Educating About Sugar to Curb Obesity and Diabetes Rates
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Foods 2.0, LLC, creator of the health-conscious Sugar 2.0, is hosting free demonstrations in October 2016 at all Northgate Gonzalez and Super King Markets to educate its customers on the link between excessive sugar consumption and health related issues such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.
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"Extensive studies show there is a disproportionately higher rate of obesity and diabetes among minority populations," says Foods 2.0 founder Trong Nguyen. "In order to combat these issues in our communities, health education and awareness about excessive sugar consumption is critical."
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, most minority populations have a prevalence of type 2 diabetes that is two to six times greater than that of the general population. Hispanic Americans specifically have a higher prevalence of diabetes than non-Hispanic Americans.
Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable. Studies have found that modest lifestyle changes, such as choosing foods wisely, exercising regularly, and reducing stress levels as well as small amounts of weight loss in the range of 5 – 10% can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes among high-risk adults.
What most people aren't aware of is that soluble fiber also plays an important role in digestive and immune health. Since soluble fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can't break down, it helps control blood sugar levels. High-fiber foods tend to be more filling than low-fiber foods, so including them in the diet ensures that the same amount of food satisfies for longer.
"Educating people about the effect excessive sugar consumption has on their health and about viable alternatives like increasing soluble fiber intake is a major step towards our goal of reducing health related issues such as obesity and type 2 diabetes," says Nguyen. "Varying by locations, the free program will provide information on the benefits of a more conscious sugar intake. We will have associates on hand to answer questions and serve food samples. In addition, we will also have a specialist on call on the day of events to provide answers to more in-depth questions."
About Foods 2.0, LLC.
Foods 2.0 is a developer of functional food products. Striving to create "clean label" foods, Foods 2.0 uses just a few main ingredients, non-gmo ingredients – no byproducts or fillers – with a mission to reduce or eliminate added sugar. The results are products that are straightforward, yet innovative, healthy and delicious. Foods 2.0 recently launched Sugar 2.0 and Sugar 2.0 + Probiotics - these products are currently available in 800 stores across the U.S.
Learn more about Foods 2.0 and Sugar 2.0 products on www.sugar2pt0.com.
Event details can be found by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/sugar2pt0/events.
Information is updated as new dates and locations are added.
About Northgate Gonzalez Markets
Northgate González Markets is the story of a family of immigrants that has fulfilled the American dream through vision, hard work and faith. What started off as a small store on Anaheim Boulevard now extends into three counties: Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego. We offer a meat department, bakery, tortilleria and prepared foods, in addition to a wide selection of domestic and imported Latin American groceries. http://www.northgatemarkets.com/
About Super King Markets
Super King Markets is the leader on international foods at the lowest prices and highest quality. We offer 7 locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. http://superkingmarkets.com/
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