Lifestyle diseases are associated with the way a person lives his life.
Culprits of lifestyle diseases:
- Less of physical activity
- Alcohol drinking
- Drug abuse
- Sugary foods and drinks
- Processed foods
Types of Lifestyle diseases:
- Diabetes Type II
- Heart diseases
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol levels
- Liver cirrhosis
If you look at the culprits or the causes of lifestyle diseases, it is noticeable that they all can be avoided. Simple changes in lifestyle and a healthy regimen can prevent these diseases and premature mortality.
One cannot rely totally on medicines to control the disease. Advising patients to follow a diet and nutrition based on their lifestyle is one step towards recovery.
Here we will learn about the dietary management of Hypertension & Hypercholesterolemia.
Dietary Management of Hypertension
- DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet is recommended in patients with high blood pressure.
- Reduce salt intake. Limit it up to 2 to 2.5 gm per day. Make a habit of not adding additional salt to cooked food.
- Avoid baking powder, baking soda, monosodium glutamate (MSG) commonly found in sauces, soy sauce, onion and garlic salt.
- Stay away from salt-laden preserved foods: sauces, pickles, canned and processed foods; sugary foods (cakes, pastries, etc.); coffee and caffeine infused drinks (cold drinks)
- Reduce meat, processed cheese & butter from the diet
What to eat:
- Green leafy vegetables, sea food, nuts, pulses, legumes
- Milk, whole grains, peas
- Custard apple, banana
- Soybean oil, sesame oil, olive oil, mustard oil
Instead of frying, try boiling, steaming or grilling food. The consumption of oil is less with these methods of cooking.
You don’t have to go searching for specific diets elsewhere, when all the dietary management of diseases are available in Zomeo Homeopathic Software. Under ‘utility’ section, you will find the information on Diet and Nutrition.
There is diet and nutrition specific to 72 Clinical conditions. Just take a printout of the desired diet and nutrition and hand it to your patients to follow the instructions.
Dietary Management of Hypercholesterolemia
- Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits – 7 servings or more each day
- Eat whole grain foods rich in soluble fibre – oats, psyllium and barley
- Have sea foods: – salmon, trout, sardines
- Nuts: small portions of almonds and walnuts 4-5 times per week
- Avoid bad cholesterol rich foods: butter, meat, cream, cheese, cakes Limit sugary foods, drinks and alcohol
- Foods containing good cholesterol: nuts, seeds, sunflower oil, olive oil, avocados
- Eat fibre rich foods: Vegetables, whole grains, beans, peas, lentils, fruits.
- Have barley, oatmeal, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, soy, tofu, chickpeas, Brussel sprouts, carrots, bananas, pears, oranges, blackberries.
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