Tuesday, April 19, 2011


www.webmd.com - People who take steps to alter their lifestyles and eat healthier diets can significantly reduce high levels of triglycerides, a type of blood fat that is associated with heart and blood vessel problems and other diseases, the American Heart Association says in a new scientific statement.  Changes can include substituting healthy, unsaturated dietary fats for saturated ones, exercising, and losing weight, which could reduce triglycerides by 20% to 50%, the AHA statement says.  “The good news is that high triglycerides can, in large part, be reduced through major lifestyle changes,” says Michael Miller, MD, professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  “In contrast to cholesterol, where lifestyle measures are important but may not be the solution, high triglycerides are often quite responsive to lifestyle measures that include weight loss if overweight, changes in diet and regular physical activity,” added Dr Miller.

For people who are outside the normal range of triglycerides, the scientists recommend limiting:  * Added sugar to less than 5% to 10% of calories, or about 100 calories per day for women and 150 calories daily for men.  * Fructose, from processed foods and naturally occurring foods, to less than 50 to 100 grams per day.  * Saturated fat to less than 7% of total calories.  * Trans fat to less than 1% of total calories.  * Alcohol, especially if triglyceride levels are higher than 500 milligrams per deciliter.   People with high triglycerides should focus on eating more vegetables; fruits that are lower in fructose, and high-fiber whole grains.

A new study has indicated that dietary and lifestyle changes, such as improving eating habits and do exercise, can significantly reduce elevated levels of triglycerides (a type of blood fat) which are associated with heart and blood vessel diseases and other health problems.  People who take proper steps can reduce unhealthy blood fat levels.  The human body is designed to help us to achieve the transcendence and needs to be cared for according to yogic principles that harmonize and connect it with our inner self.

The physical body is considered an instrument or vehicle of the soul on its path towards perfection, and it has its own needs that must be met in order to run well.  Right exercise: The asanas, improve blood circulation and muscle flexibility, and help the joints, muscles and other body parts to work correctly.   Correct breathing: Yogic breathing techniques called pranayama, producing a burst of energy that leads to mental and physical rejuvenation of the body.  Correct relaxation:  Relaxation is a natural method of revitalizing the body and mind.  Rigth diet: The yogic diet is a vegetarian one and is composed of pure foods that promote health and vitality.  Positive thinking and Meditation: They purify the intellect and allow to achieve wisdom and inner peace.

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