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Diabetes: Put Yourself at Zero Risk

Timeless Fitness Tip

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Middle-aged women who:

  • Exercise
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Drink alcohol in moderation
  • Do not smoke
  • And most importantly, are not over weight

... can virtually eliminate their risk of diabetes.

Some specifics:

Gardening is healthy

  • Women who are overweight are eight times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than lean women. Obese women are 20 times more likely.
  • Women who do at least seven hours a week of brisk walking, heavy gardening or houswork or other activities vigorous enough to build up a sweat have a 30-percent lower risk than women who exercise less than half an hour a week.
  • Women who do at least seven hours a week of brisk walking, heavy gardening or houswork or other activities vigorous enough to build up a sweat have a 30-percent lower risk than women who exercise less than half an hour a week.
  • Women who eat the most high-fiber cereals and breads (rather than sweets, potatoes, and other refined carbohydrates) and the most polyunsaturated fats (rather than saturated and trans fats) have half the risk.

What to do:
Cut back on hamburgers, pizza, french fries, ice cream and sweets. Replace them with beans, fish, whole-grain breads and cereals, fruits, vegetables and (if you can afford the Calories:) salad dressings and vegetables or olive oils.

Watch your weight and do not forget: Exercise cuts the risk of diabetes even if you never lose a pound. The best way to prevent type 2 diabetes is to keep your body mass index at 25 or below.

Try Chia Seed

A study published in an issue of Diabetes Care found that chia supplementation compared with wheat bran supplementation for 12 weeks resulted in the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors in people with type 2 diabetes.

Chia Seed creates a physical barrier between carbohydrates and the digestive enzymes that break them down, thus slowing the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar. The human body is able to digest chia seed easily. As the seeds are able to absorb more than 7 times their weight in water, and form a thick gel, the result is a slow release of carbohydrates facilitating an equally slow conversion of carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar) for energy.

The human body is able to digest chia seed easily. As the seeds are able to absorb more than 7 times their weight in water, and form a thick gel, the result is a slow release of carbohydrates facilitating an equally slow conversion of carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar) for energy.

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