What food, what disease?
Many ailments could be avoided or, at least, improved if we were healthier, experts say. It sounds a little simplistic, but it’s a chance that really exists. Take a try, betting on the most delicious medicine possible: good and healthy food
Some diseases indicate a misconduct
According to studies, about 3/4 of all illnesses are caused or accentuated by poor eating habits. Often, help is needed even when the illness has already been installed. The following tips belong to specialists.
Nearly one in five suffered – at least once – a migraine crisis. Mostly, women. The cause was not entirely clear. An important role is played by brain’s genetic hypersensitivity to external stimuli – environmental influences, noise, but also hormonal imbalance or stress. There are also some foods that can trigger painful attacks.
What food, what disease?
* Respect time
Get used to eating daily at the same time, eating regularly and drinking at least 2 l of fluids a day. Try not to “skip” on any table.
* Eat at night early
The last meal should be taken at least 2 and a half hours before bedtime. But without having to eat in a hurry but slowly and quietly.
* Food diary
Try to discover what your body is reacting painfully, namely – by taking a “food” diary. Among the main “suspects” are thyramine and histamine-containing foods: strawberries, tomatoes, chocolate, red wine, salami, matured cheeses. Avoid foods that trigger acute headaches.
* Balance your blood sugar level
Some carbohydrates (eg white flour, sugar, etc.) increase and then rapidly lower your blood sugar. Avoid these fluctuations to prevent migraines. Instead, whole-meal products, vegetables and vegetable proteins cause only a very slow reaction to the blood sugar level.
* Cooked food
Do not force your body unnecessarily with preservatives or substances to enhance your taste. Discard ready-made products that contain lots of unhealthy additions (E-s). The cooked food in the house is the best.
* Three meals a day
Those who suffer from migraine should pay attention to regularity: 3 compulsory meals a day, one of which is warm. This creates the premises for a “quiet head”. And if you get hungry between meals, prepare a fruit and vegetable juice that is low in histamine (eg apple, peach, plum, cucumber, carrot or green lettuce).
What food, what disease?
Women are three times more affected by the disease than men. Chronic inflammation of the joints can not be cured, but can be improved by an appropriate diet.
In case of rheumatoid arthritis it is an autoimmune disease, caused by the fact that the body is actually harming itself. Immune-directed immune cells identify as the “enemy” the somatic tissue (the body itself), causing repeatedly inflammations in the joints. Those who can make a difference between stopping foods and foods that stimulate inflammation and opt for the right foods can improve their health with fewer medications.
* Vegetables and fruits in abundance
Eat daily fruits (without exceeding the measure) and vegetables (how many). Vegetable antioxidants stop the inflammatory process. Prepare them in a variety of ways – juices, salads or hardened vegetables. And do not limit yourself to 2-3 favorite fruits or vegetables, but take advantage of what the market offers you this season.
* Do not forget about vitamins
Pay attention to the satisfactory intake of vitamins. Rheumatic patients, vitamins B1 and B6, or vitamin E, are often problematic. And do not get rid of magnesium, copper or selenium. The best “suppliers” are green tea, ground corn, whole grains, and lentils.
* Meat a little
Ideally, you should only eat meat twice a week (especially poultry meat grown in farmhouses). Arachidonic acid present in pork meat and lard stimulates inflammatory processes. And in order not to affect protein intake, you should focus on their plant sources: legumes (beans, millet, lentils) and unsalted nuts (other than peanuts).
* Good Fat
In metabolism, Omega 3 fatty acids are the arachidonic acid (inflammation manufacturer). Therefore, you should eat twice as many Omega 3 fatty acids (salmon, seafood, flaxseed or walnut oil) daily than Omega 6 fatty acids (present in sunflower oil, corn or soybeans).
* Special combination
Get yourself a magic elixir of turmeric, black pepper and olive oil, simply mixing ingredients. Curcumin existent in turmeric (resembles ginger but orange) has a huge anti-inflammatory effect. The body absorbs it better because of pepper, and olive oil offers healthy, unsaturated fat. Pour a little mixture over a ready-made dish.
Type 2 diabetes
What food, what disease?
In the vast majority of cases, diabetes occurs as a result of an unhealthy, but changeable lifestyle. By a consistent change in the way you feed (and through movement), this metabolic disorder can be cured at an early stage. Because of too much permanent consumption of carbohydrates (sugar), the pancreas often produces too much insulin. And at some point, the somatic cells become resistant, so that blood glucose levels remain too long, affecting blood vessels and nerves.
* Complex carbohydrates saturate
With many complex carbohydrates (whole bread, rice or whole pasta), you can counteract insulin resistance. The body needs time to “disintegrate” it and therefore the blood sugar level is slowly rising. And the fibers (eg wheat bran) are salty and contain very few calories.
* Protein against hunger
Combine – at every meal – foods containing proteins (eg lean meats, fish, dairy products, legumes). They stop the “hunger” attacks that occur when the blood glucose level decreases. In protein, this process is very slow.
* Avoid excessive consumption of sweets
Unhealthy carbon hydrates include sugar. And “ready-made” foods contain a large amount of glucose, fructose syrup, etc. Many people forget that fructose is also part of this category. Acquire your taste, slowly, with less sweet and use, economically, and sweeteners.
* Without gluten between meals
Try taking just three meals a day (satious) and giving up snacks. If you do not always, choose snacks that do not affect your blood sugar – vegetables (crudities) or boiled egg.
* Reduce weight
The most important thing is to drop the fat off your belly. It is harmful to health because it produces hormone-like transmitters that stimulate hypertension and inflammation and increase the risk of cancer. Move a lot and strengthen your muscles.
* Suitable food portions
Eat two fists of vegetables, salad, crumbs and mushrooms at every main meal. And in terms of classic seals (rice, pasta, potatoes, bread), as long as it sits in a small bowl.
* Cooking with oats
This approach (a few days) of how to modify your diet contains many fiber and few calories. And the liver reacts (durably) better to insulin.
Put 75 g of oat flakes (or bran) with 1/2 liter of water and bring to the boil once, cover with a lid and let the vessel contents to “swell” about 5 minutes. Add – to taste – aromatic herbs, onions, vegetables or berries and eat this porridge for 3 days, in the morning, at noon and in the evening. You can also use, in addition, 50 g strawberry or raspberry per day, or leeks 100g of mushrooms, garlic and spices and also lemon juice and, if necessary, sweetening. And drink at least 2 liters of water daily and unsweetened teas.