According to a new study from Columbia University, the scientists there state that their data suggests that fruits and vegetables can lessen the severity of ALS.
Basically, it’s all about good nutrition. Staying away from dairy and deli or processed meats. These products have been nailed as problem foods for decades now and in this case, the data proves it out. Along with other nutritional advice spouted by just about every fitness and bodybuilding professional as well as the world’s top nutritionists, it’s all about eating smart. Eating what humans are supposed to eat, not cramming ourselves with foods that lack nutritional value and are so overly processed with salt, sugar, and chemicals, that they become more problematic than providing sustenance.
It’s a given, the body is a miraculous healing machine, however, for the body to repair itself and prevent damage from stress, diseases, insects, etc, it needs the vitamins and minerals in the right combinations and portions to provide the body’s regenerative systems to operate at peak proficiency. Without such nutrients, the body ends up getting damaged and falling backward, the processed foods doing more damage than good.
That’s why the researchers of this study in the JAMA Neurology, states that ALS patients should be eating high fiber grains, poultry, fish that are high in antioxidants and carotene. Any nutritionist worth their beet juice will tell you the same thing, but our lifestyles have to change if we’re going to battle devastating illnesses like ALS.
It’s not that difficult to change one’s lifestyle. There’s no time like the present to get on a healthy route by eating smart. Organic products may seem more expensive but their benefits are worth it. There are tons of websites by organic experts showing products available as well as how to grow your own products. You have to be careful with fish, though. Often, fish imported aren’t what they’re labeled. It’s a practice the government is cracking down on , but since it makes so much money fooling the public it’s an uphill battle. Instead, look for local fisherman if you have them around. If not, try a nearby community that packs and ships fish after they’ve caught them. They usually arrive the next day but this way you’ll be assured what you’re buying is what you want.
Lifestyle changes also include carrying a bag of nuts, grains, dried fruits and other natural snacks with you so that you don’t get tempted by that sale at the local donut shop or that new scrumptious cake that the kids are all clamoring about.
This study is a validation to those who’ve been professing the benefits of nutrition for decades. Perhaps ALS patients will take note and get on the bandwagon.
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