Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - WELLNESS -


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.

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