Lowering your blood pressure isn't always as simple as eating fewer high-sodium foods. The fact is that multiple factors combined affect your blood pressure. There are two main categories of risks that contribute to hypertension—those that... Read more
In the United States, hypertension (chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease and stroke) is most prevalent among African Americans. In fact, 34 percent of the African American population has high blood pressure—a rate higher t... Read more
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
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
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
I just want to start by stating a few things:
1 ) I personally eat low carb, but this thread has nothing to do with that. I am not looking to debate IF low fat is healthy, but instead hoping to focus on what is GOOD about it.
2 ) We may di... Read more
How do you count the sodium when you have drained and rinsed the vegetables from a can? I don't see how to measure the sodium levels but I really do hate to see my levels so high when I actually took a bunch of the sodium away.
Also, why do the... Read more
I have been in spark people almost 6 months and try to watch my sodium intake however I still have readings of 180 to 200, this worries me a lot and it is like sodium is the hidden enemy. I just want to get my blood pressure down. Any ideas on... Read more
Welcome to the BEST team. The name says it ALL. ALL are welcome! We are here to ENCOURAGE , SUPPORT & MOTIVATE one another while we reach our goals. Cause isn't life better with a little BBQ SPICE?... Read more
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
Happy May! Have you moved past the ''resolution'' phase and established a consistent diet and exercise routine? Hopefully your new lifestyle consists of healthy habits and you are really starting to get a feel for what it takes... Read more
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