If not genetic, there are some illness that we can prevent; and even if they are genetic high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure are three potentially life treatning illness that can be managed effectively with diet alone. Those who are willing to incorporate an exercise regimen with their diet changes have the potential to lead an active healthy life.
For information and diet tips for getting healthier visit me here often. In the meantime, the information below is beneficial if you have high cholesterol, diabetes, or hypertension. As always be sure to speak with you medical professional before making any drastic nutritional modifications. Be well. Nadirah.
Foods that Lower Cholesterol
Oats, beans, barley, eggplant, nuts, apples, grapes, strawberries, fatty fish, olive oil, soy, green tea
Here are some key points to remember when lowering cholesterol.
- First thing is to exercise. Cardiovascular training in particular is good for about 45 minutes. If cardio is not your thing do weight training or any physical activity that promotes movement so that blood can flow.
- Eat fibrous foods especially fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
- Avoid saturated fat.
- Opt for fish instead of traditional poultry and meat.
Foods that lower Blood Pressure
Red wine, dark chocolate, bananas, yogurt, avocado, skim milk, spinach, unsalted sunflower seeds, beans of all kind, baked white potatoes, soy beans
Here are some key points to lowering Blood Pressure
- 3o minutes of exercise daily.
- Lower your sodium intake. This includes table salt as well as salty processed and junk food.
- Loose extra weight, especially the weight around the midsection.
- Limit caffeine.
- Limit alcoholic beverages.
- Avoid second hand smoke.
- Try to do 15 minutes of meditation daily.
- Incorporate yoga into your workout regimen.
- Try to avoid stressful situations and people.
Foods that reduce diabetics
Nuts, berries—blue, strawberries, and raspberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime, kale, spinach, collards, beans, fat free mil and yogurt
Here are some key points stabilizing your blood sugar levels/preventing and naturally curing diabetes.
- Moderate exercise daily.
- Discarding simple sugar and processed carbohydrates from your diet.
- Eating small meals every three to four hours that are low in sugar and adding a lean protein source to the meal.
- Staying within the parameters of the suggested weight for your age, height, and body structure.
- Avoid smoking.
- Avoid prescription drugs that contain corticosteroids in them which typically is found in arthritis medication, medication for heart problems. Ask your physician for clarity or simply read the label.