables such as potato and sweet potato
- Legumes
- Fruit
- Alcohol
- Salt