Risks of High Blood Sugar and Cholesterol
In today's busy world, it's easy to short change healthy eating, opting for fast food or preservative laden snacks. Young people generally have no awareness of the long-term effects of these choices. By age thirty, forty or fifty years, poor nutritional choices catch up. At first, it's just a few extra pounds, and then a few more. Later in life, the high fat content of poor food choices becomes apparent in the bloodstream as high cholesterol and high blood sugar.
High blood sugar can lead to a very common condition called diabetes, a debilitating condition that can lead to poor circulation. Poor blood circulation affects the heart, kidneys, and eyes as well as other organs and the circulation to the hands and feet. According to the National Diabetes Clearing House, an estimated 23.6 million people in the United States have diabetes.
Coupled with increasing cholesterol levels, which are deposited on the interior of blood vessels, and resulting in a narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels, it becomes essential to take care of our vascular health. For millions this means decreasing the amount of sugar and fat in our diet and replacing these with the best foods to eat to lower bad cholesterol and sugar levels.