How to Reverse Your Prediabetes Symptoms? Prediabetes is caused by a number of high-risk choices. Some of them include: • Eating more food than you can burn up each day, resulting in fat build up and weight gain. • Sitting passively in front of a TV or computer instead of using your body actively for at least 30 minutes each day. • Drinking sugar-rich soft drinks instead of pure fruit juices or water. • Eating foods that contain saturated fats and trans-fats. • Consuming too much salt. • Drinking too much alcohol. • Skipping diabetes medication that lower your blood sugar and blood pressure. • Ignoring to regularly monitor for glucose, fats, and blood pressure levels. Do these habits seem familiar? You may even have other bad choices not mentioned in this list, such as smoking and using illegal drugs. Whatever bad habits you are having, they are your choices. Some of them can seem out of your control – for example your addiction to fast foods or alcohol. Luckily you can still seek help, many have done so and successfully reversed their bad habits. You shouldn’t feel bad about yourself; understanding bad habits, is an important step for turning them around into good ones. You can do it! You can adopt some methods to reverse your bad situations. The following are several options you can do that could work for you and give you the opportunity to be in control of your life. There are ways to reverse or more importantly, prevent prediabetes while avoiding all possible complications. You deserve to live a long, fulfilling life. You just need to start by understanding that there is a choice. Becoming a Good Shopper Making good choices in your life often starts in the market and grocery stores. You should understand some key decisions that can help you change your shopping experience. Rather than the market influencing your buying decision, you need to use your common sense and good instincts to figure out what you should buy at the grocery store. Follow these advices and you are not only improving your diet but also saving some cash. During a shopping, try to remember the time-tested principle: "What out of your sight is out of your mind." Here are a few suggestions to fill your shopping basket with healthy contents: • Bring a grocery list and try as best as you can to stick with it. • Drink enough water and eat some fruits before going to the market, thirsty and hungry shoppers tend to be a little compulsive. • Go into the market only once or twice a month, frequent shoppers tend to buy and eat more foods. • Don’t walk every aisle, you may find yourself in a bakery and find it harder to resist those cheese-filled croissants. • Thoroughly read food nutrition labels before buying, avoid those that contain high sugar and saturated fat content. • Don’t take a free sample, they are generally expensive and high in calories. Markets offer you what they can profit from the most. • Give your kids healthy snacks before shopping. You should bring high calorie, high nutrition snacks if your child is particularly active. • When standing at the checkout lane, pull out your cellphone to check your e-mail or open social network sites, try to keep your eyes off those little goodies cunningly positioned to tempt you. Focus on Fresh Products One of the important priorities in eating healthy is choosing fresh, local foods. This makes great sense as fresh foods are tasty and highly nutritious. If you choose foods from local growers or fisheries, you may enjoy them at peak of their taste – completely different from those defrosted foods shipped from another continent, which are often harvested before they were ripe enough, which makes it impossible for you to enjoy the real flavor of the vegetable or fruit. Many agriculture products are not grown for taste or nutrition, but to maintain their appearance and shape before rotting. Other major advantage of eating local foods is you have the chance to meet the farmer. They welcome direct interactions with those who buy their products. You may find their Web site URLs on the product so you can inspect how each farmer grows their crops. Do they use pesticides? Are they organic? Do they use safe methods renewing the soil? A good way to get local, fresh produce is to find the nearest local farmers’ market instead of a grocery store. They often allow you to taste the food before buying – something that only a few supermarkets are willing to offer. He may have just picked them up a few hours previously and chose only ripe ones. You may get cheaper prices because farmers don’t have to compensate for overhead costs and middlemen fees. Additionally, many different farms are often represented at the farmers’ market. Why settle for one type of broccoli or corn, a farmer may grow a rare variety of orange that you won’t find in the local grocery store. However, some foods at farmers’ markets can be slightly more expensive because farmers don’t use cheap stuffs when growing them. If you can afford the higher price, you will get a better quality product. An excellent way of getting fresh, local produce is by growing your own crops. A long recession may encourage you to fill your backyard with fruits and veggies. Those who have decades of experience in home gardening can choose good varieties of tomatoes that they can’t easily find in their area. You can pick fully ripe veggies and eat them fifteen minutes later. You can save hundreds of dollar annually on food costs. Often, home gardeners need to pass out zucchini and tomatoes to their neighbors because they invariably grow too much. If you live in an apartment, you can grow some herbs next to a window. You’ll feel the satisfaction of eating what you planted.