Over 29 million Americans have diabetes. Another 86 million have pre-diabetes. The resulting circulatory, heart and eye problems make life more difficult and, sadly, shorter. Here are some ways to prevent or manage the disease!
- Sprinkle with cinnamon!
Studies find that people with type 2 diabetes who eat one gram ( just a pinch of light sprinkle) of this tasty spice everyday may experience a drop in blood sugar. Try cinnamon on your morning fruit, cereal, in your coffee or dusted on yogurt.
2. Don’t just sit there.
An extra two hours a day spent watching television increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 14%, according to report published in the Journal of the American medical Association. Our suggestion – run around the block between episodes, go to the park with your kids and or do small exercises between commercials.
3. Have a cup of coffee or two.
Numerous studies show that drinking more than two cups of coffee a day is associated with a 25% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The FDA maintains per day of caffeine is safe for healthy adults. Which is awesome, because who doesn’t love a good cup of joe?!