Ramadan or Ramzan is the ninth month of Islamic lunar calendar and it is believed that the holy Quran was revealed during this month. It begins after the new moon has been sighted and lasts for 30 days during which believers fast from dawn to sunset.
However a few health tips can come in handy during the fast, especially for diabetics. Continue reading
We are a “sweet” nation, meaning we love to indulge in sweets, sugars and anything else that has a sweet tinge to it.
But excessive sugar can cause problems, and leads to diseases such as diabetes and heart disease in the long run.
Here are some risk factors:
• Overweight or obesity
• Family history of diabetes
• Unhealthy diet
• Physical inactivity and sedentary lifestyle
• Increasing age
• High levels of cholesterol and triglycerides
• Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)*
• Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
• History of gestational diabetes
The reasons for the sharp increase in the number of people developing diabetes are the changes in diet and physical activity which is related to the rapid development and urbanization.
Switch over to a safe sugar alternative, cut out sugar and white foods , and include plenty of fruits and veggies for a healthier you !
India is the diabetes capital of the world, with over 60 million diabetics, and 77 million in the pre diabetic stage. It is time now to fight this epidemic that kills more people than any other disease. Take these ten oaths today to stop diabetes!
Oath #1: I will control my weight
Being overweight increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven fold. To cut your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, lose 7 to 10 percent of your current weight.
As a nation, we are sweet ! So sweet in fact, that our sugar consumption is going up alarmingly from five per cent in last decade to 13 per cent of sugar produced globally. Indians overdose on sugars and have a high threshold for sweetness, meaning we cannot detect sweetness until it is present in high levels! , Continue reading