Defend yourself against pre-diabetes and type 2 by sticking to some of these lifestyle habits.
• Fiber Up: The rough stuff isn’t just good for digestion– it also curbs post-meal sugar spikes by slowing down the flow of glucose into the bloodstream. So when you crave something sweet, opt for fiber-rich fruit such as raspberries or pears. Consider adding brown rice to your diet. Eating two servings per week can lower diabetes risk by 11%.
• Embrace your Omegas: The omega-3 fatty acids found in foods like oily fish (wild salmon, sardines) can help improve insulin sensitivity. Eat at least one serving of seafood per week.
• Vitamin D: The “sunshine vitamin” may be a key factor in the fight against diabetes. A review published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinoligy & Metabolism found that people with high vitamin-D levels were less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. Swallow 1,000-2,000 IU a day through dairy foods, fish or supplements.