Today, 14 November, is World Diabetes Day
Screening for diabetes complication is essential
ACT TODAY TO CHANGE TOMORROW
Start Saying No to Sugar Today
3 simple rules:
- Say no to refined sugars (white sugar, corn syrup, brown sugar, high-fructose corn syrup etc.)
- Say no to sugar replacement with artificial sweeteners (Truvia, Splenda, NutraSweet, aspartame etc.)
- Say yes to naturally occurring sugars (milk, plain yogurt, fresh vegetables and fruits)
How to Have Your Cake/Ice Cream
- For non-diabetics, strenuous exercise creates a situation in which sugar is very efficiently metabolised. That way you can have your cake after your exercise.
- Use natural replacements such as Xylitol/Maltitol/ Stevia in your usual cooking or baking. Their Glycemic index (GI) is not as high as sugar (50-60) while Xylitol is usually 7.
How Much Sugar is Safe?
The World Health Organization suggests that you keep your sugar intake to no more than 10% of total calories. For most people, that’s about 50 grams of sugar, or the amount in one 500ml bottle. We recommend you to keep it closer to 5% if you are overweight or have any other risk factors for heart disease or diabetes. Remember to say no to sugar once you hit that limit!