The epidemic of diabetes

fat womanNever before has there been so many people diagnosed with type-2 diabetes. And this number keeps on growing and growing. There is no end in sight to this rising trend. This disease is costing a lot of money to health systems all over the world.

Type-2 diabetes is a tricky disease. Usually it does not have symptoms in itself or if you get diagnosed because you have symptoms, then it means your diabetes is already at an advanced stage. So at the early stage there is often nothing noticeable and the only way to know something is wrong is to get some blood work done to see your glucose level. Diabetes is simply an abnormally high level of sugar in the blood stream. This is known to have dire medical consequences if left untreated.

Indeed diabetes is a highly significant factor in the incidence of a number of lethal diseases, such as cancer and heart diseases. Diabetes may also lead to retinal dis-function and partial loss of vision. In addition it has a tendency to target the feet and legs with bad blood circulation which leads sometimes to amputation. And the list continues on and on with many possible symptoms.

So how come so many people have it? The main reason is in what we eat nowadays. In the past few decades food manufacturers have progressively added more sugars in our diets, as well as unsaturated fat. Take the example of the ubiquitous pizza. This type of processed food is very unhealthy and it will rush your blood sugar. A consequence of our modern life style is that people easily get overweight. They work in the office, they like to go out to the restaurant with friends, drinking and eating well. In fact alcohol has a lot of sugar too, adding to your intake.

And then after all the efforts they made at work, they do not feel like hitting the gym or doing a jogging. Or course millions of people exercise on a regular basis, but this is a minority, especially as people age. Young women like to look attractive and do more exercise, but once they have a family and grown-up children, very few keep on with their fat burning favorite sports.

So because of the conjunction of a more sedentary lifestyle, an interest in good foods and parties, and a lack of exercise, the number of overweight adults is booming. And with it the number of persons affected with type-2 diabetes.

The rules to get fitter and healthier are known to all of us: eat and drink less, exercise more. But few of us have the discipline to consistently follow such rules.

This is why garcinia cambogia supplements are so popular. Because all the individuals discussed above want to trim their extra pounds with minimal effort. Given that garcinia cambogia has received a lot of media coverage for its potency in helping suppress appetite and burn fat, they all rush to the store to get their daily dose.

April 14, 2013Permalink

Losing weight

weight lossNever in history have so many men and women trying to lose weight!

One hundred years ago and earlier the main concern for the masses was to have enough food. During times of war or bad harvest it could be hard to find sufficient food to feed an entire. In the Middle Age there were famines and epidemies all over the world that could leave millions dying of hunger. Although this problem still exists in some parts of the world today, the opposite problem has arisen with our modern civilization: many overweight people.

As food is easier and cheaper to produce and as it can be transported over long distances, most people have more food than they need. Not just food but good food or great food. Nutrition companies have developed the know-how to deliver high quality food at a low cost. They create new dishes and perfect existing ones with their team of highly qualified professional chefs. And restaurants from all over the world abound in all major cities. Plus all this good stuff is constantly advertised on all media channels, the television, the Internet or local magazines. Eating is now more an entertainment than a necessity.

The results of this phenomenon is that millions of people are struggling to control their weight. As our bodies where created to withstand the tough times of the lives of our ancestors and not an oversupply of tasty dishes, they are not engineered to cope with such food abundance. And as people eat too much on average they do not burn enough of what they consume and they accumulate fat. This is not just making them look fat and uncomfortable, but being overweight or worse obese has been scientifically proven to be a negative health factor. This leads to diabetes, heart diseases, cancer and others.

No wonder that weight loss programs and dietary supplements are in such high demand. There is no known miracle product that will let you lose weight without efforts, but there are certainly natural products with properties tending to help burn fat. Recently one such ingredient is garcinia cambogia.

Not very familiar in the West the tropical fruit garcinia cambogia is used as a food staple in South Asian contries such as Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and others. Interestingly this product has always been known for his filling and appetite suppressant properties. This shows that popular wisdom is often not far from the truth. Pumpkin shaped it grows on trees and has a beautiful green color.

You can now buy garcinia cambogia supplements that contain a pure natural powder from the fruit. Deeper scientific research needs to be conducted before we can make a final conclusion about the potency of this herbal supplement when it comes to losing weight but early reports from some of the people who have been purchasing them suggest that this could be a solution to the overweight contagion.

March 28, 2013Permalink