It is said that by 2020, more than half of all Americans will be diabetics or prediabetics.
Alarming? Yes indeed! But… the good news is that you don’t have to fit that statistic. We can crush any predisposition or current lifestyle habit that can lead to diabetes. There’s wisdom and advice we now have that make that more than possible.
My books 14 Days to Amazing Health and Get Healthy for Life offer tried-and- true
recommendations on what can be done to reverse, manage, and prevent diabetes. Today, however I want to share TWO simple, yet very powerful, game-changing pieces of advice that will help anyone beat diabetes before it beats you.
Here they are:
1. Having beans at every meal (Yes, even at breakfast!)
2. Taking a Digestive Walk
Legumes are the highest foods in fiber. Beans and peas fall into this category accounting for 10-16 grams of fiber per 1 cup. Fiber from whole grains is protective against diabetes and helps normalize blood sugar levels. It also makes you feel full and stay full – which curbs your appetite from wanting to snack between meals.
Taking a digestive walk doesn’t mean brute exercise – a dirty word for most people. Studies after studies are showing that regular exercise can cut your risk of diabetes by half or more. Just 30-60 minutes of physical activity lowers insulin resistance and directly helps in lowering blood sugar levels. Exercise has a remarkable effect immediately after a meal. It has the potential to lower blood sugar from 1-3 points for every minute you exercise. That’s anywhere from 30-90 points down to
a healthier sugar level. Although one in 10 adults have diabetes and one in three has pre-diabetes in the US, that does not have to be you. With these two strategic health nuggets, let’s take back our health and get healthy for life!
Cheers to Healthy Lifestyle,
Cooper Wellness Center