Eat to Beat Diabetes

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When you consider that “glucose-intolerant” is another term for “diabetic,” it’s easy to see what you shouldn’t eat. Namely, glucose-rich foods, such as bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes. But Mary Vernon, M.D., prefers a more positive approach: “I like to emphasize what people can enjoy.” So, use the guidelines below to build a prescription diet. One caution: If you’re currently taking medication for high blood pressure or high blood sugar, consult your physician first, as this diet will cause both to drop.

The Rules

Eat until you’re satisfied, not stuffed. Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. Include protein, such as meat, cheese, and nuts, with every meal and snack.

The Foods

Vegetables: Down as many as four servings a day of nonroot vegetables. That means broccoli, asparagus, spinach, and any other leafy green vegetable. One serving is 1 cup raw—about the size of a baseball—or 1/2 cup cooked (half a ball).

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