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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.

Key Takeaway

  • 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

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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