World Diabetes Day 2017: Here's How Healthy Eating Can Control Diabetes

Healthy eating habits improves your quality of life

  1. Eating healthy is synonymous to feeling great.
  2. Your diet affects your mental as well as physical health.
  3. Eating healthy avoids many health problems.
Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, its about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, stabilising your mood.If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you're not alone. It seems that for every expert who tells you a certain food is good for you, you'll find another saying exactly the opposite.

What you can do
Learn how your diet affects your mental as well as your physical health
Set yourself up for success by making changes gradually
Don't think of food as "off limits"
Reduce your portion sizes -and fill up with more fruit and veg
Learn to spot hidden sugar in your food and avoid it
Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy fats
Find out how fiber intake can fill you and help lose weight
Drinking plenty of water and keeping well hydrated

We all know that eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid certain health problems. tudies have linked eating a typical western diet filled with processed meats, packaged meals, takeout food and sugary snacks with higher rates of depression, stress, bipolar disorders and anxiety.

Eating an unhealthy diet may even play role in development if mental health disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia or an increased risk of suicide in young people.

Instead of emphasiszng oon ne nutrient, we need to move to food based recommendations. What we eat should be whole, minimally processed,nutritious food as close to its natural form as possible.
Eat breakfast and eat smaller meals throughout the day
Avoid eating late at night
Cut back on sugar
Moderation and not feeling stuffed is the key to a healthy diet
We need a balance of proteins, fat, fiber,carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to sustain a healthy body

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