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Nutrition for Therapeutic Disease Management

Nutrition plays a pivotal role in managing various diseases, and a personalized approach tailored to an individual's condition is essential. For diabetes, maintaining balanced blood sugar levels through portion control, carbohydrate monitoring, and choosing complex carbohydrates is crucial. A heart-healthy diet involves reducing saturated and trans fats, focusing on unsaturated fats, lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Lowering salt intake and increasing potassium-rich foods, like fruits and vegetables, can help manage hypertension. Adequate protein intake, along with a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, supports the body during cancer treatment. For conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), identifying trigger foods and incorporating soluble fiber sources can provide relief. A gluten-free diet is crucial for managing celiac disease, involving avoiding wheat, barley, and rye products. Restricting phosphorus, potassium, and sodium while maintaining adequate protein intake is essential for kidney disease management.

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Nt. L. Hemasri

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Certified Diabetes Educator, Senior Nutritionist Fitterfly

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