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Warning: Not all calories are equal - and the ones you get from THIS food will leave you with type 2 diabetes

by , 05 February 2015

In the last few years, the number of people suffering from type 2 diabetes doubled. Experts believe the number will double again in the near future.

At the moment, one in ten adults around the world is suffering from this condition. And it's only going to get worse.

Along with the numbers rising, health centres are feeling the pinch with more and more patients needing care for diabetes-related illness. And, along with all the other chronic diseases doctors deal with, the country's health system is in shambles.

The sad thing is, diabetes is preventable.

That's right! You don't get diabetes because your mom or dad has it. And you don't develop diabetes because your body starts giving up on you.

You get diabetes because of your own habits. Something you do to your body.

Shocking, isn't it!

But it's even more shocking that so many people suffer from it when it's something you do to yourself.

Would you voluntarily give yourself a disease, right? Probably not. Then why are you leading yourself down the path to type 2 diabetes every day?

No more.

Today is the day you make the changes necessary to prevent diabetes. Because you CAN change your fate and protect your health.

Here's how…

Stop eating these foods and you’ll be able to prevent diabetes

A huge myth about food is that all calories are equal. They’re not.
When you eat protein, your body digests it in a completely different way to when you’d eat sugar.
Because protein releases its energy slowly, your body uses it over a long time. But sugar releases energy quickly, so the energy that your body can’t use right then and there goes into storage.
In other words, you’re far more likely to store sugar as fat than you are when you eat protein.
And it’s this that has a role in your type 2 diabetes risk.
Take this for an example:
Sharron knows she needs to eat 1500 calories a day as a sedentary adult woman. But she thinks she can eat anything and she chooses to eat bags of sweets, chocolates and milkshakes throughout the day. But she tries as much as possible to stick to 1500 calories.
Rachel on the other hand, who also eats about 1500 calories a day, eats oats for breakfast, a chicken salad for lunch, she snacks on some nuts during the day and she had salmon, rice and vegetables for dinner.
Now, which of the two do you think will weigh less?
Well, it’s Rachel. Even though both women eat the same amount of calories, because Rachel eats foods that deliver sustainable energy, she’ll be less likely to store the energy as fat.
What happens to Sharron is much what we explained above. Because she finishes a 500 calorie bag of sweets in a few minutes, her body can’t use all the instant energy all at once. But your body won’t waste it either, it’ll store it – as fat.
And that’s what happens each time she eats a high calorie jolt. Sure, she may not be obese because she’s still watching her calorie intake, but she’ll have far more fat mass than Rachel.
It’s this fat mass that you need to worry about. 

We recently posted an article about how fat can cause type 2 diabetes! It has to do with your immune system and how increased fat cells cause your immune system to misbehave.
Researchers looked into the link between fat cells, the immune system and type 2 diabetes.
Believe it or not, your immune system has some regulation within your fat cells. In individuals with normal weights, researchers found they had Treg cells, which are cells that help with insulin sensitivity.
But in obese individuals, Treg cells were few and far between. And along with that, their insulin sensitivity was low. Researchers believe it’s the link between Treg cells and insulin resistance that makes it more likely for people with more fat on their body to become diabetic.
Now, let’s get into the crux of the matter and the type of food that’s leaving you vulnerable to type 2 diabetes.
There’s one ingredient that manufacturers add to almost every food that’s on the shelf.
Can you guess what it is?
If you said its fructose, you’re absolutely right.
Here’s why food containing fructose has such a devastating impact on your body.
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If you want to prevent diabetes, you need to avoid fructose

Think back to Sharron and why she has more fat on her body than Rachel.
All those sweets she’s eating contain large amounts of fructose. And this type of sugar has an even bigger effect on the body than plain sugar – sucrose.
It may sound strange, but your body doesn’t process fructose the same way it does sucrose.
It’s true.
When you eat fructose-containing foods, your body digests them, but fructose doesn’t trigger the satiety hormone leptin like other sugars do. That means, you don’t feel satisfied when you eat these foods and your body keeps your hunger hormone ghrelin raging.
You’re likely to eat more and store more energy as fat.
A recent study explained the link between food with added fructose and type 2 diabetes.
Researchers at the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute wanted proof that not all calories are equal. So they looked into how the body metabolises carbs and the different types of sugars.
They found that while eating large amounts of any of these would leave you with a higher type 2 diabetes risk, it was fructose that caused the most damage.
But it’s foods with added fructose that are the most harmful. Especially those that contain high fructose corn syrup.
And you’ll find this in anything from:
·         Tomato sauce;
·         Most sweet cereals;
·         Some types of bread;
·         Soft drinks and fruit cordials;
·         Chocolate bars;
·         Premixed cake and muffin mix;
·         Some ice cream;
·         Pastries;
·         Many other table sauces;
·         Salad dressings; and
·         Even cough syrup!
Shocking, isn’t it.
But you can avoid contaminating your body with this compound.
All you have to do is really look at the labels on the foods you buy and read them thoroughly. Instead of buying these harmful foods, make homemade varieties of those you can to avoid fructose.
You’re probably aware that fruit and vegetables contain fructose too. But during the same research, there was evidence to suggest these natural and wholesome foods don’t have the same effect on your body that added fructose does. So you don’t have to cut back on fruit and vegetables to avoid fructose.
But do cut back on every other food that has it!
Not only will it make weight management a whole lot easier, it’ll lower your type 2 diabetes risk significantly.
PS: If you have any other questions or queries about your type 2 diabetes risk, sign up to our Health Club site and ask one of experts!
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