Boost your ‘good fats’ to help fend off diabetes

What can I eat that won’t mess with my blood sugar? Isn’t that an onoing question for all of us whether we are diabetic or prediabetic? Here is a pretty solid article From Prevention Magazine and MSNBC about eating right with diabetes….

What can I eat? If that’s not the first question you ask after a diabetes diagnosis, it’s probably a close second.

You figure fruits and vegetables are at the top of the list (they are); lean meats, some fish, and healthy whole grains make the cut too. Those you expect; these you may not: oils, olives, nuts and seeds, avocados, and dark chocolate. These five foods are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs (moo-fahs) for short.

Incorporating “good” unsaturated fats into a fruit-veggie-lean-protein-whole-grain diet helped people with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing full-blown type 2 by almost 60 percent, according to a landmark government study. And now, emerging research points to MUFAs in particular as potential superheroes for controlling blood sugar, reducing insulin resistance, and fighting belly fat specifically visceral belly fat, the dangerous kind found deep in your abdomen and strongly associated with prediabetes and diabetes.

Recipes are included, some are better then others so beware. Balsamic Roasted Carrots looks great but I’m not sure I’d ever recommend chocolate chips pancakes (49 grams of carbs) to a diabetic.

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