Preventing Diabetes Really Comes Down To A Few Simple Dietary Changes
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Diabetes is a complex disease. There are many different types of diabetes including Type 1, Type 2, Pre-diabetes and gestational. The information here pertains to Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. The most significant changes you can make are:
Avoid highly processed foods
People are consuming the greatest quantity of processed foods now more than any other time in history. However, most people don’t even know how dangerous they are. Recent studies show that processed foods are linked to many common diseases including diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers, and obesity. Can you believe so many diseases can come from the foods you eat? The processed foods I am talking about are anything made with white flour, artificial sweeteners, cakes, cookies, pastries, breakfast cereals, soft drinks, sugary “fruit” drinks, cheese food, frozen dinners, and processed meat products (sausage, bologna, bacon, packaged ham, etc.), canned food, and refined sugars (including high fructose corn syrup). Most processed foods are stripped of all nutrients and are high in sugar, fat, salt and calories.
Avoid red meat and most animal products
In addition to avoiding highly processed foods, eating fewer animal products will have a huge impact on your health. Eating fewer animal products is the key to preventing chronic diseases including obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes because animal products Continue reading