Prediabetes Diet : Foods to Avoid

The proper prediabetes diet plan to stop prediabetes and avoid full type 2 diabetes with all its potential complications involves avoiding certain foods.

Pre-diabetes metabolic syndrome increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.  Insulin resistance, poor cholesterol and blood fat levels, high blood pressure and excess body weight all act toward accelerating the development of atherosclerosis, or a narrowing of your arteries through which your blood travels. This can happen not only in your heart, but often the circulation to the feet and legs is blocked leading to many problems.  Foods containing the following can work against your goal of a healthy cardiovascular system.

  • Refined processed (“machine-made”) packaged foods.
  • Bread and pasta especially those products made with refined flour.
  • Saturated fats. Avoid large portions of high-fat meat and dairy products – Some saturated fat okay and part of the best pre-diabetes diet plan.
  • Trans fats. These are found in processed snacks, many baked goods, shortening and margarines and should be avoided completely.
  • Sodium. Guidelines recommend less than 2,000 mg of sodium a day.  If you are eating real food (not machine-made) this should not be a problem.



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