• 5 Foods that Help Lower Blood Pressure

    5 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    One in three adults suffers from high blood pressure and some are unaware of it. That's because hypertension is a silent disease that frequently causes few or no symptoms. However, untreated high blood pressure can damage organs, like your heart and kidneys, as well as your blood vessels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of seven people who have their first heart attack also has high blood pressure.
    Unfortunately, blood pressure rises with age. Just because your blood pressure was normal at age 40 doesn't mean you won't have high blood pressure when you...
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  • Does a High-Sodium Diet Increase the Risk of Heart Disease?

    Does a High-Sodium Diet Increase the Risk of Heart Disease?

    5 days ago - By Cathe Friedrich

    For years, many health care professionals recommended that patients cut back on sodium, mainly due to concerns that a high-sodium diet causes a rise in blood pressure. With cardiovascular disease being the top cause of death in Western countries, anything that can lower blood pressure, a risk factor for heart disease, is important. Of course, if you eat packaged foods, that's easier said than done! That's because there's an abundance of sodium in most processed foods, even ones you wouldn't characteristically think of as salty. Salt adds flavor to food and increases a food's mouth appeal...
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