Reducing the Risk of Diabetes
Diabetes is a very common disease these days and if you are not familiar with it, worry not. This article will help you understand various aspects of diabetes. In simple words, diabetes is the dysregulation of blood sugars. When blood sugar levels are high, either due to decrease production (type 1) or increased resistance (type 2) to insulin, we call that condition diabetes. Although there are a number of risk factors of diabetes, being overweight is at the top of the list. And it is easy to understand that if you take care of the risk you can take care of the disease.
Role of less carbohydrates intake on body weight
There are a lot of ways to lose weight. Dieting, exercising and adequate sleep are some of the effective ones. Out of all methods, taking in less carbohydrates has proven to be effective not only in losing weight but also against various inflammatory disorders such as heart problems.
Carbohydrates are nothing but a source of energy. It is carbohydrates that fuel our body. When you take carbohydrates in excess of body’s need, it is converted into fats and results in weight gain.
Scientific study in favor of reducing weight and inflammation
In a study at Linkoping University, it has been found that low-carbohydrate diet is as effective in reducing weight as low-fat diet. In fact, a low-carbohydrate diet has a benefit of reducing inflammation (response of the body to various injuries) as well.
What to eat?
Leading a life of moderation and eating a balanced diet can help you to stay away from diabetes and its complications. Eating whole grains, good quality proteins, fruits and vegetables is highly recommended. When you eat a balanced diet, you neither deprive the body of important nutrients nor do you put stress on it. It keeps you fit and healthy.