Despite a potential diet rich in lentils, fresh and fruits and vegetables, according to the medical journal Lancet, the burden of diabetes is rapidly increasing among people eating an Indian diet.
For example, in India, there is an estimated 72.96 million cases of diabetes in the adult population of the country.
- If you are a man your waist circumference should be less than 90 cms and for a woman, it should be less than 85 cms.
- Average Indian consumes at least 15 teaspoons sugar in the form fruit juices, sweets, sugar-laden drinks and snacks. This is 3-4 times more than the recommended level.
- 70 per cent of Indian diet calories come from consuming carbohydrates and most of them are not necessarily from the best quality of carbohydrates. Switch to more veggies, lentils and fruits instead of refined carbos.
- A whopping 84 per cent of Indians are protein deficient. Eat more nuts, spinach, tofu, paneer and lentils. As a rule of thumb, you should consume 1 gram of protein per kilogram of your weight.
- Get moving for at least 30 minutes is all the more important in this work from home era where we stay glued to our laptop screens