IT'S a mealtime staple for most Brits, but the humble potato could be fuelling the nations obesity crisis. A new BBC documentary will reveal how carb-heavy foods, including spuds, bread and pasta, are actually packed full of sugar. There is nearly 90g of sugar in a single baked potato, experts on the show revealed - the equivalent of 19 teaspoons. If that didn't already seem excessive enough, it's more than two cans of Coke which has seven teaspoons per can. A large bowl of strawberries contains just four teaspoons of sugar. So why is the humble spud so full of sugar? High-carb foods contain a lot of sugar because our body breaks them down into glucose, a simple sugar that circulates in our blood. The findings, to be aired in BBC One documentary The Truth About Carbs on Wednesday, have led scientists to suggest carbs could be one of the driving forces of obesity levels in the country. Dietitian Alison Barnes and host of the documentary Dr Xand van Tulleken - a self-confessed carb … [Read more...] about Potatoes are fuelling the obesity crisis – with 19 teaspoons of sugar per baked spud (TWICE as much as a can of Coke)
Type 2 diabetes how much carbs per day
LOSE weight without going hungry. Finally a diet we can get on board with! By Laura Mitchell / Published 10th May 2018 Eating as much food as you want could actually help you slim down, a new study has revealed.However, you do need to eat the right foods to make sure you feel fuller longer.The study found eating carbs or “lower energy-dense” foods like potatoes, rice and pasta actually helps women lose weight. GETTY WEIGHT LOSS: Eating as much as you like could actually help you lose weight 20 fat-burning foods that help you lose weight 20 fat-burning foods that help you lose weight 1 / 20 Getty Images Avacodo - includes monosaturated fatty acids that are more likely to be used as slow burning energy than stored as body fat Foods including fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fish, eggs and pulses also help you feel fuller longer – and ultimately lead to weight loss.Study leader Dr Nicola Buckland, from Leeds University, … [Read more...] about How to lose weight AND eat as much as you like – pasta and potatoes included
WITH summer on the way many people are thinking about getting slimmer, but if the gym gives you the creeps then try this instead. By Laura Mitchell / Published 1st May 2018 GETTY GET SLIMMER: Burning more calories a day is way easier than you think Making one simple lifestyle change can help you burn an extra 700 calories per week – and it doesn’t involve dieting or pumping iron.Going for a 20-minute walk is all you have to do to blast 100 calories, so by adding a stroll into your daily routine you could be well on your way to getting lean.The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that you should do a minimum of 150 minutes of exercise per week to stay healthy.But a recent survey by walking charity Living Streets found that nearly half (45%) of Brits are reluctant to make even a 20-minute journey on foot. Best ways to burn calories without exercising Click through our gallery on the best ways to burn calories without exercising 1 / 10 Getty Images … [Read more...] about Doing this ONE thing every day can help you lose weight – without going to the gym
Diabetes affects millions of people around the world. You probably know someone with the disease. The condition, when carefully managed – as is usually the case in the UK – has a limited impact. However, if uncontrolled, diabetes can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, and other serious health problems. Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period of time called prediabetes. This is when blood sugar levels are high, but not high even to be considered by medical professionals as diabetes. Recent estimations suggest around 70 per cent of people who reach prediabetes go onto suffer from the disease itself. But it's preventable. While certain factors – such as genes, age – are set, living healthily and being aware of the risks can mean you avoid diabetes or reverse it at its 'pre' stage. Here are some tips... Sugar and refined carbs Sugar and refined carbs are high on the list of foods that can heighten the risk of diabetes. Your body rapidly breaks … [Read more...] about How to prevent diabetes – eight ways to avoid developing the disease
DIABETES is a life-long health condition which affects around 3.5 million people in the UK alone. Experts estimate there are up to 549,000 people living with diabetes who don't know it yet. But what is it exactly and what are the difference between the two types? What is diabetes? It is a condition caused by high levels of glucose - or sugar - in the blood. Glucose levels are so high because the body is unable to properly use it. In people diagnosed with diabetes, their pancreas doesn't produce any insulin, or not enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone typically produced by the pancreas and allows glucose to enter the cells in the body, where it's used for energy. What are the signs to look out for with diabetes? The common signs you may have diabetes include: going to the toilet a lot, especially at night being really thirsty feeling more tired than usual losing weight, without trying to genital itching or thrush cuts and wounds that take longer to heal blurred vision The … [Read more...] about How to check for diabetes, what are the symptoms and what’s the difference between types 1 and 2?