Metabolic Syndrome, or Syndrome X as it’s also known, is a big and growing problem in the modern world.
Nearly 35 percent of all U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome, which rises to 50% in those aged 60 and over (1).
In today’s video I talk about metabolic syndrome and a proven diet and lifestyle to help you overcome it.
What are the symptoms of metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome actually includes a number of health conditions, which include:
- Excess body fat around the waist
- High fasting blood sugar
- High blood pressure
- High triglycerides
- Low HDL cholesterol
Metabolic syndrome can significantly increase your risk of suffering from major health problems like heart disease, diabetes and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death in the USA.
So don’t wait for any signs or symptoms to appear, because it may already be too late by then and the damage has already been done.
If you are currently suffering with this condition, it’s extremely important to do all you can to improve it and overcome it.
How do you treat metabolic syndrome?
In most cases, the traditional approach to treating metabolic syndrome involves drugs.
If you have high tryglceride levels, doctors can advise you to take drugs for it.
If you have high blood pressure, doctors can prescribe you medication for it.
However, drugs don’t help you remove the root cause of the problem, they only cover up the symptoms.
Also, they can cause a number of undesirable side effects, ranging from fatigue, depression and digestive problems.
The natural approach to overcoming metabolic syndrome
Your diet can play a huge role in improving and reversing metabolic syndrome.
But which diet should you choose?
Should you go low carb, ketogenic, paleo, vegetarian, or vegan?
Now one thing for sure is that you need to exclude refined sugar, processed foods, additives and oils.
But then if you’ve still got animal products in your diet, they can cause inflammation and disease, with science proving this to be the case. (2)
In contrast, plant-based diets have been shown to help you reduce inflammation, lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease for example. (3)
One study also found that vegetarian diets are associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome. (4)
So diet is a huge component when it comes to reversing and preventing metabolic syndrome.
Lowering your body fat percentage is also very important
The next important step for treating metabolic syndrome is to lose the excess body fat that you carry.
Losing just 3-5% of your body fat can lower your triglycerides, blood glucose and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
But the thing is, body fat is quite difficult to lose, this is why you need a combination of effective and proven dietary and lifestyle factors to help you achieve the results you want.
There was a study published in The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences, and they compared the amount of weight lost by people on various eating plans. (5)
Participants who took part in this 6-month study ate 5 different diets:
- Omnivore diet, which includes all animal products
- Semi-vegetarian diet with occasional meat intake
- Vegetarian diet, which excludes meat, poultry and fish, but includes dairy
- Pesco-vegetarian diet, which excludes meat, but includes seafood
- Vegan diet, which excludes all animal products
At the end of the six months, those people who were eating the vegan diet lost more weight than people on any other diet by an average of 4.3%, or 16.5 pounds in weight! (6)
Exercise, such as interval training and weight training is also an important and necessary tool to help you manage your weight, blood sugar and overall health.
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