How to overcome addiction to candy

It allows dependent. Sugar – the same bad habit, like Smoking and drinking alcohol. The dependence on such a scheme: one eats sugar, excessive, and very quickly increases the level of insulin in the blood, there is a weakness, irritation, and depressed mood, I want to eat something sweet, and a person eats. And falls into a vicious circle. Over time, the pancreas is depleted of constant excessive insulin production, writes

Obesity and diabetes – women diseases?

As of 1 January 2015 in Ukraine registered 1 million 198.5 thousand patients with diabetes, accounting for about 2.9% of the total population. Of these, 90% have a diagnosis of diabetes type 2 diabetes.

Over the past ten years the prevalence of diabetes in Ukraine increased by 1.5 times (data provided by Department of diabetology, Institute of endocrinology and metabolism. V. P. Komisarenko NAMS of Ukraine – Ed.).

As of 2016 obesity in Ukraine was diagnosed with 26% of women and 16% men. And overweight has 52% of the population. In a study published in the Lancet in 2016, said that by 2025 obesity will suffer almost 20% of the population. This official regarding the obesity in children in recent years no. However, according to the who in 2015 in our country are overweight, 25% of children, and that every fourth child. If to speak about other countries, in Germany, the number of obese children is 30% and in Britain – 27%.

In Ukraine, as elsewhere in the world, there is a huge problem of excessive sugar consumption. This is mainly for the latent sugar in confectionery, dairy products, ketchup, sauces, juices, muesli, and even in baby food.

What to replace the sugar?

Fruits are an excellent source of glucose. Its a lot of grapes, banana, persimmon, watermelon. In addition to fruit, the adult will be sufficient to obtain glucose from natural sources such as berries, honey and vegetables: carrots, beets, pumpkin.

Kids on average need 20-30 grams of glucose per day. It is good to use a natural sweetener: Jerusalem artichoke syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup.

Daily intake of dried fruits 40 to 50 g per day walnuts – 30-50 g per day, honey – 0,5-1,5 tablespoons per day.