Consuming the right types of food on a daily basis can go a long way when it comes to preventing or managing type II diabetes.
Type II diabetes affects over 36 million Americans or approximately 10% of the entire country. What’s important to know is that, despite how common this condition is, it is also preventable.
Following through with a healthy diet, avoiding harmful substances, and exercising on a regular basis are all effective for maintaining healthy glucose levels, while also supporting your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
In order to support our patients, the Chiropractors at AICA Snellville are offering some advice for how you can take control over your personal health when it comes to type II diabetes.
Understand the Difference Between Good and Bad Fats
Understanding which types of foods to select at the grocery store is the first step toward maintaining a healthy diet.
Although there are hundreds of labels that speak to “low calories” or “non-fat”, these labels can be deceiving. Most foods that contain such labels usually compensate by including high levels of sodium, artificial ingredients, or trans fats.
Instead, select meals that contain polyunsaturated fats like nuts, sunflower seeds, and vegetable oils. Avoid fast-food products regardless of their convenience and stay away from foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.
Choose White over Red
When it comes to consuming meat, choose white meat over red in order to avoid or control type II diabetes. According to a study conducted by Harvard’s Medical School, cutting red meat out of your diet reduces the risk of developing type II diabetes by 35 percent.
Red meat contains significant amounts of iron and sodium, which have a negative effect on the cells that create and produce insulin. Instead, choose white or lean meat such as chicken or turkey. Fish is also an excellent alternative due to the amount of omega-3 fatty acids they contain.
Avoid Sugary Beverages
Most Americans gain weight as a result of drinking too many sugary beverages that contain artificial ingredients. Consuming high volumes of sugar on a regular basis can directly lead to the onset of type II diabetes. Instead, substitute such items with water, coffee or tea.
Eliminate or Reduce Processed Carbohydrates
Foods that contain refined carbohydrates are directly linked to the development of type II diabetes. The reason is because refined carbs cause your insulin or glucose levels to suddenly spike.
Consuming whole grains over refined carbs is a much safer path to choose.
Learn More About Type II Diabetes Prevention and Management With AICA Snellville
Whether you are concerned over developing type II diabetes or need help managing your condition, the Chiropractors at AICA Snellville are here to help.
We have over 20 years of experience supporting thousands of diabetic patients throughout the greater Snellville community.
Learn more about our services and approach to personal wellness by scheduling an appointment. Simply fill out our online submission form or call our office at 404-889-8826.