Fight Type 2 Diabetes With Healthy Snacks

Posted on June 26, 2017 By

Type 2 Diabetes has adverse effect on the sugar levels of our body. The sugar levels need to be kept within a certain range and a condition where it is well above the permissible limit or below it can become a cause of worry. Eating healthy snacks can minimize the risk of Type 2 diabetes.

In this form of diabetes, the insulin generated in the body is either insufficient or is rejected by the cells. Insulin helps in utilizing the glucose for producing energy. Insulin helps to carry the glucose to the cells. If it does not reach the cells, then the body cannot make use of it for generating energy. In case, the cells cannot utilize the glucose, it remains in the blood. An excessive amount of glucose in the blood can cause diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes occurs as a result of insulin resistance and obesity.

The conditions, which lead to the occurrence of Type 2 Diabetes, include snacking, excessive eating, consumption of high calorie drinks, and foods high on carbohydrate content. All these shoot up the sugar levels in the body. Since the sugar cannot reach the tissues, its levels rise in the blood. Obese people are more prone to insulin resistance as the fat in the body acts as a barrier to the optimum utilization of the insulin. In the United States of America almost one-third of the total population are obese and it is expected that 30% of the children who are born after 2000 are prone to get diabetes.

When it comes to kids it is necessary to inculcate in them correct food habits. They are not aware of what is good and nutritional food for them. The onus here lies with the schools and the parents of the kids. In the past schools organized fundraising events and the selling of chocolate bars was an integral part of them. With the introduction of California SB 12 and other similar laws in other US states, chocolate fundraising was banned.

Searching for healthy fundraising solutions can solve this problem. Schools can now order healthy fundraising snacks that are low on calories. To be healthy, they would comprise less that 35% fat, 10% less saturated fats, 25% less sugar. All in all, your child can have all these sumptuous snacks and even then consume less that 250 calories. If the snacks are healthy, there will be no harmful trans-fats as these need to be completely avoided by obese people.

Healthy fundraising does not mean that the food served is bland. They are equally tasty as fries, burgers and pizzas and the kids are definitely going to love them. It is important to make decisions to look for healthy fundraising alternatives, and contribute to better health in America.

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