If you’re at high risk of diabetes, the mainstream will make it sound virtually impossible to avoid it.
Even worse, if you already have metabolic syndrome or prediabetes, they’ll insist the only way to dodge the diabetes bullet is to turn your ENTIRE life upside down.
Before you know it, they’ll start barking out so many orders that you can’t possibly keep up. So, of course, many people do end up failing to keep the disease at bay.
After all, when they set the bar that high, who can possibly succeed?
Well, today, I’m going to flip the script. I’m going to help sweep ALL that diabetes doom and gloom… and the needless nagging… right out of your mind.
Because the latest research reveals a much simpler approach.
In fact, with a few easy-to-follow tips, you can dramatically cut your odds of developing diabetes. And that’s true even if you’re so close to getting the disease, you can practically taste it.
4 DOs and DON’Ts for avoiding diabetes
I don’t just have ONE new study to discuss with you today. I’ve got FOUR of them. Two reveal what you can eat to cut your diabetes risk. The other two pinpoint the danger zone of foods to avoid.
And I’ve got to say. A couple of them are a little surprising.
DO: Eat more sardines.
I know, weird, right? But we know how terrific omega-3-packed fish is for our health. The fatty acids are natural inflammation fighters, which can help target the chronic inflammation behind 2 type diabetes. Plus, these healthy fats can help improve insulin resistance.
Besides, there’s just no denying the science. Some volunteers in the breakthrough study were given two cans of sardines a week, and some weren’t. Everyone was then tracked for a year.
At the start, 27 percent of the volunteers who didn’t eat the sardines had a high risk of diabetes. One year later, that number remained high, with 22 percent still at big risk for developing diabetes.
However, in the sardine group, 37 percent started out with a high risk of diabetes… but one year later, just 8 percent remained at risk.
DON’T: Eat processed foods.
The modern U.S. diet is a mess. It’s high in junk sugars and fats and low in quality fiber. And new research reveals how that can take a toll on our health, setting us up for diabetes.
Researchers in the new animal study switched mice from their usual rodent chow to ultra-processed foods resembling the modern U.S. diet. They found that the processed foods altered the bacteria in the gut to promote both low-grade chronic infection and inflammation.
That, in turn, can set the stage for diabetes as well as inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndrome, and cancer.
DO: Eat more fruit.
That sounds like common sense. But folks at risk of diabetes are often told to severely limit how much fruit they eat.
They’re told fruits are off-limits because of their high levels of natural sugars. But a third new study finds you don’t have to go to that extreme. In fact, not eating enough fruit could be a mistake.
The new study reveals eating two servings of fresh fruit a day will CUT your odds of diabetes by 36 percent compared to folks who average half a serving or less.
One important note: This only worked for whole fruit and not fruit juice. Fruit juice cuts out the healthy fiber you need.
DON’T: Eat fried food.
Okay, so finding fried foods on the no-no list isn’t much of a surprise. However, most folks think that indulging every once in a while won’t hurt too much. But it turns out it will.
The fourth and final study I’m sharing today finds just ONE SERVING A WEEK of fried foods will raise your odds of both diabetes and heart disease. And the more you eat, the more that risk grows.
Eating fried foods four times a week can raise your odds of diabetes by 39 percent. And if you have 7 servings a week, your diabetes risk could jump by 55 percent.
For maximum protection, don’t pick and choose from this list. Make all four changes, and you’ll not only get protection from diabetes but cut your odds of nearly every other major chronic disease on the map, too.