Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., and it doubles the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disease - our food choices can either prevent or promote insulin resistance and resultant diabetes.
Many conventional diabetes diets rely on meat or grains as the major calorie source. However, these strategies have serious drawbacks. High-nutrient, low glycemic load (GL) foods are the optimal foods for diabetics, and these foods also help to prevent diabetes in the first place.For the complete article see the 12-19-2012 issue.
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