Diabetes has grown 10 fold in the last 40 years. Why is this ?
I have examined our diet and these are some key observations I have found:
By far the biggest challenge with Indian diet is that people are eating too many carbohydrates.
Our food is made up of fat protein and carbohydrates and Indians are typically eating way too much of carbohydrates.
Let me give you an example. Aloo Is a carbohydrate, Wheat or gehu is a carbohydrate, and all our daal's and lentils are carbohydrates. So if you are having a dinner with aloo ki subji, daal and roti; all you are having is carbohydrate. Completely.
Very very often we are having at least one daal and one rice or roti. So it is very normal for 2/3 of our meal to be carbohydrates.
And let’s face it we all love aloo
if you want to reduce your carbohydrate intake you can add some spinach to your daal or lauki to your daal. Instead of normal rice consider cauliflower rice. The other thing you should do is to try to add green vegetables to every meal Replace the aloo with a non-starchy vegetable Eat Gobi, patta gobi, eat spinach, eat karela eat baingan, eat bhindi. Why? because starch is also a carbohydrate.
The other culprit in our standard indian diet is fat.
Contrary to many opinions who will talk about eating lowfat or no fat, our bodies need fat. We need fat to survive, we need fat to lubricate our joints, we need fat for our nervous system. However today we are eating all types of fats and many of them are really really bad fats.
In many restaurants the food is constantly reheated. This leads to the creation of trans fats, something which is foreign to our body and we get swelling at a genetic level. Ok, you get swelling at a genetic, DNA level.
There is also something to be said about the quality of fat. When you open a package of packaged foods, like potato chips or Bujia The quality of the fat is really very poor. Together with the fact that most of us don’t exercise enough the accumulation of these bad quality ingredients is harmful to our body. These bad fats are called transfats and saturated fats.
Finally let me talk about raw vegetables.
See in most of our ingredients the vitamins the phytochemicals are at their maximum in the uncooked form. But today most of us barely eat enough salad. You should be eating 250 g of raw vegetables a day but most of us are barely over 50 g. Due to this we are getting a shortage of phytochemicals and fiber in our diet.
So these are some of the reasons why people are falling sick.
What can you do to avoid getting sick and how can this video help you.
1. Try to eat all types of vegetables.
2. Try to eat dark colored vegetables, they get their color because they’re rich with something good for you.
3. Minimize the consumption of starchy vegetables. Starch is carbohydrates and we are eating too many carbs. Cut or eliminate potato.
4. Eat some salad every day; this will add up.
5. Have some fresh juice every day specially vegetable juices; this is in addition to your salad.
6. Avoid packaged foods. we can teach you how to make snacks right here.
Just following this a few simple steps and doing them every day will bring a permanent change in your body
Following these 6 steps will help you avoid diabetes
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