Did you Over Indulge on Mooncakes?

A single mooncake could have as many as 800 calories, which is nearly as much as three bowls of rice. Eating too many mooncakes could also lead to abdominal bloating and raise blood sugar levels. 

People with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels should especially refrain from overindulgence in the traditional pastry. The sweet lotus filling in the moon cakes will cause a spike in your blood sugar and overindulgence could lead to poor glycemic control and predispose a person to diabetes especially if he/she has an underlying family history of diabetes.

Egg yolks are high in bad cholesterol, the LDL. Overindulging in those moon cakes with double yolks will lead to hypercholesterolemia, which is an underlying cause of ischemic heart disease and stroke.

If you have not had a check for your blood glucose or cholesterol for some time, do give us a visit to do a full body health check-up to know your underlying risk for these metabolic diseases. When left unchecked, they could lead to organ damage and by the time symptoms appear, it might already be too late. 

Metabolic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia are often best treated when discovered early. Don’t wait until it’s too late to be in the know!

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