Health and Wellness Initiative from WELLBEEING for preventing Diabetes

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Our health is completely dependent on our food selection. We live exactly the way we eat and drink. With some refined changes in our diet, we can actually control the occurrence of several diseases and this includes diabetes. Yes, diabetes can be prevented if we can follow some basic tips. The very first tip would be to go for green, leafy vegetables & religiously avoid the white rice.
Go Green:

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Right if you are thinking about vegetables. Want to say NO to diabetes? Consume lots of green vegetables. Studies have shown that nutritious value of the vegetables can prevent and reverse the damage to blood vessels and body tissues caused by Type 2 diabetes.

Be it the leafy vegetables, flower, buds, seed and pod, try to bring variety in your every meal while having vegetables.

The rainbow meal has another advantage. People who consumed 16 different kinds of food in a week were 40 percent less likely to develop diabetes than those who ate just eight different types.

White Rice is not White:

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Do not get deceived by the aroma and innocence of the white rice. The more whiter it is, the more suitable is it for diabetes. It can be a perfect guide for the diabetes in your body. As per the research, a cup of polished white rice contains around 53 grams of carbohydrates.

While, a slice of bread has around 15 grams of carbohydrate. Now you do the sum of your carbohydrate intake. Unpolished rice is recommended instead.

A recent Harvard study found the greater a person’s white rice intake, the higher his or her risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Why so?
Because, White rice comes from whole rice grain which is polished until the endosperm, an easily digestible starch, does not get left. Taken regularly or in large quantities, white rice can raise blood glucose significantly.

Study reports diabetes risk gets hiked by 11% with daily consumption of the white rice. Shift to unpolished rice and brown rice instead and troll diabetes in style.

That was just one out of several other tips. Visit us every week to find more such useful tips on diabetes prevention. Till then, stay fit, stay well.

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