Lowering Your Blood Pressure with the DASH Diet

Along with exercise and reducing salt intake, diet is one of the cornerstone practices of naturally controlling high blood pressure -- and something called the "DASH Diet" may be your best all-around healthy eating option.

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Can Soy-Based Isoflavones Lower High Blood Pressure?

Did you know that only a third of Americans who suffer from high blood pressure have their BP under control? That's a scary statistic, amounting to tens of millions of people. Needless to say, that lack of control can cause billions of dollars of increased medical costs per year.

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Fructose: an Unexpected High Blood Pressure Trigger

When you've got high blood pressure, maintaining good health can be like negotiating a minefield. Watching your diet, exercising, and taking your meds are foundational to keeping your blood pressure at reasonable levels...but there are plenty of "nos" to worry over, and unfortunately, that list keeps on growing.

The best you can do is stay on your toes, and take note of new dangers as they come to the attention of medical science. Today, we'll look at a high blood pressure trigger that's recently come to the fore: fructose.

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Are Dairy Products Helpful for Reducing Blood Pressure?

What You Should Know About Dairy and Blood Pressure

There is some evidence to suggest that people who suffer from high blood pressure would benefit from eating dairy products. While it’s certainly important for individuals who suffer from high blood pressure to modify their diets, is adding a regiment of dairy foods really beneficial? We have the answers.

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High Blood Pressure and Alcohol

Is It Okay for High Blood Pressure Sufferers to Drink?

Individuals with high blood pressure are often instructed to abstain from consuming alcohol because alcohol can increase blood pressure. New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that this advice might not be necessary for men who suffer from high blood pressure.

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High Blood Pressure and Caffeine

Does Caffeine Cause High Blood Pressure?

Individuals who are afflicted with high blood pressure need to take special precautions -- especially when it comes to dietary habits. Drinking too much caffeine is one mistake that many high blood pressure sufferers make. If you think your morning cup of coffee and your afternoon can of soda have nothing to do with your high blood pressure, you may want to think twice.

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Caught Up In The Fast Food Frenzy?

Why America’s Obsession with Fast Food is Hurting Our Hearts

In case you haven’t heard, fast food restaurants are horrible for your heart health. Yes, I’m being sarcastic. Everyone knows a cheap hamburger consisting of half a pound of meat slapped between two pieces of white bread and smothered with condiments can’t be good for your cholesterol. If you are concerned about heart disease, stay away from fast-food restaurants serving such food. Even the so-called healthy options at fast food restaurants usually aren’t everything they’re cracked up to be.

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