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Portfolio Diet For Heart

Dr. J.A. Jenkins, MD created the Portfolio diet. This diet is not made for weight loss but to control the cholesterol and provide benefits to heart health.

Portfolio Diet for HeartWhat is Portfolio Diet?

Portfolio diet came in as a therapy to lower cholesterol and seeks health benefits with small changes in the diet. It is more as an investment in lower cholesterol than a diet plan. This diet is special because it brings lot of foods together which have cholesterol lowering effect. Recent study published in Journal of American Medical association suggests that this diet worked much better than traditional low fat diet and cholesterol lowering medicines. Still it is suggested that more studies are required for Portfolio diet.What does Portfolio diet offers?

diet fitness plans heart patientPortfolio diet offers limited food choice. It is mainly vegetarian diet excluding meats, chicken and chicken products and milk and milk products.  These food items are high in saturated fat, which is not good for heart health. High intake of saturated fat results in increase in total cholesterol in the body.

Second most important principle of portfolio diet is high fiber foods. High fiber diet helps in reducing cholesterol. Fiber particles bind with cholesterol molecules in gut and excrete it from the body. Among fiber, soluble fiber works best in cholesterol management. Soluble fiber is found in fibrous foods such as lettuce, whole cereals, fruits, vegetables and nuts. Apple, apricot, banana, blackberry, grapefruit, orange, broccoli, carrots, corn, beans, green peas, okra etc are good sources of soluble fiber.

Dr. Jenkins suggests not considering the single food for better health. We have to look at the spectrum of food to get best health benefits. One can also rely on psyllium husk to increase fiber intake in daily diet. It also acts as a laxative.Soybean and its products are substituted in place of meat and meat products. Soymilk, tofu can be taken in place of milk and milk products.

One needs to be cautious in case of high fat soy products. Always consider los fat soymilk or tofu. Butter and margarine is replaced with plant sterols like Benecol which available in US. Plant sterols are also available in capsule form. Hand full of almonds provides essential fatty acids which plays major role in cholesterol management.Selection of this diet to manage your cholesterol level depends upon your blood cholesterol levels.In case of high cholesterol levels one must combine diet, exercise and appropriate medication.

For borderline cholesterol problem, only diet and regular exercise can also show the result.  For meat lovers this particular diet is challenge, but it has beneficial effects on heart health.Low fat diets also lower the HDL (good) cholesterol, but portfolio diet does not affect it. Regular aerobic exercise increases HDL cholesterol. One can stick to a diet consisting mainly of okra, eggplant, beans with a dose of psyllium at every meal than this may be the eating plan for you. But in case of high cholesterol levels seek a medical advice and make changes in your diet, medicine and exercise.DesiDieter experts review it to be a practical approach to dietary management.

It seems like a healthy guideline to treat elevated cholesterol along with exercise and medications. It can be customized to Indian palette including foods that we eat and offering natural therapy to treat cholesterol like methi seeds and bark of Arjuna tree.DesiDieter offers a handheld program to help heart patients look after their nutrition and fitness. Check out our Heart Care Package upgraded keeping the latest norms in mind. For more information on diet, nutrition, health, weight loss or fitness contact DesiDieter Health and Diet Experts.

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Burwood Group adds Zadara Enterprise Storage-as-a-Service to their Portfolio

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

Burwood Group and Zadara Storage, the provider of enterprise-class storage-as-a-service (STaaS), today announced that Zadara’s award-winning Virtual Private Storage Array (VPSA) platform is now being offered as part of Burwood’s storage as a service offering.

Burwood Group has built a strong reputation for helping organizations apply technology as a strategic tool to create efficiencies and competitive advantage. As companies become more reliant on their exponentially growing data, they are recognizing that the traditional approach of purchasing large storage arrays and then managing and maintaining those complex devices has become inefficient and will not scale. Many of these companies are turning to the cloud to address this problem, and are quickly realizing the answer is not exclusively going cloud or on-premise, but more of a hybrid model incorporating the best of both environments. Burwood has selected Zadara Storage as their partner to solve this customer problem. By offering the Zadara enterprise storage as a service platform, their customers will now have a solution that will address the scalability, manageability and economic limitations of traditional storage arrays, that incorporates a unified cloud and on-premise, software defined storage (SDS) solution known as Zadara Storage VPSA.

“As the trusted advisor to our clients, Burwood’s role is to work with them to solve their most challenging information technology and business issues,” said Mark Pingry, managed services managing consultant at Burwood Group. “We developed Burwood storage as a service, powered by Zadara Storage, to address one of the most critical and costly challenges facing IT organizations today: expensive, complex, and inefficient data storage. In many markets, but particularly Healthcare, data storage demand is growing at such a pace that you can no longer be reactive. You must offer solutions that are on-demand, elastic, easy to use, and cost effective. Burwood storage as a service, powered by Zadara Storage, gives control of this data sprawl back to our clients in an easy to use, cost effective, consumption based pricing model.”

“We are extremely pleased to be adding Burwood Group to our family of partners,” said Nelson Nahum, CEO of Zadara Storage. “Burwood’s deep knowledge of corporate IT organizations makes them an excellent partner for Zadara Storage. Their ability to align our technology with customers who need it most, creates value for key customers facing critical storage challenges.”

“Our research shows that storage as a service offerings such as Zadara Storage create significant and compelling economic benefits”, said Randy Kerns, senior strategist and analyst at the Evaluator Group. “Zadara Storage offers a unique value over many of the as-a-service solutions in that they provide the enterprise features users have come to expect from their traditional storage arrays. With Zadara’s VPSA offering, users maintain the same, or better, enterprise class high-availability and disaster recovery capabilities as they have on their current storage arrays.”

About Burwood Group

Burwood Group is a systems integrator, helping forward-thinking IT leaders deliver knowledge to the end-user within the organization’s unique business context to increase profitability, reduce risk and enhance customer loyalty. We partner with leading technology and service organizations to provide tailored product and industry solutions. We work to ensure an optimal fit for each individual client. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Burwood Group serves local, national, and international clients. We pride ourselves in being trusted business advisors to clients by providing smarter solutions that deliver better outcomes. For more information, visit

About Zadara Storage

Zadara Storage is an award-winning provider of enterprise storage-as-a-service, delivering file and block storage with high-performance, high availability and predictability (QoS). The company’s patented, software-defined Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSA) deliver flexible, multi-tenant enterprise SAN and NAS technology for peta-scale primary and secondary storage. With isolated resources, exceptional data security, management control and predictable performance, VPSAs meet the most stringent Service-Level Agreements (SLAs), even in public cloud deployments. Its as-a-service model offers its customers — who include renowned enterprises, SMBs and startups — a flexible, agile and cost-efficient storage infrastructure. Available on-premises via the groundbreaking OPaaS (On-Premise as a Service) offering, Zadara delivers fully managed local storage with consumption pricing. VPSA is also available via a wide range of worldwide cloud and colocation providers, including value-added relationships with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, TelecityGroup, Dimension Data, CloudSigma, and others. For more information, visit, the Zadara Blog, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.