Use discretion when drinking alcohol if you have prediabetes. Alcohol is a source of poor quality calories that in excess can be disruptive to your metabolism. Alcohol is one of those “cheat items” that should be consumed sparingly and intelligently. If you are already a full type 2 diabetic and you choose to drink alcohol, only do so when you know your blood sugar level is well-controlled. It’s a good idea to discuss this with your doctor to be sure drinking alcohol is acceptable for you. Other metabolic problems can be affected by alcohol use (your uric acid level for example).
There are three basic food groups: fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are broken down into sugar. It is essential to have all three food groups in your diet to have good nutrition. You should strive to incorporate all three groups in each meal…more
People with diabetes or metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes) must eat only the amount of food necessary, and mix foods from the three food groups. It is beneficial to eat…more
Creating A Plan
There are a number of ways to approach your diet whether you are a diabetic, someone with metabolic syndrome simply overweight. One way may work for some, and another way for others. …more
Foods To Avoid
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Insulin resistance, poor lipid levels, high blood pressure and excess body weight all act toward accelerating the development of atherosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries”)…more
Diabetes and metabolic syndrome are accompanied by inflammation, increased blood sugar, insulin resistance, oxidative stress, hormonal imbalances, and other sources of bodily stress such excessive body weight…more
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