If you have type 2 Diabetes or pre-diabetes, you’re probably bombarded with advice on what to eat and what not to eat.
But a new study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 reveals that what you eat matters less than how you eat.
In fact, eating the right way can prevent – even cure – diabetes and remove the worst type of body fat—the type around your waist.
Metabolic syndrome involves chronically high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or fats in your blood and excess fat stored around your waist.
If you have this condition and you don’t adopt aggressive lifestyle changes, you will almost certainly develop heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Japanese scientists assessed 642 men and 441 women who did not have metabolic syndrome at the beginning of the study in 2008. They had an average age of 51.2.
They split them into three groups:
– Fast eaters
– Normal eaters
– Slow eaters
…and examined them five years later to see which of them were the healthiest.
They discovered that the faster the participants ate, the more weight they gained around their waists and the higher their blood glucose became.
1. 11.6% of fast eaters developed metabolic syndrome.
2. 6.5% of normal eaters developed metabolic syndrome.
3. Only 2.3% of slow eaters developed metabolic syndrome.