Unhealthy Eating Habits

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Are unhealthy eating habits causing diabetes in kids Foods are very important for our life. It can save or maintain our life. To live in a healthy life healthy diet is very important. However diet that has proper amount of vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrate and healthy fats are known as healthy diet. In contrast, diet that contains too much saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, added sugars and processed ingredients or contains too few nutrients are known as unhealthy diet (Renee, J, 2015). In addition to this appropriate food serves the purpose of medicine while inappropriate food work as a toxin or cause diseases. Diabetes is one of the disease caused due to unhealthy or improper eating habits (About diabetes information.com,…show more content…
They are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the lack of production of insulin needed for our body. Therefore, people with type 1 diabetes has to use regular or lifelong insulin injection to maintain normal blood sugar. In most cases, children and teenagers and very rarely older people are suffering from this type of diabetes. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010, 215,000 people under the age of 20 had the disease of diabetes in the United States. However, the second type of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes which is caused when the cells in the body do not react to the insulin. In other words, it is due to improper functioning of insulin (MediLexicon International Ltd, 2015). All over the world 90- 95 percent of diabetics patient are having type 2 diabetes. Moreover this type of diabetes is mostly associated with the older age…show more content…
But the most common factor is unhealthy eating habits. So children have to be very much aware of the food they eat and the consequences if they ignore a balance diet and eat unhealthy junk foods. Instead promote and encourage them to practice the habits of having healthy foods with a balanced diet which are good for the body. Diet has to be considered as the saying goes “prevention is better than cure”, crucial factor for any diabetic patient especially the children with diabetes. After all, as the saying goes “we are what we eat” the health and well-being of us depend on the food we eat and the life style we choose. Eating better food is not only less costly but will help us to keep trouble free from diabetes and physical and mental

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