You have probably heard of hypertension, or hypertension, called "the silent killer" at some point. This sounds scary, but high blood pressure is really a difficult disease to detect. Statistics show more than 77 million Americans suffer from hypertension, potentially resulting in heart attacks or potentially life-threatening strokes.
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With 1 in 3 adults reached, prevention is vital. The DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) remains the best-studied nutritional plan for the control of blood pressure. DASH focuses on certain nutrients (fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium and low glycemic carbohydrates), while reducing others (saturated fat and sodium). Research published in 2017 in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reports an improvement in blood pressure when certain foods are highlighted-fruits, fish, nuts, and seeds. Storing your kitchen with these foods is a smart move for the health of your heart. Here are some that are easy to incorporate into your daily meals and snacks.
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