Find out how to survive the festivities while keeping your blood sugar stable.
"Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson has been open about his struggles, particularly his battle with type two diabetes. When it comes to the holidays, all the partying can create stress for those of us trying to keep our blood sugar in check. Luckily, Anderson has come up with some clever tips to help you navigate all the festive socializing while keeping your health a top priority. Read on to learn how he survives the holiday circuit and find out a few bonus tips as well.
Reach for the Dark Chocolate
When you are debating between all the delicious treats at an office holiday party, it may be tempting to reach for the sugar cookies and decadent brownies. Instead, Anderson recommends snacking on dark chocolate covered strawberries, since some studies have shown that dark chocolate may improve insulin response and blood sugar control, thanks to flavanols, which are protective compounds found in cocoa.