I know this statement may sound like a cliche, but unfortunately it is in fact one of today’s realities. Let me try and convince you with the three following facts.
Most scientists and doctors now agree that smoking will lead to a preventable health condition. And although people often scorn at smokers for deliberately harming themselves, smoking is actually only a small component within preventable conditions.
The other substances that could be just as addictive as nicotine but don’t quite get the same attention and blame are 1) sugar 2) white flour 3) salt 4) fat.
The processed food industry has known about the addictive capacity of these substances for years and have used them in just the right amounts to get people hooked, often at an early age and therefore for life. All one has to do is to look at products like sodas, colas, sweets, chips, cookies and other junk food, which have multi-billion dollars worth of yearly consumptions whilst adding little or no nutritional and health value. Couple that with increasingly sedentary lifestyles, we have unfortunately created a recipe for disaster.
Strangely, because we have never really looked at these substances in the same way before, people will never admit to themselves that they are addicted to these substances – but the economics don’t lie! Most people don’t want to admit that they belong to the 70% statistic that are voraciously buying up all kinds of diseases with their hard earned cash.
India is the diabetic capital of the world and 99% of diabetes is Type 2, which is fully preventable, even when it runs in the family. What is the excuse that 60+ million diabetics in India have?
So my advice to you is to do the right thing, take action today and protect yourself and your family by following simple modifications to your diet and lifestyle. Let’s make these horrendous statistics some thing that belongs to the past!