5 Foods That Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Posted June 15, 2010 in Diet, News of the Day 2 Comments »

As you know, eating a ton of high GI carbs may make you develop type 2 adult-onset diabetes, and trust me: you don’t want that.

Brown rice: switching from white rice to brown rice is one step you can take to help manage those kinds of foods, but what else can you do?

Here are 4 more foods you can eat to help prevent type 2 diabetes:

  1. Nuts – They are high in fat so they help satiate hunger and they are low in carbs compared to breads, pastries, pasta, etc… Nuts also help keep your cholesterol in check.
  2. Green leafy veggies – Filling up on these healthy, high-fiber foods will help you avoid those nasty high-carbohydrate foods. People who eat more of these tend to have a lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes, studies say.
  3. Fish – Choose fish like salmon, which is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. Avoid fried and breaded fish, as those food will encourage type 2 diabetes, rather than preventing it.
  4. Fat free milk and dairy products – Some studies suggest dairy products help battle insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes. Buy milk fortified with vitamin D, which your body needs to absorb the calcium.

Don’t forget to exercise! Regular exercise helps control insulin resistance and will help decrease your body weight, both of which will help you avoid the diabetes.

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2 Responses to “5 Foods That Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes”

  1. I’ve been eating low GI since January. My energy level is way up, and body fat is way down. Will it help me avoid type 2 diabetes? Don’t know, but it sure won’t hurt.

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