Diabetes is really a group of metabolic diseases related to high blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. But all types of diabetes have one thing in common: they can be better managed by regular exercise and a healthy, fiber-rich vegetarian or vegan diet.
Metabolic Syndrome: the road to diabetes
Much is written today about “metabolic syndrome.” All too common in today’s society, metabolic syndrome is a combination of medical factors that wreak havoc with our insulin and blood sugar. Directly linked to an unhealthy lifestyle, untreated metabolic syndrome can lead to full-blown diabetes and heart disease.
Warning signs of metabolic syndrome include obesity, hypertension, (high blood pressure), high “bad” cholesterol levels and impaired fasting glucose levels.
Exercise is a crucial component in fighting metabolic syndrome. So is a heart-healthy diet. Luckily, healthy Indian Food is a delicious way to help keep your metabolism “syndrome free.”
Indian Food: fuel for peak metabolism
Indian Food, such as Indianlife Mattar Paneer, Vegetable Korma or Bombay Garbanzo Bean Curry entrees help combat diabetes on several levels.
The legumes in Indian Foods provide high-quality vegetarian protein. Indian dishes are low in fat, high in heart-healthy fiber and even higher in flavor. Though low calorie, they leave us feeling satisfied rather than craving sweets and “empty calories”. The whole grains and vegetables in Indian cuisine provide a wide range of nutrients, essential fatty acids and enzymes that we need in forms that are easily “bioavailable” to our bodies.
Indian Food has another important plus when it comes to fighting metabolic syndrome and controlling diabetes. The traditional spices used in Indian Food have been proven to help control blood sugar (cinnamon), lower high triglycerides (fenugreek), aid circulation, promote healthy digestion, combat heart disease (turmeric) and more.
From hearty whole grains, farm-fresh vegetables and plant-powered protein to the amazing benefits of authentic Indian spices, Indian Food delivers delicious, healthy nutrition that helps keep our metabolism at peak performance.
And the best part? Adding all-natural vegetarian and vegan Indian Foods to your daily diet is easy with Indianlife: just heat and enjoy!