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  • BRGFit! Nutrition : Nutrition and Disease

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    Nutritional Effects on Your Health.

    You really are what you eat.

    Proper nutrition can lead to a better overall health. Unfortunately, a lack of proper nutrition can cause serious complications and medical conditions for both your mind and your body.

    We care how you feel on both the outside and inside, and want you to live a long, happy life. Find out how poor nutrition may be affecting you.


    Hypertension, also referred to as high blood pressure, can be attributed to a variety of factors, but according to the Mayo Clinic, poor nutrition can lead to hypertension. Find out more about nutrition and hypertension by visiting:

    The American Heart Association

    Learn about Dietary Approaches to Prevent Hypertension

    Does Blood Pressure Inevitably Rise with Age?

    Cardiovascular Disease

    Diseases of or relating to the heart are grouped together and known as Cardiovascular Disease or Heart Disease. Controlling your diet and proper nutrition is one way to prevent heart disease. Find out more about heart disease by visiting:

    Eat your fruits and veggies to reduce your risk of heart disease

    Glycemic Index and Heart Disease

    Healthy Women and Heart Disease

    Low fat/High carb and plasma

    Low fat/High carb

    Metabolic Syndrome

    According to the National Institute of Health, metabolic syndrome is a combination of disorders including hypertension, impaired glucose tolerance, high cholesterol, hyperinsulinemia and a tendency to develop fat around the belly. Find out more about Metabolic Syndrome by visiting:

    The Mediterranean Diet effects on Metabolic Syndrome

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology

    Metabolic Syndrome Treatments


    According to the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes Mellitus, commonly referred to as Diabetes, is caused by high blood sugar levels which result from the body's inability to produce insulin. Proper nutrition plays an important role in diabetes management. Find out more about Diabetes by visiting:

    The American Heart Association

    Low Carb diets and Diabetes

    What's New with Diabetes and What Works in Disease Management