Indians love sugary foods – from jalebis and gulab jamuns to ladoos and aerated drinks! There is nothing wrong with consuming sugar. The problem arises when you consume more than you require.
Research has proven that sugar plays a major role in the genesis of diseases such as cancer, heart ailments and diabetes, among others. It’s time you restricted or eliminated sugar intake to remain healthy and fit.
This article will provide you with 8 tips to lead a life free of sugar-induced ailments:
1.Eat 3 full meals and 2 mini-meals everyday
Enjoy a proper meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will also need to have mini-meals at 11 AM and 4 PM. The mini-meals keep your tummy full and reduces craving for sugary food. You can either have snacks or fruits as part of your mini-meals. Just make sure you avoid sugar!
2. Have a heavy breakfast
It’s ideal to start the day with a heavy breakfast high in protein. This will keep you energized for several hours. You will be able to fight food cravings, avoiding sugary food in the process.
3. Enjoy spicy food
Indian spices have the capability to sweeten food to an extent. So make sure you enjoy a lot of Indian curries in your diet.
4. Perform regular exercises
It’s important that you maintain a fitness routine. Walk, jog or run daily to keep your body free of ailments. Remember this – a health-focused body and mind seldom seeks cravings for sugar.
5. Maintain a good intake of vitamin and omega 3 fatty acids
Seek your doctor’s advice and ensure you don’t have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Take prescription tablets for vitamins or enjoy food rich in these nutrients.
6. Avoid artificial sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners are to be avoided at all costs. They will not resolve your craving for sugar but will only serve as an unhealthy alternative!
7. Get a minimum 8 hours of sleep
It’s important to sleep for as long as you can. I know this is difficult, thanks to long working hours. But it’s important that you go to bed early. Make it a habit and your body will get enough rest to fight exhaustion.
8. Lead a tension-free life
Tensed people are more likely to rely on sugary foods for comfort. Keep your mind stress-free, whether it’s at work or home. Make sure you begin to enjoy life better. Take a break from office if required to relax and calm your mind.
We hope these 8 tips help you launch a big fight against sugar! Check our blog often to stay updated on fitness!