BAD DIET = BAD HEALTH…EVEN FOR CHILDREN!

As scientists around the world continue their pursuit of knowledge of the human body and how it works, the evidence supporting the connection between poor diet and disease continues to mount.

One new area of research that’s sounding an ominous alarm is the increasing occurrence of “age-onset” diseases of the elderly occurring more and more in the young. The fact is that disease conditions that used to be exclusive to the elderly are now being discovered for the first time in children.

This trend has health experts across the globe calling for immediate action to correct the dietary disasters known to be the cause. The most recent discovery that has the global medical community abuzz is the increasing diagnosis in children of Metabolic Syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that point to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, including obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood glucose and LDL cholesterol, and low HDL cholesterol.

Writing in the December 2006 edition of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers state, “Unfortunately, as the population becomes less active and more obese, we’re seeing a rise in this constellation of risk factors for cardiovascular disease.” It is currently estimated that as much as 25% of the adult population suffers from Metabolic Syndrome. The fact that it is occurring at all in children is an indication that something is very wrong. The problem, according to this research, is too little activity coupled with poor diet.

The solution therefore is to not only get ourselves but our children active and take control of our weight by reducing the fat content and “glycemic load” in our diets. Avoid fast, processed, calorie dense foods and eat a healthy diet – one that includes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and fish and in order to ensure the daily abundance of vital nutrients without all the calories, we must look to whole food-derived supplementation.

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In an effort to draw attention to the dramatic increases in chronic disease world-wide, the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report, “Preventing Chronic Disease - A Vital Investment”, pointed that chronic disease, world-wide, is increasing faster than the rate of population growth! In 2005, 60% of all deaths, about 35 million, were attributed to chronic disease. By 2015, they expect that number to rise by 17% to 41 million! One of these chronic diseases is cardiovascular disease - a disease linked to high blood pressure, which the WHO reports kills an estimated 17 million people worldwide every year. At the root of this problem is poor nutrition. Many people are just not consuming foods with sufficient levels of nutrients capable of helping our bodies fight off diseases and keep us healthy. As a way to help people improve their diet and reduce incidences of chronic diseases (particularly those linked to high blood pressure), we decided to write this blog in an attempt to highlight nutrients that are important in maintaining normal blood pressure levels. We have also included research findings to back our claims. Also featured are dietary supplements that contain the essential nutrients in much higher levels than those found in ordinary food for best results. Feel free to leave your comments or contact us in case you have any queries. Also kindly support our cause by buying any of the featured dietary supplements.
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