Eating refined sugar can cause diabetes
Dr KK Aggarwal | 08 Aug 2013

Eating too much refined white sugar can cause insulin resistance and future diabetes.

Eating too much refined white sugar can cause insulin resistance and future diabetes said Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela.

 Diabetes does not mean that one cannot have desserts forever. While eating too many sugary foods is to be avoided, one can have an occasional dessert, especially if one exercises and otherwise eats healthy. It’s better to substitute brown sugar or Jaggery in that case. Artificial sweeteners including stevia are the other options.

 Fruits are healthy for diabetics but can't be consumed in huge amounts, since it contains carbohydrates.

 As per Ayurveda diabetes is a Kapha disorder and diabetics should limit the intake of sweet, salt and sour taste in the diet.

 Any fruit or vegetable which is bitter and dark green has anti diabetic properties.

 One should combine a bitter taste with a sweet taste when choosing a vegetable of a fruit. For example one should not combine peas with potatoes but one can combine potatoes with methi or palak.

 Diabetics aren't more susceptible to colds and other illnesses but may have more complications of flu.

  Taking insulin doesn't cause hardening of the arteries or high blood pressure.

Diabetes is not contagious and one cannot get diabetes from someone else.

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