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Monday, October 29, 2007

Eating Healthily

"Don't eat too much sweet foods or you'll get diabetes." You've probably heard of this before.

The truth is, no causal relationship has been established between diabetes and sugar intake. However, an unhealthy diet coupled with sedentary lifestyles could lead to obesity which increases your risk of diabetes.

Therefore to prevent diabetes:

  • Reduce overall fat intake: (eg reduce intake of deep fried foods and foods high in fat),
  • Increase fibre consumption: (eg increase intake of legumes, fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals), and
  • Eat a variety of foods.

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