"And He feeds me and quenches my thirst and when I fall sick then He (Allah) cures me" [Soorah Shu'araa: 80]


Menurunkan Tekanan Darah Tinggi dengan DIET: Faktor K

Definisi tekanan darah tinggi (hypertension):

Tekanan darah sistolik > 140 mmHg dan/atau tekanan darah diastolik > 90 mmHg (CPG: Malaysian Guidelines 2008)

Klasifikasi (CPG: Malaysian Guidelines 2008) :

Kebanyakan pesakit darah tinggi dinasihatkan supaya mengurangkan pengambilan garam (Sodium,Na+) dalam makanan, ini memang benar, tetapi pernahkah anda dinasihatkan juga supaya meningkatkan pengambilan POTASIUM (K+) dalam diet?

Antara tugas Sodium yang yang penting adalah mengawal volume cecair dalam badan anda. Sodium membantu untuk 'menarik' air supaya kekal di dalam darah anda.

Pengambilan Sodium secara berlebihan menyebabkan lebihnya volume air terkumpul dalam badan dan sukar untuk disingkirkan (melalui buah pinggang)

Di sinilah letaknya fungsi POTASIUM yang mempunyai fungsi yang berlawanan dengan Sodium, dimana ion Potasium akan bertukar dengan ion potasium pada reseptor sel dan ini akan membantu penyingkiran air dari badan

Kajian mendapati secara purata, penduduk A.S memakan sebanyak 3300 mg sodium sehari, sedangkan pakar pemakanan hanya mengesyorkan limitnya sebanyak 2300 mg sehari).

Manakala jumlah pengambilan Potasium yang disyorkan adalah 4700 mg sehari, manakala secara purata, penduduk AS hanya mengambil sebanyak 2000-2500 mg sahaja.

Tidak menghairankan 1 dalam 3 penduduk AS mendapat tekanan darah tinggi!

Apa itu faktor K?

Richard D. Moore, MD, PhD adalah seorang pakar yang telah sekian lama mengkaji hubungan antara Potasium dengan darah tinggi.

Dalam bukunya "The High Blood Pressure Solution: Natural Prevention and Cure with the K factor",

Dr Moore telah menunjukkan bagaimana dengan makan menurut Faktor K, iaitu didefinisikan sebagai nisbah Sodium:Potasium sekurang-kurangnya 1:4 boleh mencegah penyakit darah tinggi, stroke dan kematian pra-matang

Dengan memakan makanan yang tinggi Potasium, rendah Sodium juga dapat mencegah penyakit buah pinggang dan jantung yang disebabkan oleh darah tinggi.

Bagaimana Meningkatkan Faktor K?

-Memakan sayuran, kekacang (legumes), biji-bijirin dan buah-buahan
-Makanan-makanan semulajadi (tanpa diproses) ini membekalkan nisbah Sodium-Potasium sekurang-kurangnya 1:50.  Pisang, nisbahnya sangat tinggi (1: 440), begitu juga oren (1: 260)

Sumber-Sumber Potasium Yang Tinggi:

-Buahan sitrus seperti oren dan grapefruits. 1 cawan oren membekalkan 500 mg
-Ikan seperti tuna, halibut (400 mg+  setiap hidangan)
-Pisang (450 mg)
-Tomato (440 mg)
-Epal (182 mg)

Tips Pengambilan Diet Untuk Pesakit darah Tinggi

1) Kurangkan pengambilan makanan berproses/makan di restoren
-1 Big Mac mengandungi 1070 mg sodium
-Semangkuk sup mengandungi 800 mg sodium

2) Makan dengan Nisbah Sodium-Potasium sekurang-kurangnya 1:4
-Jika contohnya anda makan makanan yang mempunyai sodium 1000 mg, anda kena 'balance' dengan makanan yang mengandung Potasium 4000 mg

3) Makan Makanan Potasium Tinggi (seperti contoh-contoh di atas)


Negative-calorie Foods

For those wishing to lose weight easier, faster and smarter!

Hope this article about negative-calorie foods by Mike Adams, Editor at NaturalNews.com will give you valuable insights!


Negative-calorie health foods - burn fat while making you feel full

How do you eat more while losing more weight at the same time? One of the best answers is to eat "negative-calorie" foods, meaning that these foods actually take more energy to digest than they deliver to your body. While these foods may be an important source of phytonutrients, they are not sources of fat-packing calories.

Because of their surprising lack of calories, these foods can essentially be consumed in unlimited quantities without you gaining weight (body fat). That works because your stomach senses when it is physically full, and it will trigger your brain to stop eating when you can't handle more food. You know that "I feel stuffed" feeling? That's your stomach (which has its own complex nervous system, by the way), telling your brain to tell you to stop eating.

This is why, believe it or not, the simple act of drinking a glass of water before each meal is a proven weight loss strategy. It fills your belly with water, thereby reducing the amount of space left for other foods. So your stomach gets full more quickly, triggering the "stop eating" signals in your brain.

Eating an apple before each meal also works in much the same way. This is true even though apples are not negative-calorie foods. But they are rich in water, and water takes up space in your stomach.

In fact, that's the common property among all negative-calorie foods: They all contain a lot of water locked in a fibrous matrix. Apples are essentially "water fruits," as are grapes and watermelons (hence the name). Many vegetables are also "water vegetables," meaning that they're loaded with water. Celery, for example, is the classic example of a water-rich negative-calorie food (see below).

As you read this list, remember that all foods contain calories, and that the term "negative-calorie food" is a bit of a misnomer. It refers to the effective net calories subtracted from your body through the preparation, eating, digestion and elimination of these foods. In other words, you expend more calories eating them than they deliver to your body.

The upshot is that the more water you consume in your foods, the more quickly you'll feel full and stop eating. Water, it turns out, is the most effective appetite control substance in the world.

So here's the list of the five best negative-calorie foods that you can enjoy every day as part of a healthy weight loss diet:

#1) Celery

One cup of celery (120g) contains only 19 calories. It takes far more than 19 calories to prepare, eat, digest and eliminate this one cup of celery, and that's what qualifies it as a negative-calorie food. You can eat as much celery as you want, and you won't gain body fat.

Even though celery contains effectively no contributing calories, it does contain powerful medicine. Celery juice is a powerful anti-inflammatory medicine (http://www.naturalnews.com/024135_celery_cancer_inflammation.html), and one of the active constituents in celery -- apigenin -- slashes the risk of ovarian cancer, too. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027449_cancer_ovarian_flavonoids.html)

#2) Lettuce, onions and greens

Lettuce is basically just structured water locked into a vegetable matrix. One cup of typical iceberg lettuce contains just 8 calories, meaning you can munch on this to your heart's delight and you'll never gain an ounce of body fat.

Much the same is true with onions, which contain only 64 calories per cup and yet deliver an amazing assortment of anti-cancer nutrients and immune-boosting medicine. (http://www.naturalnews.com/022364_pancreatic_cancer_onions.html).

Virtually all salad greens are "negative-calorie" foods, meaning you can eat as many of them as you want. But be careful:

Slopping on 300 calories worth of oily salad dressing changes the entire equation. While lettuce by itself is a negative-calorie food, salad dressing is mostly definitely NOT. In fact, salad dressings are often loaded with cheap soybean oils and even MSG (monosodium glutamate), a chemical taste enhancer linked to neurological damage and obesity. MSG is almost always found in "Ranch" flavor dressings, in particular.

#3) Grapefruit

Grapefruit technically isn't a negative-calorie food, but it deserves mention for another reason as you'll soon see. For starters, it's still fairly low in calories, delivering only 74 calories per cup.

But the best part is that grapefruit contains naringenin, an antioxidant derived from the bitter flavor of grapefruits, which triggers the liver to break down fat. So as part of a fat-loss strategy, grapefruit is truly essential to your daily diet!

Fascinating research about the fat-reducing properties of grapefruit was just published in the online journal PLoS ONE (http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0012399). It shows that naringenin activates two kinds of PPARs (dubbed PPAR-alpha and PPARy) and blocks LXR-alpha -- resulting in fasting-type benefits to the body (http://www.naturalnews.com/029684_naringenin_grapefruit.html).

"It is a process which is similar to the Atkins diet, without many of the side effects," Martin L. Yarmush, MD, PhD, director of the MGH Center for Engineering in Medicine and one of the paper's authors, said in a media statement. "The liver behaves as if fasting, breaking down fatty acids instead of carbohydrates."

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