Big Food TARGETING diabetics? (Clean up in aisle three!)

Type 2 diabetes. It’s a lifestyle disease.

Meaning you can prevent, even reverse, it by making better choices.

As a reader of mine, you already know this.

But you may also know how confusing consumer “buzzwords” on labels can be when you try to clean up your diet: organic, cage-free, non-GMO… the list goes on.

And now, Big Food is at it again.

Except this time, they’re targeting diabetics.

Don’t be duped

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave companies the green light to state that yogurt might slash risk of Type 2 diabetes.

More specifically, brands like Danone and Chobani will be able to disclose that enjoying at least two cups of yogurt weekly will lower diabetes risk.

Can you already see the dollar signs? Because I’m sure Big Food is popping some champagne over this one!

Now, the FDA did “express concern” over which products get the stamp of approval. For instance, yogurts that contain add “significant amounts of added sugars” shouldn’t receive the qualified health claim.

They also explained there was no single ingredient tied to this effect… just that there was a link between yogurt consumption and a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes.

But do you really think any of that matters to the average consumer?

Similar to the Heart-Check seal of approval on foods like Cheerios, I have to assume most shoppers will look for an icon, buzzword, or hyped-up claim when shopping the yogurt aisle…

And on their quest to select a healthy choice, they’ll fall for the marketing ploy and carry on.

Two simple secrets

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…

I just can’t believe so many people still think yogurt is a health food. (That’s marketing for you!)

I’ve never been a fan. But if you’re a yogurt lover, at the very least, choose full-fat, unsweetened varieties. Stay away from all those dessert-mimicking, “healthy” versions.

And STOP falling for those marketing claims!

If you really want to avoid, or reverse, Type 2 diabetes—start with these two simple secrets for better blood sugar control:

  1. Eat a well-balanced meal full of fresh, whole foods. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store or, better yet, go to a local farmer’s market or farm stand. Choose things like grass-fed and -finished meat, organic poultry, seasonal produce, and nuts/seeds.
  2. Move your body regularly. In fact, it can be as simple as taking three 10-minute walks a day—one after each meal.

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“FDA to allow yogurt makers to claim food lowers risk of type 2 diabetes.” FoodDive, 03/01/2024. (