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Walnuts are extremely nutritional and provide optimum health to the human body.
One of the easiest ways to fight cholesterol is to increase the intake of soluble fiber. This can be found in abundance in plant foods, especially fresh, raw and unpeeled fruits and vegetables. Soggy, overcooked vegetables lose a lot of their fiber value. Fiberous foods Researchers consider pectin (found in apples) to be the best known form of soluble fiber. Hence, apples are extremely potent in fighting cholesterol. Apart from their cholesterol lowering properties, apples are excellent for heart health as they have practically no fat and are very low in sodium. Some fiber rich foods you should definatley include into your diet are as follows: Unrefined grains such as dahlia (broken wheat), whole-wheat flour, wheat puffs, brown rice, jowar and bajra. Whole dals like channa, rajma, chowli, beans, and black dal. Wheat bran which happens to be one of the highest known fiber foods. It’s fiber content is about 50%. A diet rich in fiber lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, and keeps heart attacks and strokes at bay. Moreover, it has a powerful impact on the body’s metabolism of sugar and fats. A regular intake of 40-45 gm fiber a day is recommended to prevent heart disease. Fiber-rich foods are one of … Continue reading How fiber curbs cholesterol →
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The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is eating too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrates. This is a path to self-destruction, eventually leading to high Blood pressure, high triglyceride, and low HDL (good cholesterol). Other reasons include a genetic predisposition to the disease, stress, and decrease in physical activity. Effective tips to manage type 2 diabetes Eat low glycemic foods such as oats, barley, bran, jowar, whole pulses, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Avoid sugar and foods containing sugar such as chocolates, desserts, sweets, soft drinks, white flour, cakes, biscuits, pizzas, rice, high sugar foods. Don’t drink fruit juices as they contain too much sugar (more than what a type 2 diabetic can handle). Reduce intake of saturated fats and hydrogenated fats as it increases insulin resistance. Fish oils have shown to improve insulin resistance. So eat fish 3 times a week or take fish oils supplements. Increase fiber in your diet by increasing your intake of green vegetables and whole grains. Walk for 30-40 minutes every day. We are not alone in our concern that type II diabetes is a growing national crisis. There are too many lives at stake and you have nothing to lose by … Continue reading Managing type 2 diabetes →
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