You’d like to think you’d know if you were on the cusp of a chronic, potentially deadly disease. And you’d certainly be aware if you actually had it, right?
SURPRISE… the answer very well could be no.
Type 2 diabetes often strikes quietly, like a thief in the night. More than one in four of those with full-blown diabetes DON’T know they have it.
That’s 7.3 million Americans… the population of Arizona… living with SECRET diabetes.
And as I shared recently, one in three American adults is on the verge of joining them. They have prediabetes, which is the last step before the full-blown version of the disease. Most of THEM don’t know it, either.
And that’s why my tip today is something EVERYONE needs to try.
Don’t worry. It won’t cost you an arm and a leg. There are no tests to take. No pills to swallow. And no appointments to make.
It’s just adopting one teeny-tiny, easy habit that can help ensure you never develop this disease. And there’s a bonus… it’s ENJOYABLE.
The SUMMERTIME SECRET to beating diabetes
We all welcome summer when it arrives and with it the promise of ice cream, barbecues, beer, and fun in the sun.
But let’s be honest, by the time August rolls around, we’re all starting to get a little sick of the heat… the humidity… and mosquitos.
Well, there’s one excellent reason to enjoy EVERY minute of this time of year, and that’s the boatloads of fresh fruits and veggies to choose from.
Midsummer means tons of delicious cherries, nectarines, and peaches. And let’s not forget the fresh corn, ripe berries, and every kind of squash you can think of. The choices are endless.
And that, my friend, is the tasty secret to driving down your diabetes risk.
Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and your risk of diabetes will plunge. And when I say plunge, I really mean it. In fact, according to one new study, your odds of facing this devastating disease will drop dramatically.
Slice your type 2 risk IN HALF
New research reveals if you commit to eating just a bit more fresh produce than what’s currently on your menu, your risk of type 2 diabetes can dive by a quarter.
And believe me when I tell you there’s no drug in the WORLD that can promise results like THAT. But hold on a sec, because this simple solution gets even more remarkable.
Eat a little more than that, and your odds of diabetes can plunge by 41 percent, researchers say. And remarkably, if you REALLY step up your game… if you pile plenty of fresh fruits and veggies onto your plate… your risk can even be sliced IN HALF.
What makes this new study so remarkable is that they didn’t just ask people what they ate, which isn’t a very reliable way of doing these things. They took blood tests.
Researchers checked the volunteer’s levels of micronutrients. Healthy levels are a dead giveaway that someone is eating plenty of produce. And the scientists found that even small changes in what we eat can translate into BIG differences in diabetes risk.
So go ahead and make the most out of this season of plenty. Enjoy summer fruits and veggies while they’re still here. Then commit to getting familiar with each season’s best produce and continue to work them into your meals all year round.
Do that, and chances are you’ll never find yourself staring down the barrel of a secret case of diabetes.