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HEALTHY EATING : The right start in the fight against diabetes

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A 2015 report by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) revealed that, Singapore has the second-highest proportion of diabetes among developed nations. It is also seen as one of the “big four” non-communicable diseases, along with cancers, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory diseases. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the number of adults estimated to be living with diabetes has nearly quadrupled over 35 years, warning that it has increased drastically because of “the way people eat, move and live”.

Diabetes is said to be affecting almost 422 million people worldwide, a number likely to more than double in the next 20 years. WHO further reveals that type 2 accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide, and reports of type 2 in children have increased worldwide.

All this justifies the fact that diabetes is a major public health problem. The question now remains, how can we curb this? Shall we allow this threat the liberty of spreading further or look for possible solutions at all cost? We believe the later would be the best alternative.

In that case, the best place to start would be through healthy eating. You see, lifestyle changes and the enormous availability of highly affordable, low-nutrient, and energy dense food is the major cause of type 2 diabetes, especially among the working class. How then should we ensure a healthy eating habit?

  1. Go for high-fiber, slow-release carbs

Carbs or carbohydrates can drastically increase your blood sugar levels, even more than fats and proteins. Therefore, you need to be mindful of the type of carbs you take. For instance, instead of taking refined carbs like pasta, rice, and white bread, try high-fiber complex carbs or slow-release carbs like brown or wild rice, sweet potatoes, yam, whole-wheat pasta, and spaghetti squash.

  1. Be moderate about your sugar

Eating healthy against diabetes doesn’t mean you have to eliminate sugar entirely or the serving of your favorite dessert, the key here is moderation. Reducing your soft drink intake can go a long way to helping you cut down on a lot of sugar consumption.

  1. Take Natural Health Food, for example Cordyceps

Research has it that Cordyceps is known to drastically help improve diabetes blood sugar metabolism and increase insulin sensitivity. This makes it a great alternative to healthy eating against diabetes.

Yes, this deadly pandemic can be taken care of, but it doesn’t happen overnight. However, baby steps like the ones mentioned above can go a long way. Now get your act together to fight diabetes.

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