Here's another reason to eat more beans: They help regulate blood sugar to prevent diabetes.No doubt, you've heard the news about Paula Deen revealing her type 2 diabetes diagnosis -- and her multimillion-dollar drug endorsement deal. Of course, Deen's signature indulgent Southern cooking likely played a big role in her condition. But whether you're a celeb like Deen or one of the rest of us, finding out you have borderline diabetes or prediabetes can be a shocker.
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But here's the more important news: Smart lifestyle changes can help you prevent diabetes or, if you already have it, slow its progression to avoid devastating complications, including heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, blindness, kidney failure, and even limb amputation. Listen up, Paula!
1. Be a Regular at the Farmers' Market
Making fresh produce the main focus of your meals can cut your diabetes risk by 24% or more, thanks in part to all the fiber, which steadies blood sugar. In fact, just adding to your diet some greens, such as arugula or baby Read More »from Don't Be like Paula Deen: 9 Steps to Prevent Diabetes