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Got Diabetes And High Blood Pressure? 9 Diet Tips

Two out of three people with diabetes also have high blood pressure. Keeping your diet in check -- counting carbs, limiting sugar, eating less salt -- is key. You can still eat well and manage your conditions with these easy tips. Since you have high blood pressure, you should get no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. That's less than a teaspoon. So retrain taste buds. Instead of reaching for the saltshaker, flavor food with citrus zest, garlic, rosemary, ginger, jalapeno peppers, oregano, or cumin. Cooking at home also helps. “If you’re eating something from a bag or box or off a restaurant menu, chances are you’re getting too much sodium,” says Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RD, author of Blood Pressure Down. To get in the habit of having a balanced diet, “visualize your plate as a clock,” says Amber L. Taylor, MD, who directs The Diabetes Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables. A quarter gets lean protein like baked fish, beans, or chicken. The last quarter holds grains, preferably whole, like brown rice. You’ll still need to count carbohydrates and make sure you're not getting too much sodium. Caffeine can r Continue reading >>

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  1. Alan Williamson

    I have been lifting weights, running, and biking. I lift just about every day. I have good muscle definition everywhere except my belly. I have about 10 pounds of fat around my belly and waist. How does a person get rid of that fat? It doesn't seem to want to go away.


  2. devhammer

    Visceral fat isn't the fat around your waistline, it's the fat around your internal organs (aka viscera).
    Subcutaneous fat is different.

    Both can be reduced with keto, but there's no magic trick to burning fat from a particular part of your body. Just as it took time to put it on, it'll take time to take it off.

  3. Fiorella

    Intermittent fasting and extended fasting helps disintegrate visceral fat, too.

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