Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Today and your health

Recently there was a surprising statistic discussed the other day. It seems that people in America are twice as likely to become diabetic or develop Diabetes than they used to. Nothing new there. The surprising part came when it was announced that this was just over the past decade! A recent study showed that in Canada alone, the level of people diagnosed in 2005 with Diabetes surpassed projections that weren't expected until 2030.

There are several risk factors in developing this disease:
  • age
  • race
  • being overweight
  • lack of exercise
The question seems to be why is Diabetes so prevalent? Well, since McDonald's, KFC and other fast food chains make things so convenient-its no wonder. It's not their fault they make it really easy to get something on the fly. However, this convenience causes excess weight gain. And being overweight is a BIG factor in developing the disease. But most people don't want to do some diet plan to reduce or maintain weight. There is an answer!

There is emerging research that shows the Glycemic Index is becoming more and more accepted. All the Glycemic Index does is break down how fast our food breaks down and releases sugar into the body. By understanding how quickly food breaks down, it becomes easier to maintain a healthy weight. Much like some diets, the Index uses a point system (0-100+) to help decipher this, the lower the better.

But back to the "taste" of healthy food. Not all healthy foods are stale tasting and require a small loan to pay for. Contrary to popular belief the perception of living healthier doesn't need to take up a lot of time, either.

Since we are all busy with other things, you need convenient options. So how do you get great tasting foods that fill you up without slowing you down? Click here to find out.

Diabetes is quickly becoming an epidemic everywhere. Even if you have the disease, you don't have to suffer from it. Changing a couple little habits can go a long way. After all, no one wants to become a statistic.

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