Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart disease

Here’s another reason to add walnuts to your diet. According to a recent study, when combined with meals low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people who are at risk for cardiovascular disease

Walnuts may help lower blood pressure for those at risk of heart diseaseWhen combined with a diet low in saturated fats, eating walnuts may help lower blood pressure in people at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new Penn State study. In a randomised, controlled trial, researchers examined the effects of replacing some of the saturated fats in participants’ diets with walnuts. They found that when […]

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patients

Research shows that modest weight loss—at least 5 per cent of body weight—can significantly improve PCOS symptoms such as hyperandrogenism (excess levels of male hormones causing, acne, excessive hair growth, etc.) increase chances of conception and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease

Modest weight loss can be beneficial for PCOS patientsThe medical nutrition therapy revolves around dietary changes and exercises, meditation and yoga. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is a common hormone imbalance in young women that raises the risk of infertility, obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In overweight PCOS patients, ingestion of carbohydrates, with the following postprandial blood sugar spikes leads to […]

3 effective ways to lower your cholesterol through your diet

Besides maintaining a healthy body weight and getting enough physical activity, changes to your diet are also important to maintain your cholesterol levels and keep your heart in good shape. Here are three diet-related tips that can help

3 effective ways to lower your cholesterol through your dietReduce sources of saturated fat Saturated fat, often found in red meat and full-fat dairy products, can increase your levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol i.e. the ‘bad’ cholesterol. It is also found in sources like baked goods, processed foods, and deep-fried items. The latest national dietary guidelines recommended limiting consumption of saturated fat under 10 […]

4 steps to eat your way to lower cholesterol

Although diet can be a simple and powerful way to improve cholesterol levels, it plays a bigger role for some people than for others. Don't be discouraged if you have followed a diet but not reached your goal blood level

4 steps to eat your way to lower cholesterolMany people can reduce cholesterol levels simply by changing what they eat. For example, if you are a fan of cheeseburgers, eating less meat (and leaner cuts) and more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can lower your total cholesterol by 25% or more. Cutting back on saturated fat (found in meat and dairy products) and […]