Diabetes in India: What We Eat Matters

High Carbohydrate Intake: Traditional Indian diets, rich in rice and wheat, can lead to elevated blood sugar levels, increasing the risk of insulin resistance.

Processed and Sugary Foods: Urbanization has led to increased consumption of processed foods and sugary beverages, contributing to weight gain and spiking blood sugar levels.

Lack of Dietary Fiber: Traditional diets often lack sufficient fiber, crucial for regulating blood sugar levels and preventing abrupt spikes in blood glucose.

Unhealthy Cooking Methods: Deep-frying and excessive oil use contribute to higher intake of unhealthy fats, leading to weight gain and insulin resistance.

Genetic Predisposition: Indians are genetically more susceptible to diabetes, combining with dietary habits to elevate the risk of diabetes.

Sedentary Lifestyle: The shift to a more sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of weight gain and insulin resistance.

Insufficient Emphasis on Healthier Cooking Methods: Traditional cooking methods often lack emphasis on healthier alternatives, contributing to unhealthy fat intake.