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Beware of Diabetes!

Diabetes is becoming more and more common among people. Luckily, there are many lifestyle changes that you can make in order to protect yourself from diabetes type 2. Basically, you need to visit your doctor regularly, having your body checked and analyzed, ruling out any chances of diabetes. Also, if you start experiencing uncontrollable bouts of thirst, need to urinate frequently, especially during the night, abrupt weight loss, constant exhaustion or dizziness, combined with genital itchiness or blurred vision, you are advised to seek medical attention since these are all early signs of type 2 diabetes.

How To Prevent Diabetes?

First and foremost, you need to be active physically through exercising regularly. Additionally, you have to pay attention to your weight. Namely, staying a bit overweight is not a problem. However, being obese makes you an excellent candidate for diabetes. Pay attention to your cholesterol levels and keep them under control.

Secondly, control your eating and drinking. Overeating and binge drinking of alcoholic beverages should be avoided at all times. Rather, choose moderate approaches to both of these things, eat less but more often and drink occasionally, paying attention to the quantity, keeping it minimal.

Also, keep yourself safe from the pollutants around you. That being said, you need to avoid places where people smoke, vehicles let out their exhaust fumes etc. Of course, you should not be smoking, ever.

On the other hand, you should drink coffee and tea, both decaffeinated and regular versions since this has been proven to be quite beneficial for diabetes prevention and control.

Next, organize your life so that you have the chance to stay physically active. Use the stairs instead of the elevator, park a couple of blocks away from home, clean and wash your car on your own, ride a bicycle and/or do something else which will keep you active during your every day.

Good Food is a Must

Since you need to take care of your glucose levels, you are best to avoid junk food and processed food altogether. Naturally, sweets are out of the question, since sugar does you no good. Turn to unprocessed, natural food like fish and other sources of lean protein, poultry, eggs and vegetables. Speaking of vegetables, you have to be careful and not to go overboard with potatoes, beatroot, carrots and parsnip. Also, eat fruit on a regular basis, focusing on berries predominantly. Add nuts and seeds to this combination and you will have only health present in your nutrition.

Moreover, keep your portions small, but more frequent during the day. Do not skip meals and have about five of these during the day. Finally, focus your fluid intake on water and drink a lot of it.

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