Diabetes have become a greater headache for the globe, this is because people finds it difficult to control their diets and lifestyle, and unhealthy habits, according to diabetes.org, over 1.5 million people in the U. S are diagnosed with diabetes yearly.
The sooner people stop unhealthy habits, the better chance they stand against diabetes, these days, people’s lifestyle and habit is one of the major determinant of diabetes, when you don’t watch what you eat, it goes a long way in increasing blood sugar level, and reversing metabolic syndrome, when these happens, it can easily lead to cancer.
Let’s take a look at the unhealthy habits that can create diabetes:
1. Sipping sugary drinks
Frequent take of sugary drinks is one of the habits that can create diabetes, when you’re thirsty, it’s much more preferable to drink water, drinks contains calories that makes you gain weight, most sugary due have no nutritional value, they’re all about sugar, with no sense of satiety.
2. Skipping breakfast
People who skip breakfast tends to consume foods with high level of sugar, because they tend to want to make up for what has been lost. Skipping breakfast disrupts the insulin of the body, and can cause sugar level to be erratic. It can also trigger the decline of the beta-cell functions that’s important for processing glucose into energy.
If you’ve made it an habit to skip breakfast, the effects of a higher blood sugar level will be hard to correct as the day progresses, and this will raise your chance of developing diabetes.
3. Reduced level of hydration
Maintaining a high level of hydration has loads of benefits, it helps to cut the risk for high blood sugar, drinking eight (8) glasses of water a day lessens the risk for hyperglycemia by 21%.
Water also helps to flush out toxins in the liver and kidney, and if the body isn’t hydrated enough, the organs wouldn’t be able to perform its functions properly. People who prefer sugary drinks to water gain calories without nutritional value, these calories increase the glucose level, and raises the chance of developing diabetes.
4. Abstinence from fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are very important to the overall health, as they are important to diet and maintaining a healthy weight. They contains fibers that keeps the stomach full and reduces blood sugar level.
5. Lack of enough exercise
Many people in sit down being idle for the most of the day, and some mistakes a single workout as enough exercise, spending twenty (20) minutes exercising in the morning and staying idle all day is still not good for the health.
It’s not a must you carry out hard exercises, walking around the balcony during work breaks, or carrying out stretches can also go a long way, just make sure that you incorporate physical activities into your day, the idea is to reduce the total number of time spent idle, this is in order to prevent diabetes.
6. Staying up late
Staying up late at night and on into the early hours of the morning can lead to the development of diabetes. People who generally stay up late usually have unhealthy routines.
People who sleep late at night tends to be exposed to the artificial lights of their devices, and the body’s metabolism can easily be disrupted, which also affects how the body produces insulin, this can inadvertently lead to diabetes.
7. Lack of stress management
Stress is an integral part of life that we all can’t escape, adults who have responsibilities or relationships experience this often, if stress isn’t managed properly, it may also be a risk factor for diabetes.
It’s not just essential to have a good rest, exercise, and healthy diet, it’s also important to have positive outlook and good social interaction, as social disconnection can lead to depression, and depression is known to trigger hormones that would spike blood sugar level.
8. Cutting down on coffee
A study conducted in Harvard posited that people who drink six (6) cups of coffee or more daily, decrease their risk of developing diabetes by 33% as compared to those who don’t take coffee.
A cup of coffee has ingredients that can work against insulin resistance, and as well boost the body’s usage of glucose, so if you’re trying to cut down on your coffee drinking, you may actually be taking away the positive effects caffeine gives against diabetes.
9. Being indoors most times
Are you fond of always being indoors, and doesn’t want to go out during the day because of the sun or other reasons, this may increase your risk of having diabetes, as experts have confirmed that staying around nature would benefit anyone who doesn’t want to develop diabetes.
The warm glow of the sun and green habitat provides vitamins and nutrients, that can help body organs like the pancreas function better, as the pancreas is responsible for producing insulin, which controls blood sugar.
10. Using plastic container to reheat food using a microwave
When you use plastic containers to reheat food in the microwave, it actually increases the risk of developing diabetes, most of the plastic containers have chemicals like DINP and DIDP that may impact insulin resistance.
These chemicals are of no good to public health and have been banned in some places, for safety and health, glass containers should be used to reheat food in the microwave.
To prevent or successfully manage diabetes, having a healthy lifestyle is the best way to go, you have to exercise regularly and have a structures diet control, it may be difficult at first but the positive effects and benefits are immense.
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