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If you are a fan of sugary drink then you should stop it immediately. Reason, it increases the risk of type-2 diabetes. Not just this, sugary drinks also increases the risk of metabolic syndrome.
This is not just a hearsay, but a new study has asserted that two servings of sugar sweetened beverages a week may increase risk of developing type-2 diabetes while just one is enough to raise blood pressure.
The study was recently published in the Journal of Endocrine Society.
"Our analysis revealed that most epidemiological studies strongly show that frequent intake of these beverages contributes to the onset of the metabolic syndrome, diabetes and hypertension," said the review's senior author, M. Faadiel Essop, professor at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
The analysis of the review also found a link between sugar sweetened beverage consumption and the metabolic syndrome, a host of risk factors that up the chances of developing heart disease.
During the study the authors reviewed 36 studies on the cardio-metabolic effects of sugar sweetened drink consumption from the past decade.
Some recent studies reached conflicting findings regarding the relationship between beverage consumption and health conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases, the researchers critically assessed the research landscape for overall trends.
Most of the studies that were reviewed and analysed looked at individuals who drank more than five sugar-sweetened beverages a week.
Other studies on diet and diabetes revealed consuming as few as two servings of sugar sweetened beverages a week was linked to an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Several of the analysed studies found drinking at least one sweetened beverage a day was associated with spiked blood pressure.
Meanwhile, also learn about a few of the natural remedies to prevent diabetes. Take a look.
Cinnamon is not just a spice but it is loaded with lots of health benefits as well. Cinnamon contains certain bioactive components that helps to stimulate the insulin activity and help to prevent fight diabetes. Not just this cinnamon also helps in lowering the blood sugar level. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a glass of warm milk and then drink it once in a day. However, one needs to see to it that they do not consume excess of it as this might cause certain side-effects.
Bitter gourd is one of the best natural ingredient to prevent type-1 and type-2 diabetes. Bitter gourd helps to increase the pancreatic insulin secretion and prevents insulin resistance. Drinking bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach every morning helps to prevent diabetes, also one could add bitter gourd in the daily diet.
Amla is rich in vitamin C. You can drink a glass of amla juice on a daily basis and amla can also be consumed by mixing it along with bitter gourd juice. Add about one tablespoon of amls juice in a cup of bitter gourd juice and drink it everyday for a few months.
(With Agency Inputs)