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  • Writer's pictureJohn Webb MD

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Healthy diet and different health conditions

The diet which provides the body with essential nutrients and helps to boost and refine health is called a healthy diet. A healthy diet should contain a sufficient amount of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, minerals, and vitamins.

The World Health Organization (WHO) gives the following recommendations to the general population

· Low the intake of sugar up to less than 10% of calories

· Take food with lower salt concentration or take iodized salt. The daily salt intake should be less than 5 grams per day

· Regularly eat fruits, grains, beans, lentils, and vegetables

· Try to eat the same amount of food every day as your body is used to it

· Lower the amount of fat intake and avoid saturated and trans fats. Take unsaturated fats as these fats lower the bad fat (LDL) and increase the good fat (HDL) in the body

· Consume food that has sufficient vitamins and minerals

· Avoiding carcinogenic foods or food contaminated with some microorganism

The persons with a specific health problem should follow the diet according to their conditions. The diet should be planned considering the underlying problem and maintaining a healthy life.

High blood pressure: The healthy diet for the hypertensive patient is food that contains low sodium concentration. The DASH diet is recommended for people with high blood pressure. Inadequate intake of red meat and sugar is also helpful for people suffering from cardiovascular problems.

Obesity: Diet plays an important role in the complications related to obesity. A diet with low calories helps to control obesity and the disorders related to obesity. In addition to physical exercise, a healthy diet helps promote health and gives good outcomes with promising effects.

Epilepsy: The person with epilepsy should follow the ketogenic diet

Diabetes mellitus: The person suffering from diabetes mellitus should restrict their intake of sugar and cholesterol to maintain a good health.

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