Eating healthy is one way to ease the symptoms of your current medical condition. While fruits and vegetables grown organically indoors do not necessarily offer a cure to certain conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure, they can assist in helping you reduce inflammation or maintain healthy levels in your digestive, circulatory, or respiratory system.

 

Let’s take a closer look at some fruits and vegetables that can help you improve how you manage your medical condition.

Type 2 Diabetes

Following a healthy meal plan including organic fruits and vegetables can help you keep your blood glucose level in a healthy range. To manage your blood glucose, you need to balance what you eat and drink with physical activity and diabetes medicine if you take any. What you choose to eat, how much you eat, and when you eat are all important in keeping your blood glucose level in the range that your health care team recommends.

Target Foods:

Bitter melon, celery, cucumbers, garlic, onions, grain, beans, herbs, huckleberry, nuts & seeds, sea vegetables

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory condition. Thus, certain foods that cause inflammation can potentially trigger an incidence or worsen your symptoms. Sources of inflammation were significantly associated with meat-based diets, but not with vegetable and fruit-based diets.

 

Although there's no specific MS diet, some fruits and vegetables contain anti-inflammatory properties and block the body's inflammatory responses during an episode.

Target Foods:

Wild blueberries, strawberries, oranges, grapes, cherries, mangoes, kale, artichokes, Russet potatoes

Arthritis

The typical American diet contains high-fat, high-sugar, and processed foods that cause inflammation state and contribute to arthritic deterioration in the bones and joints. There are several options available for eating naturally grown fruits and vegetables with anti-inflammatory properties. You may want to check with your doctor or dietician to determine which are best for you.

Target Foods:

Legumes, turmeric, ginger, walnuts, garlic, broccoli, berries, spinach, grapes, olive oil, tart cherry juice

Hypertension

Fruits and vegetables that contain potassium, calcium, and magnesium can help lower your blood pressure and help you reduce your hypertension. By following diets such as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, you can drop your systolic blood pressure by 14 points.

Target Foods

Tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, sweet potatoes, fibrous fruits and vegetables, and leafy green vegetables, fruit with the peel such as apples and pears

Asthma

A healthy diet that consists of organic fruits and vegetables can reduce your asthmatic symptoms and attacks between 25 and 30 percent. Like many other common medical conditions, the key component in these foods is anti-inflammatory properties such as beta-carotene and magnesium. Remember, all dietary choices are subject to allergies. Foods that trigger allergies can also trigger asthma attacks. Consult your doctor to determine which asthma-friendly foods will not trigger an allergic reaction.

Target Foods

Carrots, spinach, kale, green leafy vegetables, beans, maraschino cherries, cantaloupe, garlic

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