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Wrong eating habits that can lead to Diabetes

Each person has a unique eating style, yet some of them might result in conditions like diabetes. Continue reading to learn the dietary errors people make that can cause diabetes.

Written By: India TV Health Desk New Delhi Published on: May 26, 2023 15:15 IST
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Eating habits play a crucial role in our overall health and well-being. Everyone's dietary needs and preferences are different. It's essential to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized advice based on your specific circumstances and health goals. But, several eating habits can contribute to the development of diabetes. 

Here are some examples of eating habits that may develop diabetes

1. High Sugar Intake

High sugar consumption can result in weight gain and insulin resistance, which raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Sugary foods and drinks include soda, candy, sweets, and sweetened cereals.

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2. High Intake of Processed Carbohydrates

White bread, white rice, and pasta are examples of refined grains that are easily digested and induce a sharp rise in blood sugar levels. This can eventually lead to insulin resistance and a higher chance of developing diabetes.

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3. Lack of Fiber

Poor blood sugar management can result from a diet lacking in dietary fiber, which is present in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes. Insulin sensitivity is increased and blood sugar levels are better controlled by fiber.

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4. Unhealthy Fats

Type 2 diabetes risk factors include consuming a lot of saturated and trans fats, which are frequently found in processed foods, fried foods, and high-fat dairy products. Obesity and insulin resistance can result from these lipids.

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5. Overeating and Portion Sizes

Regularly eating in excess can lead to weight gain and obesity, which are significant risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

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6. Skipping Meals

Unstable blood sugar levels can result from irregular eating habits, especially skipping meals. Additionally, it might lead to binge eating later in the day, impairing blood sugar regulation.

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7. Eating Processed and Fast Foods

Consuming processed and quick foods frequently can result in weight gain, insulin resistance, and a higher risk of developing diabetes because they are frequently heavy in unhealthy fats, added sugars, and sodium.

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