According to The National Diabetes Statistics Report led by the Centre for Disease Control in 2020, more than 1 in 10 North Americans currently have diabetes. Perhaps even more shocking are the numbers for prediabetes. A serious high blood sugar condition which they estimate affects 1 in 3… but over 80% are not aware they have it. Given that Prediabetes puts you at a high risk of developing Diabetes (as well as Heart Disease and Stroke) this all adds up to what is being called “the Diabetes Epidemic”. Thankfully, lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise play a big role in helping to bring balance back to your blood sugar levels and get us off the Sugar Crash Roller Coaster. Let's talk prevention!! Living a preventive lifestyle is perhaps the single most important action we can all take to help reduce the risk of future chronic disease.
"A balanced diet is a chocolate in both hands" -- a phrase commonly in use to justify one's chocolate snacking behavior. A phrase is now shown to actually harbor some truth. How do you enjoy this decadent delight? With Strawberries? Hot Chocolate? Chocolate Bar? Chocolate Ice Cream?