Easy Ways To Cut Your Risk Of Diabetes

More than 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, but the good news is that nine out of 10 times using just a few painless lifestyle changes, diabetes can be prevented.

And if you already have diabetes these changes can help to control or even help to reverse it.

Eat Peanut Butter

1-2 Tbs. Of peanut butter each day to cut your risk of developing diabetes. The reason that this works is because peanuts are a rich source of magnesium, protein and healthy fats. This works to slow your sugar absorption and helps to regulate blood sugar.

Take Vitamin D

A daily dose of 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 is important to help keep your pancreas in good working order. A healthy pancreas is important in preventing diabetes unfortunately humans are the only animal on Earth whose bodies don’t produce it’s own vitamin D, because of this we have to rely on supplements and the sun for our vitamin D.

Cook Pasta Al Dente

Cooking your pasta in this manner slows the absorption of starches and helps to prevent blood sugar from spiking. Which is very good news for pasta lovers everywhere.

Lose Weight

Losing just as little as 10 pounds can go a long way towards lowering your diabetes risk. One good way to get started is to add more fibre rich fruits and vegetables while cutting back on processed carbohydrates and starchy vegetables.

Eat More Often

Eating several small and healthy mini-meals that contain dairy and proteins during the day will help to stabilize blood sugar levels.  Just adding 2 oz. Of protein to each meal helps to slow carbohydrate absorption and prevent blood sugar spikes. An added bonus is the fact that eating this way will also help you to lose weight without even trying.

Lower Your Stress Levels

Being under chronic stress can up your risk of developing diabetes by 184% according to some reports. But it’s not all that hard to cut this risk, just take a little time out for yourself each day to do something that you enjoy. Some things that you might try are yoga, walking, watching a comedy, or just spending time with your friends.

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valery elias 6 years ago

My mom was a diabetic, this is useful information.

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