The Sugar Blockers Diet

Heart Disease

Use these seven rules to tap into the power of foods that can naturally slow sugar absorption, so you can keep eating meals you love.

Quick Quiz: Are You At Risk Of Diabetes?

If you have any three of the following signs, the odds are about 5 to 1 that you have insulin resistance–a condition that puts you in danger of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

1. A waist that measures 35 or more inches if you’re a woman–or 40-plus inches for that man in your life

2. A blood triglyceride level of 150 mg/dL or greater

3. An HDL level of less than 50 mg/dL if you’re a woman–or less than 40 for a man

4. Blood pressure of 130/85 mmHg or higher

5. Fasting blood sugar greater than 100 mg/dL

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