Most of us like to have a social or relaxing alcoholic drink, whether a beer with friends at the weekend, at the end of a hard day’s work or kicking our shoes off at home with a glass of wine. As a consequence the majority of us know too much alcohol can cause health problems and seriously damage our liver. However, the choice of foods we eat and exercise we take is now become a more significant problem. Fatty liver is global issue.
Our lifestyles have now driven the growing epidemic of fatty liver (NAFLD Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and NASH Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis) to be one of the main contributors to Type 2 Diabetes and Heart disease, the largest cause of early death in the global population. High alcohol use often associated with liver disease is no longer the leading cause of liver transplantation. However, fatty liver is preventable if you know your liver health. Regular checks on the health of your liver is now available and everyone should consider this option.
Tips on reducing sugar level spikes at home – A low GI Diet
Frequent spikes in blood sugar levels put your body in fat-storing mode. The more spikes you have the more fat you store. The secret is to eat foods that release carbohydrates slowly in the bloodstream and don’t cause a spike. The Glycemic Index is a rating system for food containing carbohydrates. It shows how quickly each food affects your blood sugar (glucose) level when that food is eaten on its own.
Hight GI Foods include:
Sugar and sugary foods
Sugary soft drinks
White rice or noodles
Low or medium GI foods include:
Some fruit and vegetables e.g. cherries, grapefruits, apples, oranges, berries, asparagus, avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, celery
Wholegrain foods, such as porridge oats
Louise Campbell founder and Medical Director of Tawazun Health says by having their liver scanned as a normal process in life, we will see people make an instant change to their lifestyle and to their children’s future.
Through Tawazun Health you can now have direct access to a liver scan, without having to wait for a referral. The results of your scan will give you an informed lifestyle choice for both you and your family.
Whether you are participating in Dry January or contemplating joining a gym to undo your Christmas and New Year excesses, the real resolution should be to have your liver scanned and make a healthier lifestyle choice for the future. (For more information www.tawazunhealth.com)
This January Tawazun Health are offering 20% off a Fibroscan (normally 95.00). Discount code: DRYJAN20
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