Diabetes continues to grow in work-places
Last Updated: 11-22-2016
Right now there are 86 million Americans who are pre-diabetic and 90% of them don’t have a clue that they are! Steps that everyone should be taking to lower blood sugar levels. Either prevent or slow the progression of type 2 diabetes. Healthy Eating is HUGE in this role and here are the Golden Rules For Healthier Eating.
Skip the soda, sweet tea, fancy sweet latte combos and fruit juice which all spike your sugar levels. And provide empty calories which make you fatter and make you hungry!
Limit junk food and anything white like rice, bread, pasta and potatoes. The more you eat and the bigger your plate. The greater your risk of being overweight and getting Type 2 Diabetes!
*Fiber UP!! Eating a lot of high-fiber foods like fruits, veggies, beans and whole grains will fill you up and keep you leaner. The rule to follow is 1/2 your plate should be veggies, fruits and lean protein like salmon or chicken.
*Watch Fats! We all need fats in our diet, just choose the healthy fats like olive or coconut oils, nuts, seeds and avocado. Always go for the low fat cheeses, yogurts and milks.
*Alcohol in Moderation! Men should drink no more than 2 drinks, while women only 1.
*Choose Lean Meats! Fish two to three times a week can definitely help prevent diabetes. Bake, broil or sauté fish not fry for the health benefits. Lean meats are white meat chicken or turkey. If you have to have red meat, choose those cuts with “round” or “loin” in their description. They are lower in the bad fats.
*Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate! The more hydrated you are, the less hungry you are. The body works better when it has proper hydration and t also helps to lower blood sugar!
*Exercise Too! Mix 30 minutes of cardio and strength training to your healthy anti-diabetes diet and you will be reducing your risk of obesity and diabetes!
Eating Fruit at Work is a Great Choice to keep you feeling full, fit and energized!