Salmon is another great food for fighting metabolic syndrome. It’s rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids that help to control inflammation and that promote healthy blood pressure. Omega-3s also help improve insulin signaling, which gives you better blood sugar regulation. You can take an omega-3 supplement, but natural food sources like salmon and canned oysters are the best options.
Tart cherries suppress the development of metabolic syndrome. In studies, cherries helped to regulated cholesterol and blood glucose levels – both important in the prevention of metabolic syndrome.
Berries of every stripe make a tasty, healthy snack that can help protect you – especially your heart. Researchers believe that the high level of flavonoids in berries such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries help to cut the risk of both cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
Nuts are well-documented when to comes to protecting heart health. They work by helping to balance cholesterol levels. Recent evidence also suggests that nuts reduce chronic inflammation and may also help to counter insulin resistance.
So, next time you reach for a midday snack, instead of grabbing junk food, try frozen grapes, a bit of smoked salmon on some whole wheat crackers, a handful of cherries, some berries mixed with yogurt, or a small serving of mixed nuts instead. These snacks will fill you up while protecting your from some of the most devastating diseases of aging.
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