REDUCE Your Diabetes Risk with this “5 to 7” Trick
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
No one ever said life would be easy… but does it have to be so dang HARD sometimes?
Keeping up with your health as you age can feel like you’re taking a test you didn’t study for.
Having to keep track of what symptoms mean… getting to all of your appointments… remembering to take your medicine… it starts to get overwhelming.
But now you could cross at least one of those worries off of your list: diabetes.
Researchers have discovered that you could REDUCE your risk of diabetes with this “5 to 7” trick.
And it’s as simple as can be.
Recent research shows that losing just 5 to 7 percent of your body weight can reduce the chances of developing diabetes by 58 percent!
But it gets better…
If you’re over 60, you could lower your risk by as much as 70 percent.
That means dropping a few pounds should be on everyone’s to-do list.
The research comes from the American Heart Association, and shows that 30 to 53 percent of new diabetes cases are linked to the patient’s weight.
The researchers gathered data from a large-scale study of patients from 45 to 79 years old. None had diabetes at the beginning of the study.
But by the end of the study, up to 41 percent of the participants had gained significant weight, which corresponded DIRECTLY to the rate of diabetes.
Of the obese patients, one in ten developed diabetes. In fact, when compared to the healthy weight group, the rate of diabetes leapt from 7 to 20 percent.
But this doesn’t have to be you.
Here’s the plan:
Become more active. This alone can help a lot of people lose those few extra pounds. You don’t have to be too crazy with your exercise, just try walking more.
Fill in those extra nutrients. Blood sugar control especially needs chromium, vanadium, and B vitamins.
Eat more protein. You need to eat protein to feel full and have fewer cravings. Protein easily fills you up and uses more energy to digest than any other type of food. Protein also helps build muscle mass, which pushes your metabolism into overdrive.
Drink only water. This is the hardest step for most people, but the calories that come from drinking soda, juice, or anything besides water are calories you don’t need.
Get help from herbs. Try berberine. This plant extract helps reduce inflammation and gives your natural fat-burning switch a good kick.
Dr. Scott Olson, ND
P.S. If your blood sugar is high, chances are your doc has told you to exercise more. But one study showed that this exercise could actually SKYROCKET diabetes risk! Read all about it right here.
Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND
Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.
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