The numbers are startling: More than 100 million American adults have diabetes, meaning they have poor blood sugar control, which, if untreated, often leads to type 2 diabetes within a few short years. It’s not surprising that a great deal of research is trying to work out how eating habits
Rise & Shine:
People living in an area with a very high density of ready-to-eat food outlets, such as fast-food restaurants, are 11% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who live more than 0.6
Choose Protein Wisely:
Selecting fish and poultry over bacon and processed beef is the kind of dietary swapping associated with lower risk for type 2 diabetes. Egg consumption is not an independent risk factor for diabetes, according to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Both high meat intake and obesity were strong risk factors for the disease.
Shelve the Skim:
People with the highest circulation levels of compounds associated with dairy fat consumption were almost 30% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes over a 9-year average than those with the lowest concentrations of these biomarkers. It may be time to rethink current guidelines that encourage people to gravitate toward low-fat or fat-free dairy options.
Shop for Plants:
Overweight people who followed a vegan diet for 4 months experience greater drops in body fat levels and insulin resistance. Both of which can reduce diabetes risk than those who continued to follow their usual diets. Interestingly, while the vegan diet was fairly high in carbohydrates (about 70% of daily calories), it was still effective at promoting weight loss, which flies in the face of the common belief that eating carbs is bad news for your waistline. Researchers speculated that the plant-based diet’s higher