DO EAT PLANT PROTEIN
In South Africa, seven percent of adults aged 21 to 79 have diabetes and many more are on the cusp. But trading meat for protein found in plants (such as broccoli and avocados, nuts, seeds, pulses and wholegrains) can help. One study found that even tiny swaps can help drop diabetes risk by 18%! Fill up on plant-based protein at breakfast. ‘Choose omelettes with vegetables, spread avocado on 100%-wholegrain bread or make plain oats with unsweetened soya milk, nuts and berries,’ says London. Fibre and goodfor-you fats help reduce blood-sugar spikes and cravings all day, she adds.