Italian researchers have found that increaseing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids leads to a decrease in insulin resistance, so that means omega-3 will join the list of other foods recommended by your doc or provider to stave off diabetes. Eat fish like salmon, sardines, plant and nut oils, seasame seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, olive oil and walnuts. ASk your helth care provider if you should include Omega 3's in your diet.
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No matter what your diet plan, try to balance the amount of carbohydrates you eat at each meal (i.e., 20 carbs each at breakfast, lunch and dinner or 10 carbs each for 6 meals a day). This keeps insulin surges and drops to a minimum, lessening the chance that sugars will be deposited as fat. I thought I knew EVERYTHING about dieting until a RD taught me this after my Mom's heart surgery.
Especially good advice for anyone diagnosed with diabetes, hypoglycemia, metabolic syndrome X or pre-diabetic tendencies.
Everyday Health reports ...If you have gained weight in middle age & most of it is in your belly, you are likely part of the American epidemic of prediabetes. If you don't start eating better and exercising, full-blown diabetes will almost certainly be in your future. The ailment has many names, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, Syndrome X, prediabetes. Why is it so easy to diagnose? There's one clue that's a dead giveaway: It's your waistline, prediabetes and diabetes can harm arteries!
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