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Eating Processed Food Might Result to Diabetes



A new study suggests that those who like to eat low-fiber and processed food are more likely to acquire type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form of diabetes.

Dr. David Ludwig, who specialized in obesity at Boston Children’s Hospital but was not part of the study said that low-fiber and processed food force the pancreas to pump on a daily basis.  There will come a time when the pancreas cannot produce insulin anymore, and this will be the start of their diabetic life.

The new finding came from investigating 24 studies that were started since 1997, wherein a total of 125,000 adult participants’ lives were followed.  The new study strengthened the connection between high-glycemic foods and diabetes.

In the new finding that got published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers discovered that the 125,000 participants consume an average of 139 grams of sugar or it’s equivalent on a daily basis.

The study did not say how many of the participants did develop the disease.  However, experts believe that, for every additional 100 grams of sugar per 2,000 daily calories, the probability of acquiring type 2 diabetes goes up by 45 percent.

Research dietician Heidi Silver, who did not take any part of the new study, said that the probability of eating more than 100 grams is just easy.  Especially if, you are not concerned with what you eat.

Samples of low-glycemic foods that are recommended are high-fiber fruits and vegetables, fish, nuts, meat, cheeses, and other dairy products, brown rice, and other unrefined grains. These foods will never spike up the blood sugar; therefore, it does not force the pancreas to produce more insulin.

Researchers noted how important for the general public to know what is considered high-glycemic and low-glycemic.  People should know about how much glucose can be found in one kind of food.  For example, ripe banana contains more sugar than green ones.