The Tasty Foods That Fight Diabetes

Many researchers believe that diabetes is the epidemic that didn’t have to happen. To slow this scourge, they have identified the delicious foods you should be eating to keep your blood sugar under control.

The method of lowering your diabetes risk: Eat a Mediterranean diet. This diet predominantly contains fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, whole grains, beans, nuts and an occasional glass of red wine.

“Adherence to the Mediterranean diet may prevent the development of diabetes irrespective of age, sex, race or culture,” says researcher Demosthenes Panagiotakos, Ph.D., a professor at Harokopio University, Athens, Greece. “This diet has a beneficial effect, even in high risk groups, and speaks to the fact that it is never too late to start eating a healthy diet.”

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The rate of diabetes has doubled globally during the past three decades. If you suffer diabetes, your blood sugar reaches unhealthy levels. It can destroy your kidneys and lead to heart disease, amputations and blindness.

Panagiotakos warns: “Diabetes is an ongoing epidemic and its relation to obesity, especially in the Westernized populations, is well known. We have to do something to prevent diabetes and changing our diet may be an effective treatment.”

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Carl Lowe

By Carl Lowe

has written about health, fitness and nutrition for a wide range of publications including Prevention Magazine, Self Magazine and Time-Life Books. The author of more than a dozen books, he has been gluten-free since 2007.