When it comes to “natural” ways to improve blood pressure, sodium restriction snags the spotlight. Most experts agree that limiting sodium is a smart strategy for those looking to lower blood pressure, but why focus on what you can’t—or shouldn’t—have? Shift your emphasis to positive lifestyle changes you can make to improve blood pressure.
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Ever wonder why store-bought frozen pizza or grandma’s beloved canned-soup-based green bean casserole tastes so good? The common denominator in these favorites and many other processed foods is salt – and lots of it. If too much sodium is an issue in your diet, step one in reducing your intake is to do less outsourcing and more of your own cooking—as we do every day in the EatingWell test kitchens. Here, a few rules we follow that can help you lose your own salt tooth.