Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions including high blood pressure, high blood sugar and cholesterol and abdominal fat. These conditions together increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. You may not notice until serious problems set in and then, you've got two battles to fight.
If you eat fried food, primarily meat and breads and drink a soda daily, you’ve got a 34% greater risk of metabolic syndrome.
Diet sodas contribute to the syndrome because they taste sweeter than real sugar. After a while, sugar and fruit don’t taste sweet.
Artificial sweeteners affect your body just like sugar. Eating sugar starts the fat storage process leading to weight gain.
Combat metabolic syndrome, get your kids moving and slowly introduce a healthier diet.
Pay attention to what, when and how much you're eating, reduce the amount and move a bit more. Just a few minor changes lead to a healthier life.
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