Heart disease is one of the most common ailments especially when one reaches old age. And its increasing number of cases is oftentimes attributed to high sugar consumption.If you visit your doctor and he tells you that you have high level triglycerides and low levels of protective lipoproteins and HDL (also known as good cholesterol), your heart can be at risk because you always indulge yourself to sweets.
Do you know that you can find 16 percent of added sugar on average daily calories from a population of 6000 adults? The statistics above ranges from 3 teaspoons to 46 teaspoons of sugar consumption made on a daily basis.Normally, our body needs a certain amount of processed and additive sugar.
Men have greater needs with ideally nine teaspoons of consumption per day. Women require six teaspoons only. Note that this measurement doesn’t include the natural sugar we get from the fruits we eat.
Don’t feel bad if the price of your much loved soda becomes more expensive. Instead, thank the government for the added tax because this means they care for your health. Even support them in promoting their “no to sugar” campaign to food manufacturing corporations.
Aside from saving yourself from heart disease and loosing some pennies, you can also get rid of stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health problems. So help promote the growing awareness on the different negative effects of sugar for a healthier and better life.
The following tips should help you to maintain a normal sugar level and cut down on the threat of developing diabetes.
1) The number one way you can lower your blood sugar is by eating the right foods. The types that are digested slower help to maintain good sugar levels such as fruits – apples, oranges, pears – vegetables such as – peas, zucchini – and grains such as – oatmeal, barley, granola.
Even if you already have diabetes, these foods can help you to keep it under control. Because diabetes, when uncontrolled can cause circulation problems as well as other problems, there should be an ongoing regimen to stay as healthy as possible.
2) Exercise is another way you can control blood sugar levels. If you exercise in the morning before eating this can lower your glucose just about as well as medication. The alternative to medicines to regulate blood sugar can be exercise is it is maintained on a regular basis. Not only is it beneficial in this way but losing weight and keeping a healthy weight can reduce the incidence of diabetes.
3) Eating four to five small meals a day rather than three large meals will also help to lower your blood sugar.
4) Avoid drinking a lot of soft drinks because they are high in sugar and carbohydrates. Many people drink six and eight soft drinks a day. One 12 ounce soft drink contains 11 teaspoons of sugar. This is eventually going to cause a problem.