At least 25% of Americans develop pre-diabetes, which is a condition that slightly elevates blood sugar levels. This condition can cause diabetes over 10 years. Here are some lifestyle changes that can help you never get the disease.
Loose weight – By losing a mere 10 pounds, you will be able to reduce your risk by as much as 70%. You don’t have to lose weight by following an exercise program, you could also lose weight by changing your diet to a healthier one.
Pick your appetizers – By choosing a salad with vinegar as an appetizer, you will be able to control your bold sugar levels, before you dive into a starchy main. Just 2 tablespoons of vinegar, will help to slow carbohydrate absorption.
Walk – Walk as much as you can every day. By walking just 4 hours a week, you will be able to drop the risk of diabetes by 80% even if you don’t loose weight.
Eat cereal – By choosing a whole grain cereal that provides you with a steady blood sugar level, you will be able to reduce your diabetes risk, as well as lower rates of breast cancer, high blood pressure, and stroke.
Look out for hidden sugar – Avoid products with added sugars such as brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, invert sugar, maltose, malt syrup, molasses, sugar, and sucrose.