Diabetes is on the rise, yet most cases are preventable with healthy lifestyle changes. Some can even be reversed. Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes doesn’t mean living in deprivation. While eating right is important, you don’t have to give up sweets entirely or resign yourself to a lifetime of bland “health food”. With these tips, you can still enjoy your favourite foods and take pleasure from your meals without feeling hungry or deprived.
The biggest risk factor for developing diabetes is being_overweight, “apple” shaped people are more at risk than “pears shaped. Pears” store most of their fat close below the skin. “Apples” store their weight around their middle, much of it deep within the belly surrounding their abdominal organs and liver. This type of deep fat is closely linked to insulin resistance and diabetes. In fact, many studies show that waist size is a better predictor of diabetes risk than BMI (body mass index).
You are at an increased risk of developing diabetes if you are:
• A woman with a waist circumference of 35 inches or more
• A man with a waist circumference of 40 inches or more
• So,first of all,shed your extra kgs. You can make a big difference with healthy lifestyle changes and eating smartly. Experts say that losing just 5% to 10% of your total weight can help you lower your blood sugar considerably, as well as lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
• A diabetes diet is simply a healthy eating plan
that is high in nutrients, low in fat, and appropriate carbohydrate choices ,emphasizing when you eat and what you eat.
• When it comes to preventing, controlling, or reversing diabetes, you can’t afford to overlook exercise. There is also evidence that regular exercise can improve your insulin sensitivity even if you don’t lose weight.
• Along with the healthy eating diet plan and exercise,we believe in incorporating some of the healing Ayurvedic herbs which help in boosting insulin sensitivity, reducing high blood pressure and reducing cholesterol.This combination proves to be effective for both Type1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Gurgaon's ayurvedic dietitian, Dr. Tanju helps combat high blood sugar/diabetes with lifestyle changes and natural diet for diabetes. A few lip smacking recipes for the same -