Buttering It Up
Do you like having a thick slice of butter on your toast? Or, is the butter on your toast as thick as the bread itself? Well, butter and other saturated fats lead to insulin resistance where your body cells and liver stop responding to insulin and eventually can’t take up glucose from blood. Also, this whole process leads to Type-2 Diabetes. Healthy alternatives to butter are vegetable-based oils which contain monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats.
If you are fighting diabetes, then extra virgin olive oil is an extremely healthy alternative (which is good for your heart also). However, any type of oil if used in excess can lead to weight gain as oils are extremely calorie dense, says Calogeras. A healthy hack for cooking is to use olive oil sprays which can help in weight loss and eventually keep you healthy.