Anything good happens in life and the first thing we want is to have something sweet.
Mithai is always on the top of the list, ice cream towing along as the second top choice. The magic elixir of Pakistan, tea, it just cannot be consumed without any sugar. Like who drinks plain tea? That’s a pure sin! Health and wellness, that’s important but you live only once and that’s also important.
Your body has a limit to everything. After that limit has been reached you start damaging it. Sugar is also important for your body for energy. This can be achieved through our daily food consumption like
All these foods have natural sugars. Carbohydrates are digested slowly, these break down and provide a steady stream of energy to the body. The extra sugar that you consume is the excess that then becomes the killer. You do not need the added sugars, so cut down on that spoon of sugar in your tea or do not have that biscuit.
A Spoon Full of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down, No Darling, That Spoon of Sugar is The Reason There Is Medicine Going Down
Our desi foods are very rich in nutrients, most of which are killed during the process of making. The excess oil and the amount of time the food spends on the stove drives away most of the nutrients. Then comes the good weather. Good weather means
It’s just how the family comes together to spend time. That isn’t too much to ask for! But did you know what comes along with these delicious delicacies?
• Weight gain
• Diabetes (Your grandparents may already be suffering from it)
• Heart Diseases (We know; the heart is the reason you are already having them)
• High Blood Pressure (Your relative might already be a patient)
There are so many more that can be named.
Diabetes is Common and Dangerous but Ladies and Gents the Worst One is Aging Before Time
The sugar adds years to your biological age. So getting all scientific, the DNA called telomeres cap at the end of your chromosomes, protect them from damage. The longer these telomeres caps are the better it is. If these telomeres cap shorten they may accelerate the age-related diseases like diabetes (it is coming over and over again for a reason!)
Did you Know?
People who drink 20 ounces of soda a day have shorter telomeres cap and this adds 4 years to your cell age. So just add 4 years to your sun age to every soda you have ever had. Going above 100? Think next time your heart really feels like having it. Diabetes may not concern you but aging your body before time, I would worry.
At the end of all of this, injecting insulin would be the least of your worries. Think about the thousands of hospital trips, bland food and millions of medicines. There won’t be any spoon of sugar to help your medicine go down. Cut it down before you have to completely vanish from your diet.
The Biggest Problem of All Pakistanis is They Think Doctors Are Money Minting Machines and are Not Actually Helping You
Doctors spend a significant part of their lives studying your body to help you, then the rest of their lives helping you. But Pakistanis think, they who have no idea what anything is, have a better knowledge of their health than the doctors. Doctors have spent all their life in the healthcare system because they did not have anything better to do in their lives.
Well, the long overdue visit to the doctor should be made especially if you are facing any of these problems.
• Increased thirst, no it is not because of the changing weather.
• Headaches, no it is not because of lack of sleep or working too much or that your relatives are too annoying.
• Trouble concentrating, don’t blame it on your “habit”.
• Blurred vision, yes the sugar is messing with your actual vision also.
• Frequent peeing, drinking too much water because of the weather is not the correct answer.
• Fatigue (weak, tired feeling), again, you can’t sleep?
• Weight loss, not a great sign, you are not getting healthy because of it.
The World is Ahead of You, when are You Going to Wake Up and Take Responsibility?
We keep blaming everything and everyone around us for any problems we may be facing. Sit down and think about yourself. Most of your problems in life and those of health will be solved once you realize it’s you and not anyone else. Health in Pakistan is getting worse because every Pakistani has a valid “excuse”. The day you stop making excuses and start doing something is the day you can complain. The choice is yours and yours only so choose carefully. Health or health problems, they are all related to your decision and your consistency in seeing through that decision. Zindagi Aapki hai!