A study finds that maintaining a natural diet for thirty days will lower disease risk.
(NaturalNews) Each year, millions of people around the world die from chronic diseases. Eating naturally sourced foods is one way to gain protection against these chronic illnesses. Researchers have found evidence that consuming even one unhealthy meal has a negative impact on human genes. Processed foods cause inflammation throughout the body because of the high levels of processed carbohydrates, hydrogenated fats and sugar they contain. Inflammation causes harmful chemical messengers to be released, and these lead to conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, metabolic syndromes and heart disease. Making small changes in the diet can lower heart disease risk significantly and enhance the quality of life.
Natural foods boost health biomarkers
A study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that when healthy foods are combined, the risk for disease is reduced. The study included 44 adults between the ages of 50 and 70. For four weeks, they were placed on a diet comprised of high antioxidant and low glycemic foods such as blueberries, almonds, vinegar, oily fish, barley and a high-fiber bread.
Improvements in health were amazing after only 30 days
At the end of the study, blood samples were taken from the participants. The results showed that the diet affected biomarkers associated with glucose levels, blood clotting, and inflammation. Blood pressure was reduced by 8%, oxidized LDL cholesterol levels dropped 33%, blood lipid levels improved 14% and fibrinogen, a blood clotting marker, was reduced by 26%. Also, memory and cognitive function were enhanced, and systemic inflammation and heart disease symptoms were lowered. No other study has been able to show evidence of improving health functions like this one.
The key to preventing heart disease and diabetes may be the Paleo diet
This diet is based on the concept that the best way to prevent and treat chronic illness is to consume the same types of food that were eaten during human evolution. Over the last 2.5 million years of human revolution, people ate natural foods including nuts, vegetables, fruit, fish and lean meat. These foods have low levels of fast-releasing carbohydrates, so they regulate insulin response and blood sugar. This diet may be one of the best prevention tools and heart disease treatments.
A second study done by Lund University revealed that blood sugar can be improved by 26% by following the Paleo diet for 12 weeks. This diet also provides better results than the Mediterranean diet, and most health benefits come from omitting grain-based foods.
Following a proper diet is essential for lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Consistent research has proved that eliminating processed foods from meals can protect against disease, slow the progression of chronic illnesses and is one of the most effective natural treatments for coronary heart disease. Use this information to improve your biomarker profile while, at the same time, extending your lifespan.