HEALTHY NUTRITION – EAT HEALTHY TO LIVE WELL
Take a nutritional control and do physical activities are key points to carry and maintain a healthy lifestyle, and much more if we suffer from any chronic condition. Feeding healthy allows our body to function properly. There are many nutritions that you should follow to maintain fitness there are called as wellness fitness nutrition. Likewise, following a balanced diet helps us to prevent and reduce the risk of suffering from certain diseases in the short and long term.
At Clinical International, we are concerned that you have healthy nutrition and we know that not all organisms have the same needs. Below, we will mention some tips that can help you and improve your health.
Healthy nutrition in patients with hypertension
If you manage to control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you can avoid or reduce taking medications. You must meet one of the following criteria which must be confirmed at another time by your doctor.
Foods not recommended:
· Salt, sausages, olives, creams or soups, canned fish and vegetables, fatty cheeses, biscuits and white bread, sauces and commercial dressings.
· Recommended foods in moderation:
· Eggs, seafood, chocolates, organ meats, chicken and vegetables.
Fruits and vegetables, dairy products, rice, white fish, rabbit, chicken, nuts, jams, veal and bread (2).
Consider increasing the consumption of foods rich in potassium. Potassium helps decrease the effects of sodium on blood pressure. Ask your doctor about the levels of potassium your body might need.
Do not forget to reduce your sodium intake. Even if it is a small reduction of sodium in your diet, this could reduce your blood pressure from 2 to 8 mm Hg.
A great tip you can follow to control the sodium levels you consume is always read the food labels. These will tell you the percentage of sodium that the product contains.
Healthy nutrition in patients with dyslipidemia
If you suffer from dyslipidemia that means you have high levels of LDL (low density lipoproteins, or bad cholesterol.
In our body we have two types of cholesterol: good (HDL) and bad (LDL). It is our duty to keep LDL levels as low as possible and high in the case of HDL (high density lipoproteins). Having high levels of LDL in our body cause an accumulation of cholesterol in the walls of our arteries. And we already know what happens next: Heart attacks.
Follow the following tips we have for you:
· Maintain varied diet: with cereals, increase consumption of vegetables and fruits.
· Reduce the consumption of red meat, eggs, whole milk and derivatives (ice cream, butter, whole yogurt and fatty cheese).
· Consume olive oil and avoid the consumption of sugars, pastry and fried products.
· Add white and blue fish (sardines, trout, tuna and salmon) to the diet.
· Cook with little oil (olive, sunflower or corn).
· Avoid fried foods and stews, preferably consume grilled foods.
· Remove visible fat from meat before cooking.
· Reduce or suppress alcohol consumption (3).