5 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure

5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…muscle, fatty degeneration of the heart, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, enlargement of the heart, dilation of the aorta, and arteriosclerosis.” If you have an irritable bowel, it's important to exercise, drink plenty of water, and eat foods that are rich in fiber. It’s also wise to avoid…

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5 Food Label Traps and How to Avoid Them

food shopping. Reading food labels will pay off by helping to avoid what I call food label traps. Food-Label Trap #1. Don’t look for “low sodium,” instead look at the sodium-potassium ratio. Many doctors are focused on lowering sodium for healthy blood pressure. But just as important as lowering

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A Heart-Healthy Diet Plan Should Include Organic Foods

…must—with other foods like kiwis and avocados, organic doesn’t matter. That’s because pesticides can’t penetrate their skin. Now it’s your turn: Which organic foods do you include in your heart-healthy diet plan? You May Also Be Interested In: * 5 Foods that Can Lower Your Blood Pressure * More Tips…

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5 Common Cardiovascular Myths

…chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. * Saturated fat is something to be feared. Patients often avoid foods containing saturated fats, such as meat, eggs, nuts, and butter, fearing that saturated fat…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…of potentially-damaging inflammatory chemicals. Lowering your body weight by just 10 percent can bring down your blood pressure numbers and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. So when it comes to weight loss, keep in mind that a little means a lot. 5. No pain, no gain. Getting patients to exercise…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

food restaurants or buying high-fat snacks! Healthy Living Budget Tip #2: Add more turmeric in your cooking. This great curry spice, which you probably already have in your kitchen, contains curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory. Also use garlic and onions. They can lower blood pressure, thin the blood,…

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More Mounting Evidence Shows Chocolate Helps Prevent Strokes

…said, chocolate is one of the most surprising heart-healthy foods you can eat. Studies have shown that it can help to lower your blood pressure and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study adds to the mounting evidence that chocolate can help to prevent strokes in men. For this study…

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The Health Benefits of Onions

…Artichoke Pasta * Pasta Primavera Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite way to eat onions? You May Also Be Interested in * 5 Foods that Can Lower Your Blood Pressure * Three Cardiovascular Nutrition Tips

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Heart Healthy Eating: Cooking Brussels Sprouts

…manganese—which help to fight oxidative stress that can lead to heart disease. They also contain glucobrassicin and vitamin K which help to stave off inflammation. Plus, they’re a good source of folate which has been shown to lower blood pressure in women. Given all of these valuable health perks…

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The Healing Power of Ginger

…the blood much like aspirin, patients taking pharmaceutical blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) should consult with their doctors before adding ginger to their diets. Now it's your turn: What's your favorite way to eat ginger? You May Also Be Interested In * Foods that Lower Blood Pressure * The…

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Avoid Trouble Swallowing Pills With These Tricks

…or crush tablets, mixing the contents into a cold food such as yogurt or apple sauce. Now it’s your turn: How do you swallow pills? You May Also Be Interested in * 5 Pennywise Secrets to Better Health * 5 Foods that Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

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Can Shifting Your Sleep Schedule Cause a Heart Attack?

…area. Plus, drink a cup of tea that contains valerian or chamomile, both of which help to make you drowsy. * Consider getting an Earthing sheet for your bed, which helps to lower blood pressure and inflammation and promote sleep. * Avoid easy-to-grab convenience foods and follow a heart-healthy diet…

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…kitchen cabinet right now. 10 Seasonings that Boost Your Heart Health 1. Garlic — This is number one on my hit parade. Garlic's benefits are numerous. It's antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. It lowers homocysteine, cholesterol, and blood pressure. It's a great source of sulfur, an important…

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