The food we put in our bodies has a huge impact on our overall health. Here we explore some common health conditions and the diets that can help. If you’re looking to treat your health condition with a special diet, always consult your doctor first. They will be able to provide you with advice and ensure it doesn’t affect any medications or other health conditions you may have.
Alzheimer’s And Cognitive Decline
Certain foods are thought to improve brain function and lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease developing. The MIND diet is believed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s developing by as much as 53% and slow the rate of brain ageing by 7.5 years. The MIND diet recommends 10 food groups to help protect against cognitive decline: green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil and wine. The foods to avoid on the MIND diet are red meat, margarine, cheese, fried food, pastries and sweets.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
DVT is a condition where blood clots form in the deep veins of the body, particularly in the legs. Certain foods can help to prevent the formation of clots. Vitamin E acts as a natural anti-coagulant so choosing foods high in vitamin E, such as walnuts and peppers, will help to fight DVT. Other natural anti-coagulants include garlic, blueberries and grapes. Opt for olive oil in place of animal fat and try to consume fish regularly for a dose of Omega-3.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
A healthy diet can also help with COPD and other lung diseases. Studies indicate that a high-fat, low-carb diet such as the paleo and ketogenic diets could improve the symptoms of COPD. Cut down on basic carbohydrates and look for healthy fats found in oily fish, coconuts, avocados, olives, nuts and seeds. Potassium is vital for healthy lung function. Foods rich in potassium include leafy green vegetables, bananas, avocados and tomatoes. Vitamin A is also important for lung health. Apricots are high in vitamin A and poultry, such as chicken and turkey, are another great source of this vitamin.
An anti-inflammatory diet can help to reduce the symptoms of Arthritis. Once again, fatty fish high in Omega-3 such as salmon, mackerel and sardines are a star in diets like this too! Other anti-inflammatory foods are olive oil, ginger, berries and spinach. Studies have shown that unsweetened tart cherry juice can lower inflammation and provide relief from some of the symptoms of arthritis. Curcumin found in turmeric is another highly potent anti-inflammatory – for an extra boost consume this with black pepper which makes the curcumin more easily-absorbed by the body.
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