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Blood Pressure And Sodium Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Blood Pressure And Sodium.

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High Blood Pressure? Have a DASH of Spark

For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture. Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing...  Read more

The Art of Eating Naked

When was the last time you ate naked? No, I’m not talking about that pizza you ate in bed last weekend, so please put your pants back on. I’m talking about whipping up lunch or dinner without condiments, sauces or the other extras we...  Read more

Shakin' It Up with the Skinny on Salt

Even if you are not a potato chip and pretzel junkie, you’re probably eating more salt than you realize. Sodium, the main ingredient in table salt, can hide in places you don’t suspect, like in ketchup, frozen dinners, instant hot cereals...  Read more

12 Heart-Smart Tips You Haven't Heard

When I flip my calendar to February, two things usually come to my mind. One, I’m getting tired of the cold and snowy winter, and two, Valentine’s Day is coming. Now, I don’t know how you feel about this “holiday," but I...  Read more

Easy Ways to Cut Sodium Intake

You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a...  Read more

Today was a good day. Only one low blood sugar. An
Updated 2/3/2016 2:07:32 PM

Today was a good day. Only one low blood sugar. And made it to the gym....  Read more

Husband just called. He is waiting for a blood tes
Updated 2/1/2016 10:08:59 PM

Husband just called. He is waiting for a blood test to see if he can get a CAT scan that will tell the doctors how many major blockages he has in his lower leg. I can tell he doesn't want me to worry, but I'm so worried....  Read more

Gymnema can affect blood sugar levels in which it
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Gymnema can affect blood sugar levels in which it can drop your levels very low and if your a diabetic you must be very careful and monitor your levels when taking this product....  Read more

Unless you are a smoker or have high blood pressur
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Unless you are a smoker or have high blood pressure, they shouldn't have a problem giving you combination birth control pills. Some doctors do deny them to women based solely on age......  Read more

Low sodium diet. Need help and advice.
Updated 1/30/2016 2:43:07 AM

Low sodium diet. Need help and advice....  Read more

Cut the salt!

Cutting the salt in your food will reduce water retention, your blood pressure, and reduce your chance for heart disease....  Read more

Foods that lower Blood Pressure

Skim Milk, unsalted sunflower seeds, beans (black, white, navy, lima, pinto, kidney) are all very rich in magnesium. Bananas & 1 ounce of dark chocolate will do it. You need to strictly avoid foods that are high in cholesterol, fat, and sodium. Lyco...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

Small Dietary Changes Could Save Billions in Health Care Costs

We all know that too much sodium is bad for your health. But did you know just how bad it is for our wallets? According to new research, if Americans could cut their sodium intake to the levels recommended by health experts, the country would save a...  Read more

Food Showdown: Cottage Cheese vs. Black Bean Soup

Both low-fat cottage cheese and black bean soup are nutritious, high-protein snacks. But most processed foods contain high levels of sodium, which can contribute to high blood pressure. The average American adult consumes about 2,500 to 5,0...  Read more