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Be cautious when eating more sweets, different food after New Year

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Colombo, April 17 (Daily Mirror) - Eating a wide range of foods, including sweets, during the Sinhala and Tamil New Year festivities can lead to higher blood sugar and cholesterol levels, Registrar in Clinical Nutrition at the Health Ministry Dr. Janaka Marasinghe said.

He pointed out that people should pay more attention to food and drinks during festive seasons.

"Most of the sweets made during the New Year will come out after the festival. Every house has a considerable collection of different types of food, including sweets and it automatically causes the increase in consumption of these foods. New Year foods consists of more sugar and flour which makes people overweight and increase their diabetic conditions," Dr. Marasinghe said.

Accordingly, it is more important to follow a diet plan that avoids unnecessary sugar and cholesterol levels getting in to the blood stream.

Dr. Marasinghe requested the people to undergo a random blood sugar test to identify the sugar level in the blood and to follow medical treatment.


  Comments - 3

  • Sam Silva Wednesday, 17 April 2024 08:13 PM

    Children under 7 years are diagnosed with diabetes but the ignorant parents keep on feeding them including the fast food which is expensive.

    Shera Thursday, 18 April 2024 01:13 AM

    Cool drinks, fast food, snacks, deep fried foods, tempered food, sweets and desserts with tons of sugar, margarine and refined flour have destroyed the health of the nation. So many advertisements targeting children. Adults have no clue what they are eating and are obese.y

    Skinny man Thursday, 18 April 2024 03:34 PM

    Only time I can afford to indulge what my good neighbours send sweet meats for Avuruda and Eid .At other times I count my money .So I will take my chance on diabetics,Cholesterol and hyper tension.This is most suitable for the high flyers whom we see on TV.


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