4. Full-Fat Dairy Products
Diabetes brings with it a higher risk for many additional diseases, including heart and cardiovascular concerns. High cholesterol, also a major risk factor for heart disease, therefore exacerbates the damage done by diabetes. But that’s not all. Studies have shown that a diet high in saturated fat can actually worsen insulin resistance, making it that much harder to reverse prediabetes.
It is better to skip full fat dairy products like yogurt, cream, cream cheese, butter, and ice cream. Luckily, there are low-fat or reduced fat versions of these products that you can still enjoy in moderation. Avocado and coconut milk are alternative foods that can provide the smooth mouth-feel of fat without a ton of it.