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7) Saturated Fats and Total Fats. Researchers have used a high fat diet  and saturated fats  (on animals) to induce insulin resistance! That's how potent these are at generating Metabolic Disorder symptoms. You definitely want to keep saturated fats and total fat to a minimum unless you are going to be extremely careful.
8) Fish Oil. Many studies have shown that fish oil protects against insulin resistance.
9) Blood Pressure. High blood pressure is one of the hallmarks of Metabolic Syndrome and there are excellent strategies to lower your blood pressure. See this link on How to Lower Your Blood Pressure for details.
10) Mediterranean Diet with Nuts. The Mediterranean Diet probably help with erectile dysfunction is that a recent study  found to improve Metabolic Syndrome . Metabolic Syndrome is a set of conditions (high blood pressure, insulin resistance, poor lipids, etc.) that plague Western societies. There are several interesting things about this study. First of all, the participants were seniors, all of whom were at risk for heart disease including about two thirds who already had developed Metabolic Syndrome . The study found that the Metabolic Syndrome was actually reversed for 14% of the participants. (NOTE: Nuts were also a part of the most succesful cohort in this study.)
11) Juvenon. This is a supplement that is basically a combination of Acetyl-L-Carnitine, the mitochondria booster, and ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid), the powerful antioxidant. One study showed a nice reduction in blood pressure in those with Metabolic Syndrome of 139 to 130. 
12) Alpha-lipoic Acid. Alpha-lipoic acid, one of the components of Juvenon, has been shown in a study to improve insulin resistance. 
13) Testosterone. Researchers castrated rats which made them much more insulin resistant.  They then administered supplemental testosterone which helped reverse the insulin sensitivity resulting from castration. This, of course, implies that testosterone plays a strong role in both insulin resistance and sensitivity. Again, see my link on How to Improve Testosterone Naturally or Testosterone Therapy for ways to boost your testosterone. Also, one well-known HRT clinic has actually reversed ALL of their Type II diabetics. In other words, all of their patients with Type II diabetes have been able to get off of insulin by simply raising their testosterone into the 800-1000 ng/dl range!
14) Stress. Stress has been associated with Metabolic Syndrome. Stress negatively affects hormones (cortisol and testosterone) and leads to behaviors such as increased smoking and drinking and decreased exercise. 
15) Black Tea. Tea, like cinnamon and vinegar, seems to dampen the post-meal glucose and insulin responses according to one study.  The research is new but looks very promising: tea was actually found to mimic the Diabetes drugs Precose and Glyset. Again, this is a rather conusing result to many, because the the school of thought has always been that caffeine causes significant sugar spikes not amerliorations of the same.
16) Dark Chocolate (Cacao). A recent study found that dark chocolate improved insulin sensitivity.  Of course, the secret is not the sugar or milk - it's the cacao, which is one of the staples of the ultra heart healthy Kuna peoples. Eating a small bar per day (dark only) is a heart healthy idea.
17) Sleep. Studies have shown that lack of sleep leads to greatly reduced glucose clearance, i.e. you become much more insulin resistant, and your immunity is whacked.  In one recent study scientists placed 11 participants in a closed environment where sleep, calories and physical activity could be carefully controlled. The researchers found that as those in the study went from 8.5 hours of sleep to 5.5 hours, their blood sugar was significantly higher and their insulin resistance significantly worse. 
18) Fructose. One 2009 study found that men put on a high-fructose (200 g/day) diet significantly increased the number of men with metabolic syndrome (and their blood pressure). In addition, putting them on a uric acid blocker almost eliminated the increase.  You don't need to worry about the small amount of fructose in fruit: 200 g is a LOT of fructose. But you should definitely limit sweets and cokes and anything with a substantial amount of sugar or corn syrup.
19) High-Intensity Training. If you can take the pain, High-Intensity Training, a close relative of Interval Training, has also been shown to do a nice job of lowering insulin levels. Intensity is a technical term that basically refers to the amount of effort in a certain amount of time or the amount of "sweat and burn" the exercise induces. Researchers put (female) participants on a repeated cyle of "sprinting" on a stationary bike for 12 seconds and then pedaling much more slowly for 12 seconds and so on for twenty minutes three times per week.  This very minimal amount of exercise significantly reduced insulin levels.
20) Leucine / Branched Amino Acids (BCAA's). Leucine is the heavy-hitter amino in Brached Chain Amino Acid supplements and is responsible for many of the muscle-building effects of whey. And it turns out that leucine may be one of your potent weapons for fighting insulin resistance and prediabetes. See my link on Branched Chain Amino Acids for more details.
21) Sugary and Sweet Drinks. It will probably come as no surprise that these have been found to accelerate Metabolic Syndrome (and type II diabetes).  Of course, it could't have anything to do with the extra fructose and empty calories...
22) Coffee. Many men do not know that coffee has a strong "glucose-limiting" compound in it and supplement manufacturers have pulled out and put into an extract due to its potency. This is one of the reasons that coffee can so be so healthful for some men and several studies have shown its ability to put the brakes on Metabolic Syndrome. 
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