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Could mak­ing a few small diet tweaks ac­tu­ally pre­vent Type 2 di­a­betes? Yes! Ex­perts say you can sta­bi­lize your blood sugar— cut­ting your risk of this trou­ble­some ill­ness in half or more—sim­ply by . . .

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Con­sum­ing 1 Tbs. of any type of vine­gar could rev your blood- sugar con­trol as ef­fec­tively as many di­a­betes drugs, re­ports the Euro­pean Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Nu­tri­tion. Vine­gar blocks the ab­sorp­tion of starches in the di­ges­tive tract. And the more slowly you ab­sorb starches, the stead­ier your blood sugar will be, study coau­thor Mar­garet Lee­man, PH.D., ex­plains.

2 Melt­ing belly fat with av­o­cado

Trim­ming your waist­line so that it’s an inch or two smaller than your hips cuts your di­a­betes risk 55%! Ab­dom­i­nal fat re­leases hor­mones that tin­ker with blood- sugar con­trol. To slim down, try adding a small av­o­cado to your daily diet. Re­search shows the healthy plant fats in av­o­ca­dos switch on en­zymes that burn ab flab for fuel, help­ing women shed up to two pounds ev­ery month.

3 En­er­giz­ing your pan­creas with dairy

A re­cent anal­y­sis of 14 stud­ies sug­gests that fit­ting in three serv­ings of dairy daily (full-fat or low-fat) could cut your di­a­betes risk as much as 38%. Dairy boasts a com­pound (pen­tade­canoic acid) that height­ens your pan­creas’ abil­ity to de­tect blood-sugar fluxes and quickly cor­rect them. What’s a serv­ing? One cup of milk, yo­gurt or cot­tage cheese, or 1 1/2 oz. of hard cheese.

4 Revving sugar burn with gin­ger

You can heighten your blood-sugar con­trol as much as 33% in one week by adding 1/2 tsp. fresh gin­ger, 1/4 tsp. of the pow­dered spice or 6 oz. of gin­ger tea to each meal, re­port re­searchers in the jour­nal Planta Med­ica. Gin­ger’s ac­tive in­gre­di­ents (gin­gerols) heighten in­sulin sen­si­tiv­ity in mus­cle cells, prompt­ing them to quickly ab­sorb and burn ex­cess blood sugar for en­ergy, says study coau­thor Colin Duke, PH.D.

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