Simple Ways to Avoid Diabetes and Stroke


Consuming sweet foods is often a necessity. The sweet taste of sugar can generate body energy quickly. However, excessive sugar intake also inhibit the body’s health. Too much sugar is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.

Sugar also affects obesity, because of its high calorie content. Worse, some studies have found that sugar is addictive too; same as alcohol or cigarettes. For those of you who avidly consume sweet foods, begin to control your appetite. Leave the bad habit by doing these following steps:

Cook your own food
When you eat outside  your home more often, it’s hard to know exactly how much sugar you consume per day. Restaurants rarely provide information about the nutrients contained in the food they provide. Therefore, cooking at home is the best way to control what substances enters your body.

If you really want to consume desserts, make a healthier meal replacement. Dried dates with peanut butter can be a choice.

Check dose of sugar
Sipping drinks, especially from soda cans that contain high sugar, do not offer nutritional benefits for the body. There are 39 grams of sugar in a can of Coke. Avoid these types of drinks to reduce sugar consumption.

While enjoying coffee, consider the mixture of sugar, cream and milk. You better replace it with fruit juice or a cup of tea.

Avoid desserts
If you want to stop the habit of eating sugar, start by training tastes. Eat complete healthy foods in one dish. Such as lean meats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and nuts, which makes the stomach feel full. This method will cut dessert that usually has sweet tastes.

Meal Journal
A study from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which conducted a survey of 123 women found that those most successfully lost weight, are those who regularly monitor food intake by keeping a journal.

When you carefully write down everything you eat, indirectly, it forces you to look at your eating habits. Be sure to write down the emotions that you feel when you eat sugary foods or beverages.