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Can Diet Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Health Conditions?

Posted on: December 03, 2020 in Category: Anti-Aging Diet

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Everyone knows a well-balanced diet is good for you. But how much does your diet really relate to chronic health conditions? 

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Studies show that your body works best on a diet full of vegetables, fruit, healthy fats, and whole grains. When you give your body what it needs, it has the energy to stay healthy and work at its optimal condition. People can reduce their risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, diabetes, and many cancers without drugs; they just need to follow a healthy diet.

What Are the Benefits of Calorie Restriction?

Caloric restriction (the concept of eating fewer calories per day) can help prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and type 2-diabetes. While calorie restriction may have a negative connotation to it, it’s actually quite a positive thing. It simply means eating enough calories to maintain a healthy weight or begin to lose weight if you are overweight.

People gain weight when they eat more calories than their bodies need in a day. Being overweight leads to extensive health issues. People can control their calorie intake with fasting-mimicking diets, which requires individuals to only restrict for five days out of the month!

How Can I Prevent Gallstones?

Gallstones are hardened deposits of bile that can form in your gallbladder. While there are various treatments for gallstones, sometimes surgery is required to remove them. In many cases, gallstones can occur because cholesterol levels or blood pressure is too high in the body. 

A low-cholesterol diet can ensure you reduce your risk of gallstones. Additionally, eating a palm-size volume of walnuts can lower your blood pressure in roughly one week.

What Is the Power of Green Leafy Vegetables?

Eating a serving of green leafy vegetables can help you stay healthy and lessen the risk of some chronic health conditions. Green leafy vegetables and mushrooms can reduce the build-up of atherosclerosis in our arteries and thus reduce our risk for heart attacks, stroke, and type 2-diabetes.

What Is the Connection Between Diet and Aging?

An anti-aging diet can also slow down the natural aging process, so you look and feel younger than you are. In particular, foods high in omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce the risk of diseases and help you seal in your skin’s moisture.

Look and Feel Better Today With the Sand Institute

At the Sand Institute, we specialize in medical weight-loss solutions. We have programs that will not only help you slim down but will help you become a stronger, healthier person. Make food decisions that are backed by science to help you live longer. To book a consultation with us, call our Los Angeles office at (310) 441-2263, our Paramount office at (562) 297-4068, or fill out this form.

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