Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Beat Type 2 Diabetes by Simply Changing your Nutrition Lifestyle

by Charles Roring, Manokwari Indonesia

vegetables-healthy-food.JPGPeople who are overweight can easily suffer from diabetes. In my previous article, I said that type 2 diabetes can be cured if we are able to change our lifestyle. Our sedentary life is a common phenomenon all around the world. Being more active every day is good for hour health but it is not enough. We need to do more than that to cure diabetes.

Another strategy or program that we must implement in order to prevent or cure diabetes is changing our nutrition lifestyle. If we are now overweight, there are several things that we must do:
Lose seven to ten percent of your initial weight if you are overweight. It is not an easy task. You need to have regular exercise and eat less but healthy food. Banish all things from your surrounding environment which can tempt you of eating more food. If you usually put snacks beside your sofa or hamburger on the kitchen table, remove them and put them in the refrigerator. Put fresh flowers instead so that your nose will inhale the nice fragrant of the flowers.
Lower your consumption of sweetened bavarages. High blood sugar level in your body is sometimes caused by frequently drinking sprite, coca cola or pepsi or fruit juice. You need to reduce them. If you drink too much sweetened bavarage, your pancreas will have to work harder for producing insulin that is needed to stabilize your blood glucose. It is not surprising that one or two hours after drinking sprite, you will feel thirsty again. So, just drink water when you are thirsty. Beta cells in the pancreas will not be forced to produce a lot of insulin when you only drink water.
exercise.JPGEat several small meals. Eating three small meals every day is better than eating two large portion meals that will force your pancreas to produce insulin. When you eat meals in smaller portion, you will feel much healthier. In addition your work performance will get better because you can easily concentrate while working. Most people will feel sleepy after eating a lot of food during lunch hour.
The next thing that you must do in order to prevent or cure diabetes is including more fiber in your food. More fiber means more vegetables. Raw or fresh vegetables are good for your health. Fiber can satisfy hunger. In addition it can lower your bad cholesterol and blood sugar level. If you usually drink juice, the next time when you go to the supermarket just buy fruit. Eating fruit is better than drinking juice. There are a lot of fibers in a fresh fruit. They are good for cleaning your digestive system.
The last but not the least is being more active. I have explained this in my previous article entitled Beating Type 2 Diabetes by Changing Lifestyle. Spend at least thirty minutes walking or doing physical activities. Your body metabolism will get improved if you are more active in your life.