Your Diet Now Determines Your Health Later

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heart attackA sound diet is associated with infinite advantages including a stronger immune system, reduced risk for sickness and disease and longer lifespan.

A healthy diet and lifestyle reduces your risk of heart disease, heart attacks and stroke. An unhealthy diet not only increases your odds of developing grave conditions like cardiovascular diseases but you are at high risk of developing osteoporosis and hypertension.

Osteoporosis concerns brittle bones that run a high risk of breaking. Primarily found with elderly grownups, it is the frequently the result of a lifetime of mediocre nutrition. If you don’t eat enough calcium, vitamin D and vitamin C or if your body weight stays dangerously low for long periods of time, your danger for osteoporosis grows dramatically.

Although women are at a greater risk for contracting osteoporosis, many of the same risk factors that put women at risk, apply to men as well.

To avoid acquiring osteoporosis, eat an assortment of calcium-rich foods like low-fat dairy products, calcium-fortified breads, grains, and juices on a regular basis. Soy milk, spinach, salmon, sardines and tofu are other great choices.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure occurs when your arteries get congested with plaque which collects over time. Most arterial plaque is diet-induced and commonly stems from saturated fats, trans- fats and dietary cholesterol intake in addition to overeating.

Carrying a lot of extra weight or being obese, consuming too much sodium or too little potassium or vitamin D, and unreasonable consumption of alcohol are significant risk factors for hypertension. To forestall or reduce hypertension you should consume a variety of healthy foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean protein sources while cutting back on added sugars, saturated fat and fried foods. Regular physical activity is another key to forestalling hypertension.

Studies reveal that up to 50% of grownups in America are at risk for acquiring hypertension, increasing their odds of stroke, renal failure, heart attack and coronary failure.

Cardiovascular conditions and diseases like heart disease, arteriosclerosis, congestive heart failure, stroke and heart attack are all serious possibly life-threatening disease that might result from years of unhealthy eating.

Foods such as saturated fats (those found in cheese, eggs, butter and fatty meats) and trans fats (found in margarine, fried food, shortening and processed snack foods) step-up risk for cardiovascular diseases while nutrient rich foods like fruits, veggies, whole grains, legumes and other lean protein sources all contribute to the risk for such diseases. You can boost this protection by adding at least 2 servings of fatty fish such as tuna, salmon, or mackerel per week. They provide the body with omega-3 fatty acids…the heart-healthy fats the body needs.

Without a doubt, a healthy diet is one of your greatest defenses against heart disease as well as hypertension and osteoporosis. If you want to enjoy vital, long-term health and prevent these grievous diseases, you must stick to a balanced diet now by including a rich assortment of nutritious foods.

Sometimes we eat unhealthy because we don’t have the right foods to snack on. Fast food or snacks don’t have to mean junk food…you do have alternatives.

“100 Healthy Raw Snacks and Treats” is your answer. Every recipe in this book is mouth-watering and healthy! No chemicals or added sugar either.

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