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Feasting On Sweets This Festive Season? Think Again

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FEASTING ON SWEETS

THIS FESTIVE SEASON? THINK AGAIN

The festive season is upon us and is synonymous with sweets and hearty foods! Between meeting friends and family and hosting parties, the time around festivals can be tough on individuals who otherwise like to control the calories they intake.

Why festivities make it difficult
to stick to diet?

Festival
time
is cheat
time

Saying no
during
festivals is a
bad omen

What is the price of indulgence?

Consuming too much sugar can permanently damage your body’s metabolism. Meaning, the more often you indulge in sweets, the more insulin-resistant you can become.

Map

Reasons why excessive sugar intake
is bad for your health

1
sugar Increase

Sugar increases
the risk of diabetes,
heart disease and obesity

2
Excessive Sugar

Excessive sugar
can affect your
Immune system

3
Sugar Accelarates

Sugar accelerates
aging

4
Sugar Affects

Sugar affects your
liver

Other health risks include:

Kidney Disease

Increased risk of kidney diseases

Developing Gout

Increased risk of developing gout

Dental Health

Negatively impacts your dental health

Dementia

Increased risk of dementia

How to tackle excess sweet intake
during the festive season?

Keep Portion

Keep portion sizes small

Make Healthier

Make healthier changes to sweets and dessert recipes

Low Fat

Use low-fat ingredient

Grilled Over

Prefer grilled over deep fried

Drink Water

Drink water before snacking

Carbonated Drinks

Say no to carbonated drinks

Exercise Regularly

Exercise regularly

Light Dinners

Have early and light dinners

Take the #YehDiwaliLessSugarWali Challenge & pledge to knock off the extra sugar this Diwali

References:
  • http://sugarscience.ucsf.edu/the-growing-concern-of-overconsumption.html#.W8XFbnszbIU
  • https://www.firstpost.com/india/diabetes-is-indias-fastest-growing-disease-72-million-cases-recorded-in-2017-figure-expected-to-nearly-double-by-2025-4435203.html
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3920109/
  • http://www.searo.who.int/india/topics/diabetes_mellitus/en/
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