7. Fatty Cuts of Meat
To combat prediabetes, it is advised to stay away from certain cuts of meat that are too high in saturated fat to be healthy. For example filet mignon, T-bone, and porterhouse. Replace them with eating leaner cuts like top round, the eye of round, and top sirloin in moderation. Even better is to rely on proteins like skinless chicken and turkey, fish, and pork tenderloin.
Various researches suggest that components in red and processed meats, particularly 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.