Vegan diet helps Chaka Khan ditch diabetes meds

Wed, 05 Dec 2012
Legendary soul singer Chaka Khan has revealed that she no longer takes medication for her type 2 diabetes as she is now able to control the condition through diet alone.

The 59-year-old gave up meat and diary products after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and is now a strict vegan.

"I had type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. So I went on a radical change in lifestyle. I was on liquids for a year, and that gave me a good jump-start," Khan said.

"It sort of changed my whole way of thinking. You have to get the mindset."

Her new diet, combined with regular exercise sessions, has led to a dramatic improvement in health and allowed the singer to ditch her type 2 diabetes medication .

Through these intensive lifestyle changes, Khan has also seen managed to lose 60 lbs (27.2 kg), bringing her close to what she described as her "1970s fighting weight ".

Various studies have shown that healthy vegan diets can improve blood sugar control, particularly when combined with regular physical activity .
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