Cooking For Blood Sugar Control: Old Traditions Meet New Recipes
Blood-sugar-related diseases such as diabetes and prediabetes are among the most daunting public-health problems in the United States, affecting almost half of Americans.
Prediabetes, a condition that can occur when blood sugar levels are elevated but not high enough to indicate full-blown diabetes, is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes. Whereas type 2 diabetes usually requires treatment with medication, prediabetes can be managed in such a way that keeps blood sugar levels under control.
In addition to becoming more physically active (experts recommend getting at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week), adopting a diet that’s low in saturated fat and trans fats, sodium, and processed foods and rich in fruits, vegetables, and fiber can help keep your blood sugar levels in check.
And experts agree that one of the best ways to take charge of your diet is to cook more meals at home. As a bonus, preparing your own food can be fun – especially if you take