Nine Foods that Lower Blood Pressure

The DASH Diet is the best eating plan to follow if you have high blood pressure, or have a family history of high blood pressure (also called hypertension). While adopting an entire eating plan can be daunting – especially if … Continue reading

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Walnuts and Gut Health

I attended a food and nutrition conference earlier this year including a session sponsored by California Walnuts, but the following thoughts and opinions are my own based on recent research.  Could eating walnuts increase the good bacteria in your gut? According … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t You Following the DASH Diet?

“The DASH diet is proven to work. Why hasn’t it caught on?” This was the title of a recent article from the Washington Post by Christy Brissette that has gotten a lot of shares this past week, offering thoughts as to why … Continue reading

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Charred Chard: Chock Full of Vitamins, DASH Diet Friendly

“Eat your greens” said my grandmother. Growing up, my Italian immigrant grandparents always grew vegetables in the summer, and my dad followed suit. Now my husband is the gardener of the house. My grandfather built a “hot bed” in which he’d … Continue reading

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High Blood Pressure and Diet

In our book, Hypertension Cookbook For Dummies®, we don’t just provide heart-healthy recipes, but discuss the important role lifestyle plays in controlling hypertension and reducing heart disease risk. Why worry about blood pressure? Well, when you have high blood pressure, … Continue reading

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It’s Simple: Less is More. Walking and Blood Pressure

We all know how to lose weight – create a calorie deficit and exercise more. This means eating less, moving more, and choosing smaller portions and foods that are lower in calories. Simple right? Maybe it’s simpler than you think. … Continue reading

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