If you looked around, you’d notice that we are becoming more and more tired and sicker.
And by that, I mean that more than half of the people are suffering from some form of disease or disability.
The good news is that many of the conditions we are dealing with could be prevented if we paid a little more attention to our habits and health, and diabetes is one of them.
Understand the Mechanisms Behind the Disease
The best prevention measures start when you’ve understood the way the body works, and the mechanisms behind the disease (or at least most of them).
Simply put, most cases of diabetes occur when there are major fluctuations of sugar in the blood, for prolonged periods.
This forces the pancreas to release more insulin than needed, to counteract the effects of sugar.
And you already know the rest of the story, which involves insulin shots and a restrictive diet.
If any of your parents or grandparents deal with this issue, you’re likely to suffer from it as well.
But as much as there are genes that are passed down from a generation to another and that make you more susceptible to developing diabetes, there is also your lifestyle that has a louder word to say in whether you’ll be healthy or not.
So, what can you do?
1. Never Skip Breakfast
Your body already has peaks and lows during the day regarding the insulin production, there’s no need to contribute to them.
Right after you wake up, the sugar in your blood is very low, because the food you ate before going to sleep has already been processed.
Therefore, you also need nutrients – and lots of them!
Eggs, avocado, baby tomatoes and wholegrain bread can be a great option to fuel your body with protein, carbs, and healthy fats in the morning!
2. Eat Every Four Hours
Your body is constantly working, therefore it needs a well distributed intake of energy and nutrients.
If you wait longer than that, your body starts accessing the reserves it stored, and more often than not those supplies are scarce.
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DON’T Eat Sweets When You’re Hungry
If you haven’t eaten for a couple of hours, and your insulin levels are too low, the last thing you need is sugar.
Your body is already in a state of alert, and eating something sweet will send your blood sugar through the roof, which will be a worse of a shock.
The best option is a meal or a snack that consists in integral bread or pasta, which will provide a gradual increase of your energy.
These simple, yet effective rules of thumb will minimize your chances of developing diabetes, or maximize your control over the disease.
It’s the little things done every day that impact your well-being!
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To your health!