Sinful Eating Habits that Lead to Diabetes:
Irregular Eating Regimen
It should be understood that diabetes is essentially the inability to maintain uniform sugar levels in the body. One common food habit that induces unwanted changes in blood sugar levels is eating at irregular hours. Major meals need to be eaten at around the same time to prevent fluctuations in blood sugar levels. This is vital to ensure that the secretion of insulin is kept in check. Eating heavy desserts post dinner, particularly just before going to bed is essentially a health disaster that could be your stepping stone towards diabetes.
Ignoring Healthier Food Choices
• Tendency to overlook ingredients mentioned on the packaging of food items. Many ingredients lead to an overload of sugar and should be prevented.
• Tendency to snack upon artificially sweetened, packaged foods rather than nutritious, diabetes-controlling options like fruits.
• Over-frying cooked foods that lead to excessive consumption of harmful, trans- fats.
• Dependency on packaged, sweetened fruit juices rather than fresh juices. This leads to unnecessary intake refined sugar.
• Not eating salads regularly. Salads prepare from green veggies and sprouts are a nutritious, anti-diabetic choice. They take a very long time to be fully digested due to the high fiber content. This easy way of regulating sugar levels on a daily basis is often ignored.
• Not drinking sufficient water is perhaps the most common of food choice errors. Sufficient water intake ensures that kidneys are able to function properly and get rid of toxins that make our metabolism sluggish, i.e. more prone to retaining and storing glucose.
Common Diabetes Causing Food Habits:
Skipping breakfast is akin to pushing yourself towards lifestyle problems like obesity and diabetes. Eating breakfast increases your chances of maintaining uniform sugar levels throughout the day as you are less affected by sugar cravings and hunger pangs.
Diabetes & Protein Overload
Most people seem obsessed about their daily protein intake, many of them overeating high-protein foods. However, merely eating more protein doesn’t make you muscular or healthier. It only leads to weight gain and makes you more vulnerable to health problems like diabetes. Excessive protein is handled by the body in a manner akin to fats or any other energy resource found in excessive amounts.
Emphasis here is to highlight the fact that diabetes is a preventable disease albeit we are ready to get rid of unhealthy food habits. more