The afternoon slump
If your daily lunch consists of a shop meal deal including a sandwich, crisps and a fizzy drink, then you are more likely to hit a wall in the afternoon.
Also known as the “carb crash”, which is another warning sign of pre-diabetes and type 2 Diabetes.
Dr Rathur’s advise is to reduce the amount of carbohydrates and sugars you consume, such as bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, starchy root veg and swap for apples, nut butter, hard-boiled eggs, pistachios, or hummus with celery sticks.
Aches and pains
Even if pain is the result of trauma from an injury, your symptoms may be prolonged by the consumption of foods high in sugar, which can cause joint inflammation and or pain – a sure warning sign that you are at risk of type 2 diabetes.
Dr Rathur advises that whether you’re trying to get fit or simply enjoy the gym, getting your exercise right, alongside better dietary management, is key to ensure a faster recovery of pains.