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Sugar:The Enemy In The Blanket

AFTER EFFECT

Sugar = Diabetes

Malaysians are inseparable from sugar, whether in any meal from breakfast to late night. Ironically, the average Malaysian is aware and understands the dangers of sugar, especially the dangers of diabetes. By 2025, it is expected that one in five adults in Malaysia will suffer from this chronic disease.

Highest in the world

Sugar consumption among Malaysians now reaches over 50g per capita

Ways to reduce sugar in consumption

Prepare own snacks at home, with only natural ingredients such as fruits and nuts, without added sugar.

Suffer from chronic disease

By 2025, it is expected that one in five adults in Malaysia

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Sugar consumption

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Should be limited in a day
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product with less sugar per serving

One of the most effective ways to avoid the dangers of diabetes is to reduce sugar. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), intake of added sugar (which is not from natural sources) should be limited to 5 teaspoons or 25g only in a day. Unfortunately, sugar consumption among Malaysians now reaches over 50g per capita – one of the highest in the world!

In fact, there are many ways to reduce added sugar, without sacrificing the pleasure of eating. Switch your desserts and sweets to healthier alternatives, for example from regular ice cream to sherbet or frozen yogurt. Or prepare your own snacks at home, with only natural ingredients such as fruits and nuts, without added sugar.

Cut the amount of sugar in your drinks in half for a week. Then, keep cutting it in half again the following week, until you get used to the minimal amount of sugar per cup. Be diligent to look at nutrition labels when buying food products. Ideally, choose a product with less sugar, around 5g or less per 100g serving.

 

Some continue to take a more drastic approach today by adopting a ‘cut sugar diet’. Many people not only managed to avoid diabetes, but also managed to lose weight dramatically by practicing this diet. But remember, make sure you have enough information and don’t be too abrupt. Worry that you will quickly give up, and go back to the old habit of taking sugary foods! Sugar is sweet, but if taken in excess, the consequences that await are too bitter. So let’s reduce sugar in food, so we can increase sugar in smiles!.

 

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