3 Foods To Eat For Those With High Blood Pressure And Diabetes
By MJ Thomas, Health and Nutrition Expert.
What is the diet suggested for patients suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes?
With over 500 natural compounds, ginger has a number of health benefits – including calming an upset stomach, preventing motion sickness, and reducing inflammation. While science has yet discovered exactly how fresh ginger reduces inflammation in the body, it has been shown to reduce inflammation that contributes to arthritis and various cancers.
2. Vitamin C
Found in grapefruit, oranges, lemons and many vegetables, vitamin C is most commonly known for its cold fighting abilities. However, vitamin c is also a powerful antioxidant that reduces the harmful effects of stress and teams with vitamin E to serve as a very effective anti inflammatory food.
Being water-soluble, vitamin C is not stored in the body; meaning it needs to be consumed throughout the day to maintain appropriate levels. Since the typical American diet is low in vitamin C, 1,000 to 4,000 mg (milligrams) a day through fresh fruit, vegetables, or supplement is recommended.
3. Omega-3 and Essential Fatty Acids
Omega-3 and essential fatty acids are good, healthy fats that assist in preventing heart disease, joint pain, mental health issues, and inflammation. People typically consume most of omega fats from vegetable oil, however this is omega 6, and omega 3. Omega 3s are found in wild-caught fish, quality fish and krill oil, avocado, and olive oil.
The ideal anti inflammatory ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 is 1:1, currently the average American diet contains a ration of 20:1. With significant research demonstrating omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and prevent significant health issues like diabetes and heart disease, it is recommended that 1,000 mg is consumed twice a day.
Inflammation contributes to many preventable health conditions, including diabetes and heart disease. Make sure you eat a diet is rich in anti-inflammatory foods, including avocados, fish, oranges, lemons, and ginger – and prevent these dangerous health conditions.