Nutrition Facts - Metabolic Syndrome

Nutrition Facts - Metabolic Syndrome

The American Heart Association’s Recommendation for Managing Metabolic Syndrome

The primary goal of management of the metabolic syndrome is to reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Then, the first-line therapy is to reduce the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease: stop smoking and reduce LDL cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose levels to the recommended levels.

For managing both long- and short-term risk, lifestyle therapies are the first-line interventions to reduce the metabolic risk factors. These lifestyle interventions include:

- Weight loss to achieve a desirable weight (BMI less than 25 kg/m2)
- Increased physical activity, with a goal of at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most days of the week
 - Healthy eating habits that include reduced intake of saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol

At Simply Nutrition, a registered dietitian will work with you to develop a menu plan that will be as unique as you are.  Please contact Simply Nutrition if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to meet with the dietitian.