7. Fatty Cuts of Meat
Certain cuts of meat are too high in saturated fat to be healthy. Beyond that, studies suggest that components in red and processed meats, especially sodium, can increase diabetes risk by causing insulin resistance. The nitrates in processed meat specifically are known to negatively affect the pancreas, which produces the insulin you need to convert sugar to fuel.
To combat prediabetes, avoid the fattiest steaks including filet mignon, T-bone, and porterhouse and instead eat leaner cuts like top round, eye of round, and top sirloin in moderation. Even better is to rely on proteins like skinless chicken and turkey, fish, and pork tenderloin.