Pre-Diabetes: 5 Foods To Cut Your Diabetes Risk

woman eating saladAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 3 adults in the U.S. has pre-diabetes, which is usually the result of having higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. One of the best ways to prevent pre-diabetes is by eating healthy – and certain foods can certainly help. Read on to find out what they are!

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1. Cinnamon

Although most of us sprinkle cinnamon onto our French toast in the morning for a little added flavor, the health benefits of this delicious spice may take you by surprise. Did you know that in addition to lowering your “bad” cholesterol and raising your “good” cholesterol, cinnamon has been proven to reduce your blood sugar levels, which lowers one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes?

2. Garlic

Do you tend to avoid garlic out of fear of bad breath? Hearing some of its benefits just might be enough to change your mind. Aside from warding off vampires, garlic has been proven to lower your blood sugar. And get this: Garlic extract is known for increasing the amount of insulin available for diabetics.