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Health Facts

Obesity is a concern for everyone, young and old. It is also one of the major contributors to multiple health related problems. These problems are not just physical but also of the mind. Obesity is known to cause mental depression, which arises due to a feeling of low self-esteem.

It takes more than just a strict diet to ensure that one's obesity is reduced. Apart from patience and mental strength, it needs routine exercise and often even medication of a certain nature.

The ailments and diseases that can occur due to obesity are:

  • Heart ailments
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • Diabetes (Type I in children and Type II in adults)
  • Cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gallstones
  • Osteo arthritis
  • Gout
  • Asthma
  • Breathing problems while sleeping
  • Depression

Although several factors contribute to obesity, from unhealthy eating habits to genetics, it is a condition that can be tackled. All it takes is a decision and the right guidance. A nutritious meal routine without the excesses is the first step to ensuring a return to normalcy.

A few things to keep in mind

  • Dinner should be consumed one and half hour prior to bed time
  • Use only vegetable oils and avoid saturated fats
  • Limit your fat intake to 15-20 gms per day
  • Limit your salt intake to 6 gms per day
  • Choose citrus fruits, sweet lime, orange, apple, guava, pear, watermelon, papaya, figs, grapes, melons and pomegranate
  • Avoid banana, mango, chikoo, custard apple
  • Choose pressure cooking, steaming, stir frying, grilling over deep frying and leaching