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The American Heart Association’s Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations

The American Heart Association gives several advices to get a better lifestyle and to reduce cardiovascular diseases. According to the association, a better way of living based on regular activities and controlling daily intake will be beneficial for the health and the heart in the long term. Regular physical activities can help you maintain your weight, keep off weight that you lose and help you reach physical and cardiovascular fitness. Moreover, a healthy consumption of different nutritious food will bring various nutrients which your body needs each day.

Read the full article at: www.heart.org

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Regular physical activities are essential for your body as they contribute towards a healthy lifestyle. On the same line, having a healthy diet is the best weapon to fight cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet means intakes a variety of nutritious food with the right amount of calories needed throughout the day based on your age and physical activity. So, to have a control over those nutrients and calories consumed over the day, DietSensor brings in his technology to help in regulating your dietary pattern and get the right nutrients your body needs to be healthy. This technology, in long term, will help you to adopt a better way of living and to reduce the consumption of food linked to cardiovascular disease.

UEA research shows high protein foods boost cardiovascular health

The really surprising thing that was found is that amino acid intake has as much of an effect on blood pressure as established lifestyle risk factors such as salt intake, physical activity and alcohol consumption. For arterial stiffness, the association was similar to the magnitude of change previously associated with not smoking.
Beneficial daily amounts equate to a 75g portion of steak, a 100g salmon fillet or a 500ml glass of skimmed milk.

Read the full article at: www.eurekalert.org

Evidence based approach state that protein is incredibly important. If we don’t get enough from the diet, our health and body composition suffers. However, there are vastly different opinions on how much protein we actually need. Most official nutrition organizations recommend a fairly modest protein intake. The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. This amounts to:

  • 56 grams per day for the average sedentary man.
  • 46 grams per day for the average sedentary woman.

DietSensor will calculate your goal and make the protein intake reading instantaneous and easy so you can monitor it accurately.