Can you reduce risk of type 2 diabetes?

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Go for low GI food

When it comes to food, it always helps to stick to low GI (glycaemic index) foods. Food items are classified as low, medium and high GI depending on the rate at which they get digested. Food products with a lower GI index get digested very slowly and gently release the glucose levels in a more consistent fashion. Food with higher GI index gets digested very quickly and causes an abrupt increase in the blood glucose levels. This can lead to the storage of carbohydrates as fat and also increase the urge of binge eating.

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Control processed food items

Processed food is generally very rich in saturated fat and salts, but low in vitamin and mineral content. They also do not have enough fiber. Therefore, it is healthier to stick to the alternatives such as legumes, fish, beans and chicken.

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