Improvement in Cardiovascular Status by Addition of Minimal amount of Raw Vegetables, Fruits and Sprouts in the Daily Diet

Authors

  • Shobha Kini, Rohini Bhadre Professor

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.94

Keywords:

Raw Diet, BMI, blood pressure, 6MWT (six minute walk test).

Abstract

Background and Objective

The aim of our study is to determine whether a small and sustainable increase in fruits, sprouts and raw vegetables in the daily diet can help to lower weight, blood pressure and improve physical endurance.

Method

Thirty members participated in this nutritional interventional study. BMI, blood pressure and distance covered in six minute walk test was measured and compared before and after the intervention of diet. The change in diet was acceptable and sustainable for twelve weeks.

Results

After a minimal change in diet the BMI and blood pressure decreased significantly. The distance covered in 6MWT also increased significantly.

Interpretation and Conclusion

An acceptable and sustainable increase of fruits, sprouts and raw vegetables in our daily diet reduces weight, blood pressure and improves physical endurance. Hence the risk of cardiovascular diseases reduces.

Author Biography

Shobha Kini, Rohini Bhadre , Professor

Kini Shobha1, Bhadre Rohini2,*

1Professor and Head, Department of Physiology, K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Sion, Mumbai

2Professor, Department of Biochemistry, K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Sion, Mumbai

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Published

2019-11-21

How to Cite

Shobha Kini, Rohini Bhadre. (2019). Improvement in Cardiovascular Status by Addition of Minimal amount of Raw Vegetables, Fruits and Sprouts in the Daily Diet . International Journal of Physiology, 7(4), 216–219. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v7i4.94