High fiber-rich foods such fruits and vegetables – green leafy vegetables like Malunggay, Alugbati and Saluyot, are known to help lower the risks of getting any heart diseases and diabetes for teenagers today when they become adult or when they reach older ages according to a new study conducted by researchers from Michigan State University, East Lansing.
Fats that could cause heart problems and metabolic disorder like diabetes are saturated fats.
Saturated fats are fats that accumulate in the blood and increases the total bad cholesterol. Once it has reached its potential size, it clogs the blood vessel causing increase blood pressure and other vascular diseases which in the long run would even affect the heart and other vital organs in the body. These fats can be found in meaty food products and other vegetable processed foods like coconut and palm oils.
On the contrary, unsaturated fats are the ones that are found from fruits and vegetables.