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Healthy Tips to Prevent Childhood Diabetes

LIMIT JUNK FOOD

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LIMIT JUNK FOOD

The healthiest diet is one high in plant foods and low in salt and saturated fats. That's why the American Diabetes Association recommends limiting the consumption of junk food, such as soft drinks, chips, cookies, doughnuts and french fries. These foods are high in saturated fats, a type of fat found in animal products like bacon, cream and many cooking oils, and can lead to weight gain.

Switching to lean proteins like turkey and chicken without the skin are two good options to reduce your child's saturated fat intake. Additionally, avoid frying foods. Baking, broiling, roasting, grilling, steaming, and boiling are healthier ways to cook.

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