Foods to Fight Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes

From the Show: CLEAN Food Network
Summary: Which foods can help prevent pre-diabetes and diabetes?
Air Date: 8/1/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Steven Masley, MD
Steven-MasleySteven Masley, M.D., is a physician, nutritionist, author, speaker, and award-winning patient educator. He has devoted his medical career to the study of heart disease and aging, and has published significant research on these subjects in leading medical journals. His passion is empowering people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Masley has received the award of Fellow from three prestigious organizations: the American Heart Association, the American College of Nutrition, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, and he teaches programs at Eckerd College. Dr. Masley sees patients from across North America at the Masley Optimal Health Center in St Petersburg, FL. 

Dr. Masley has published several health books, SMART FAT, The 30 Day Heart Tune-Up, Ten Years Younger, and numerous scientific articles. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Today Show, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), plus over 250 media interviews. He also completed a chef internship at the Four Seasons Restaurant in Seattle and has performed cooking demonstrations at Canyon Ranch, Pritikin Longevity Center, and on multiple television appearances.
  • Book Title: Smart Fat
  • Guest Twitter Account: @stevenmasley
Foods to Fight Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes & Diabetes
When you eat, the food you take in is stored as energy so that you have enough "get up and go" to make it through the day.

But, when you've stored too much energy and you're not expending enough, this creates insulin resistance and your blood sugar levels go up.

This is important to understand, because insulin resistance, pre-diabetes and diabetes are becoming huge health concerns in modern-day society. And, the number-one cause of heart disease and cognitive decline is elevated blood sugar levels and insulin resistance.

If you're not exercising regularly or eat too many carbohydrates/sugars, you're not utilizing your energy stores.

You can also tailor your diet so that you use energy more efficiently.

For instance, eat more smart fats (avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil). Eat carbohydrates with more fiber and a lower glycemic load (beans, lentils, legumes, leafy greens, asparagus). Avoid carbohydrates like flour-based foods and traditional potatoes.

Listen in as Dr. Steven Masley joins host Lisa Davis to explain why foods play a crucial role in preventing diabetes and other insulin-related health conditions.