If more people became educated about the importance of a healthy diet, there wouldn’t be nearly as many health problems in our society. Practically all of the common diseases encountered by adults today are a result of a poor lifestyle, where an unhealthy diet is an ultimate factor. Everything revolves around your food choices: your weight, your energy levels, your immune system, and your internal well-being all depend on a healthy diet to be at an optimal state…
- if you eat too much, you’ll gain weight,
- if your diet does not contain a healthy balance of nutrients, your energy levels will suffer, and
- if your diet is poor, your immune system will be compromised.
And of course, you’ll leave yourself vulnerable to a host of diseases if your internal health is impaired.
While physical activity is an essential factor worth mentioning, nothing is more important than your eating plan as it pertains to your health.
It’s a shame so many adults are Type 2 diabetic nowadays. Type 2 diabetes, a disease once called “adult-onset diabetes,” now affects adolescents and children. A short time ago it only affected adults since one’s health becomes much more sensitive with age. Now we see the incidence of Type 2 diabetes in children. Children suffering from Type 2 diabetes is a tragedy, to say the least. Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, was essentially the only scenario where a child would have the disease.
But things have changed. Due to mediocre lifestyle factors, namely poor diet and physical inactivity, Type 2 diabetes also affects young populations.
How is the average diet a problem?
- overeating is an issue,
- lack of fruits and vegetables is another. And
- the choice of carbohydrates is perhaps the biggest culprit.
Quite simply, the majority of people rely on low-quality carbs as their primary source of carbohydrates, and this invites all sorts of insulin and blood sugar related problems…
- white bread,
- white rice,
- cookies and
have become the cornerstone of many diets: these foods choices are a health disaster. It’s easy to see why so many people have high blood sugar levels when the majority of foods they eat are high in refined sugars.
If there’s one point you should takeaway from this discussion is the quality of your food choices is imperative to your health. It’s not only about avoiding harmful carbs, either. Besides fruits and vegetables, protein and healthy fats are also important. So eat your eggs, lean meats, and mixed nuts.
While we’re at it, start exercising if you haven’t already. The health benefits of physical activity are indeed understated where Type 2 diabetes and blood sugar control is concerned.