As the health body explains, when you eat extra calories and fat, your body creates an undesirable rise in blood glucose.
“If blood glucose isn’t kept in check, it can lead to serious problems, such as a high blood glucose level (hyperglycaemia) that, if persistent, may lead to long-term complications, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage.”
It adds: “You can help keep your blood glucose level in a safe range by making healthy food choices and tracking your eating habits.”
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