Walnuts and Spinach Can Protect You Against Hypertension and Diabetes

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The diet, rich in magnesium, prevents the development of metabolic syndrome, states a research published in the specialized periodical magazine Circulation.

Metabolic syndrome is diagnosed with the combination of 4 symptoms: gastric obesity, hypertension, increased cholesterol, and elevated blood glucose (normal insulin content).

This syndrome is a significant risk factor for the development of ischemic heart disease (IBS) and other cardiovascular pathology, as well as diabetes mellitus.

A survey conducted by scientists from the Northwest University in Chicago was attended by 4600 Americans aged 20 to 30.

For 15 years Professor Ka He and a group of specialists have been monitoring the relationship between food intake and the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. They emphasize that a higher level of magnesium use is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing any of the components of the syndrome.

According to the National Institute of Health, the daily recommended dosage of magnesium for men from 19 to 30 years is 400 mg and for women 310 mg.

Rich in this mineral are walnuts, spinach, avocados, bananas, dried fruit (raisins and dried prunes), wheat bran and oatmeal.