How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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The Wondrous DASH Diet Guidelines

Submitted by on July 29, 2009 – 6:52 pmOne Comment



The ellipsis DASH Diet is a potent diet strategy with limitless health benefits. The expanded version known as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension has been long endorsed for curbing damaging high levels of blood pressure which also helps sustain good heart health. But, the dietary methodology employed by the DASH diet aids in even reducing cholesterol levels.

The diet was created by the National Institutes of Health, outlines the increased consumption of lower fat dairy produce, fruits and vegetable within dietary restriction of the amount of calories consumed in a day. Blood Pressure levels reduced twice when milk products were combined along with the routine fruit and vegetable combo diet, which is the characteristic of the DASH diet. Though lower-fat milk produce does prevail in the DASH diet, about 1oz a day of high fat cheese is also included in the daily milk produce intake of three servings a day.

The basic outline of the diet includes 4-5 serves of fruit and vegetables per day, three servings of low-fat dairy produce inclusive of one ounce of higher fat milk produce, grains can comprise 7-8 serves a day, non-veg about two serves a day, fats or oils should be about 2-3 daily serves. Nuts or legumes, seeds or beans should comprise 4-5 serves in a week, with a maximum of no more than five serves of sweet s in a week. The amount of sodium intake should not cross 2,300 mg, with the daily saturated fat consumption not going over 6% and carbohydrate consumption not crossing over 55% of the total daily intake of calories in a day.

A new research has revealed that sodium restriction alone did not have a major effect on the bone metabolism but a DASH diet effectively lowered indicators of bone turnover, when maintained would help in enhancing mineral status in bones.

The lower fat and high intake of fiber in DASH may even aid in averting memory drain and help hone mental agility and dexterity. The better a person sticks to the DASH diet, lesser will be the pace of mental down slide.

High blood pressure has been proved to be an accelerator towards Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Thus, the DASH diet with its blood pressure lowering properties will help ward off these diseases.

Though for many years scientists have used singular nutrient and supplement consumption to slacken cognitive deterioration with lukewarm results. But the DASH diet has been known to more effective than all those trials.

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  • Ken says:

    I would like a list of foods that I cannot eat as I have had a stroke. I live in a small country town and do not have access to a decent grocery store on a daily basis. I can only get groceries on a weekly basis so i need to be able to make a shopping list.

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