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If you make just a few changes to what you eat, and also lifestyle changes such as moderate exercise. You can reduce your chances of contracting diabetes, but is it just merely a case of the exercise and reducing your intake of refined carbohydrates such as simple sugars.
There is one more thing that you can do and that is to reduce the amount of fat that you have in your diet.
This may come as a bit of surprise to some people who thought that it was all down to eating too many foods with sugar in and not getting enough exercise.
However, some recent research has come to light from the University of Alabama in the USA . Which proves that there is another factor in keeping diabetes at bay in the study, which had 69 participants. They had 69 people whom were overweight, but did not yet have diabetes, but were more or less borderline cases.
The people involved in the study were put on a low carbohydrate, low-fat diet, for eight weeks after eight weeks was over. This group of people had better glucose and insulin levels, so they had reduced their chances of getting diabetes in the long-term within a small period of time.
The interesting thing about this particular research was no weight loss module was used during the study. So sometimes, if you are overweight and worried you might get diabetes. Just by making a few simple changes, you can stop it from happening as we have seen here.
Just so you can get an idea of what the participants ate during the study. Here is a typical meal sesame chicken with rice, carrots and snow peas, broccoli frozen, fat free cheese, oranges and a dinner roll.
It would be quite easy to put together a sample menu. So your fat consumption would be kept to a minimum. It’s not as hard as you think it just takes a bit of organisation and a small amount of will power. It would be certainly worth it because you do not want to contract diabetes.
So in summarising this simple change to your diet, sometimes can make the biggest differences. Even though we don’t already necessarily know that at the time. Did you know that having a diet high in fat could be contributed to getting diabetes? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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