Iam 21 years old. recently, I got my blood tested, and got to know that I am almost on the verge of developing diabetes and cholesterol. Please help!
Ajay Dixit, Gujarat
Sugar is the fuel for the human body. It travels through the arteries to every cell and, within the cell, with the help of vitamins and minerals, it burns to produce energy. Similarly, cholesterol is a building block from which the body makes several vital hormones and structures. Here, too, vitamins and minerals are needed for the processes involved. Hence, when vitamins and minerals are in short supply, cholesterol and sugar pile up. Junk food, alcohol and tobacco aggravate the situation. In order to prevent the pile up of sugar and cholesterol, a balanced diet, rich in fruit and vegetables, is a mandatory prerequisite. The key word to prevent high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol problems as also so many other maladies is BALANCE. A balanced diet, a balance between rest and activity, a balance in our work and pleasure and a balance in our relationships is of paramount importance to enjoy good health and not just stave off disease.
Dr Anand H Gokani, Diabetologist