7 diseases that can be treated with proper diet
The rates of type II diabetes are increasing worldwide, which can contribute to other conditions like heart and kidney disease. Since type II diabetes is generally caused by having too much sugar in diet it can throw off glucose balance in your body. A recent American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study found that higher consumption of the fruits can lower risk of type II diabetes. These particular fruits are actually berries, such as blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, which are rich in flavonoids and antioxidant called anthocyani. Other ways to lower risk of diabetes is to avoid certain foods like processed baked goods, sugary deserts and drinks (soda and juices).
Certain types of cancer can be prevented with the proper diet. According to a Food Chemistry study, the antioxidants found in white tea not only help protect healthy cells against potentially carcinogenic oxidative damage, but they can inhibit the reproduction of existing colon cancer cells.
Keeping your body at a healthy weight may also greatly reduce the risk for specific cancers, including those related to the breast, kidney, esophagus, uterus, colon and rectum. So it would be wise to avoid greasy high-calorie foods as a preventive measure. Ensuring that you get plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet will help lower your chances of getting cancer.
3. Skin disease
If you are a coffee lover here are the good news for you – in 2015 the National Cancer Institute research showed that those who drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day are 20% less likely to develop skin cancer, compared to those who don’t drink coffee at all. However, only caffeine containing drinks has provided that result (it seems decaf doesn’t work like that) so with skin health benefits comes a big price, since overdoing caffeine can cause other problems to your body. Maybe you can find a sweet spot?
4. Cardiovascular disease
A diet of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids, like those found in flax seeds, raises good HDL cholesterol levels. Plus the seed, which can be added to everything from smoothies to cereal, contains a huge dose of heart-protecting fiber as well. Use ground seeds to maximize your omega-3 intake.
Cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined. There are various types of cardiovascular conditions, but coronary heart disease is the most common. Luckily, proper nutrition can reduce a person’s chance for developing this disease. Unbalanced diets or diets high in fats and cholesterol can largely contribute to a person’s risk. People can avoid heart problems by staying away from foods containing saturated or trans fat and cholesterol, and instead choosing foods high in polyunsaturated fats, such as those with omega-3 fatty acids. Opting for plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-sodium foods is also a good idea. Avoiding salt can lower a person’s blood pressure, which is a major contributor to cardiovascular disease.
5. High Blood Pressure
Surprisingly just 2% of daily calories in form of yogurt can reduce hypertension in people who suffer from high blood pressure. What’s even greater is that some yogurts contain a huge dose of potassium that lower blood pressure even more. 8 ounces of creamy Greek yogurt contains about 11% of you recommended potassium intake – more than in one banana. To get the benefits and tone your body, start your day with delicious yogurt topped with fruits.
6. Breast Cancer
Fiber has many great benefits to our digestion system and overall well-being, but recently it was found that every 10 grams of fiber a day can decrease breast cancer risk in women by 7%. You can even increase this effect if you add a slice of apple and a handful of raspberries, resulting in 20 grams fiber in tasty breakfast meal.
Osteoporosis, which is the main bone-breaker for the elder people, cause 9 million fractures every year. The good news is that you can improve your bone health by proper diet. The main weapons at your arsenal are vitamin D and calcium – these 2 nutrients help you grow strong and healthy bones. For the optimal effect you should have at least 500 mg of calcium every day with 600 international units of vitamin D. You can get this vitamin for free if you go for a stroll on a sunny day. If it’s rainy outside – eat cheese, egg yolks, oily fish or beef liver.