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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic-Syndrome

What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic Syndrome is a group of disorders which increase your risk of developing type 2- diabetes and cardiovascular disease. These disorders can include hypertension, increased blood glucose levels, insulin resistance, increased abdominal fat, increased cholesterol levels, and high blood triglyceride levels. Treatment to correct these abnormalities involves dietary modifications and lifestyle changes including exercise, recreation and relaxation activities.

What dietary changes will help?

A Low GI/GL type Mediterranean Diet provides a pathway for developing lifelong healthy eating habits which may assist in treating the symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome. This diet plan is rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains which include fish, nuts, low fat dairy and olive oil and high levels of Omega 3 fatty acids. It is helpful for weight management, glucose control, and lowering hypertension and cholesterol. Glycaemic Index & Glycaemic Load (GI/GL) are units of measurement that tells us how much a particular food will affect our blood sugar and insulin levels. Low GI/GL foods can assist in balancing blood sugar and are an important part of this healthy eating plan.

Are you concerned about your health and diet and wish to make some changes?

Book an appointment with Pamela Nelson, Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist at Health Space Clinics Lane Cove.

Author: Pamela Nelson

Pamela is a dedicated, qualified Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Herbalist at Health Space. She aims to help her clients achieve balance in all areas of their lives. Her areas of interest include chronic illness, allergies and food intolerances, digestive problems, stress and anxiety management, sleep issues, and regaining work/life balance via lifestyle changes.

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