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Content tagged with “High Blood Pressure Diet”

Three Drinks to Lower Blood Pressure
When you want to lower your blood pressure, think beyond slashing salt, calories and fat—and also consider what you can...
8 Great Ways to Lower Blood Pressure: Sodium Aside
When it comes to “natural” ways to improve blood pressure, sodium restriction snags the spotlight. Most experts agree...
6 Easy Ways to Cut Sodium
Ever wonder why store-bought frozen pizza or grandma’s beloved canned-soup-based green bean casserole tastes so good?...
Green up your diet
Green up your diet. Low levels of magnesium in the body are associated with vasoconstriction—tightening of the arteries...
Box out salt
Box out salt. Avoid boxes of flavored rices, pastas and soups: they often contain lots of added salt. Also, when you...
Just try it
Just try it. Don't cook foods with salt; add it at the table instead, after you've tasted a bite. Maybe it doesn't need...
Give yourself a hand
Give yourself a hand. If you must add salt to your meal, shake it into your hand before sprinkling it on your food....
Be a sodium sleuth
Be a sodium sleuth. When dining out, watch out for high-sodium foods. Sneaky sodium sources include anything that's...
Scan sodium counts on condiments
Scan sodium counts on condiments. When you think of salty foods, it's likely that canned chicken soup and frozen pizza—...
Sum up the sodium of your servings
Sum up the sodium of your servings. Nutrition Facts labels list nutrient amounts for one serving—but often we eat more...
Spice it up
Spice it up. To prevent hypertension and boost flavor, cut back on sodium by using more herbs, spices and salt-free...
Wash excess sodium down the drain
Wash excess sodium down the drain. Most of the sodium in our diets—approximately 77%—comes from prepared or processed...
Shop around for low sodium
Shop around for low sodium. Compare sodium content for similar foods and you can save hundreds of milligrams of sodium...
Go bananas
Go bananas. One banana has 422 mg—about 12 percent of your recommended daily dose—of potassium. Research suggests that...
High Blood Pressure Diet: Ask the Expert
EatingWell asks Lawrence J. Appel, M.D., M.P.H, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and an expert on...
High Blood Pressure Diet: FAQs
Your high blood pressure diet questions answered.
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