Cut the kilojoules that build that gut
THERE it is – bulging out in all its glory. It probably took years to grow and it brings some measure of pride. But, gents, you shouldn’t be so proud of them, as they could be a precursor to serious illness.
The Centre for Disease Control says men are more likely than women to drink exces- sively and this is associated with an increase in health and safety risks.
South African Breweries (SAB) rejected the claim that men’s waistlines were linked to beer intake and enlisted the advice of Johannesburg-based private practice dietician Ashleigh Caradas. She said bel- lies usually resulted from too high an intake of kilojoules. A beer contained around 630 kilojoules (150 calories) and about 12g of carbohydrates, which was less than the energy found in a slice of bread.
So, men, this is Men’s Health Awareness month, so be more aware of your bulging gut.