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Why Bread Might Be the Cause for Your High Blood Pressure

By Justin Chan | February 16, 2012

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Photo: kidmissile

Many Americans consume more sodium than they know. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report that claims that nine out of 10 Americans eat too much salt.

According to the report, the average person consumes around 3,300 milligrams of sodium daily. The figure, which does not include the amount of added salt to a meal, exceeds twice the recommended intake for half of Americans. Those who are 51 and older, African-American or have high blood pressure or kidney disease are advised to consume no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.

Sodium is responsible for increases in blood pressure and has been responsible for numerous health problems, including strokes and heart disease. In fact, the effects of high consumption of sodium go beyond health-related issues. The country reportedly spent approximately $273 billion in health care money on such health problems in 2010. Read More

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Lower High Blood Pressure Through Food

By mahir | June 2, 2011

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It’s pretty devastating to see that young adults are now being affected by hypertension. A recent study estimated that 1 in 5 young adults suffers from high blood pressure. The study focused on adults ages 24 to 32, and found that 19 percent of the 14,000 participants included in the research had high blood pressure. That’s quite a lot for a health issue that has long affected an older demographic. But what can you do to improve your blood pressure?  Read More

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