Health is wealth
Ihave a confession to make. I’ve had a serious sweet tooth for as long as I can remember, and I love all types of desserts. Chocolates, cakes, ice cream… you name it.
In recent years, I’ve made an effort to regulate my sugar intake, mainly for health reasons. Too much of it takes a toll on the liver, raises inflammation levels in the body, and increases the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.
Speaking of diabetes, there’s been more buzz on it lately, especially since the National Day Rally. Over 400,000 Singaporeans are living with the disease, based on statistics from the Ministry of Health, and this number will increase. In short, diabetes is a problem here.
Like many things, prevention is better than cure. Turn to this issue’s diabetes special that starts on pg 39, and where we reveal the most important information you need to know. One must-read is the piece on hawker foods that are loaded with sugar. You might be as surprised as we were, as most of the dishes featured don’t taste sweet at all.
The fight against diabetes goes beyond what you eat. Keeping your weight in check and exercising regularly make a difference, too. We’ve got two workouts in this issue’s Get Fit section. Both are essentially high-intensity interval training sessions, but one focuses on improving the reaction time of your muscles, while the other is all about blasting calories and building strength. Stay happy and healthy!