Diets to Improve Specific Medical Conditions
There is an enormous amount of truth in the old adage “You are what you eat.” Although it would be ideal to begin eating healthy foods and ensuring adequate intake of nutrients in childhood and continue doing so throughout one’s golden years, the unfortunate reality is that a large number of Americans start with unhealthy eating habits. Some of us – quite literally – eat ourselves sick. For example, consuming too much sodium can cause hypertension (high blood pressure), which, in turn, can damage the person’s heart, kidneys, brain, eyes, and arteries, and can result in a heart attack or stroke. But a healthy diet is as important in the treatment of numerous conditions as it is in the prevention of illness. Learn more about how diet can improve the conditions listed below by clicking on the topic.