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Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar, or when the body cannot use the insulin it produces. If left unregulated, diabetes can lead to nerve damage and may even affect brain health. The effects of diabetes are widespread: in 2014, 9% of all adults over the age of 18 had diabetes; this statistic increases with age.
Being overweight or obese also increases the risk of developing diabetes. To reduce this risk, experts recommend cooking more meals at home. In a recent study, researchers asked 99,000 men and women about their eating habits over three decades. They found that those who reported eating two of their meals at home lowered their risk of developing diabetes by 13% on average compared to those who had fewer than six meals at home each week.
Homemade meals are healthier because they are typically made without processed foods and the unhealthy fats served in many restaurant dishes. However, no matter where you prepare and consume your meals, it is important to remember to practice mindfulness when eating and to balance your energy intake with your physical activity.
The hourly home caregivers of Dallas, TX also care about their community’s healthy diet. Come celebrate the start to summer at the Vegan Noms food truck and catering‘s ongoing event series, “Noms and Namaste!” Each event will feature all-level yoga and the shop opens for sale too. Yogis will get a treat bag filled with Noms goodies and more. Customers can come in and sample summer flavors, including Lemon Coconut Cookies and Margariate Cupcakes! Stay tuned to their social media for upcoming dates!