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If you have elevated blood pressure what you eat can help bring it back down to a healthy range. We focus on foods to eat more of, what to avoid, plus healthy meal plans and tips for better blood pressure.
 
Heart Healthy Diet Plan for Fall

Heart Healthy Diet Plan for Fall

Here are some medication-free strategies to lower your blood pressure.

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Intermittent Fasting Might Help You Lose Weight by Decreasing Appetite

Intermittent fasting, where you fast for a certain number of hours and time your meals accordingly, can be challenging, but new research shows it might have benefits regarding appetite suppression and weight loss. According to preliminary research published in the journal Obesity, eating earlier in the day and fasting later in the day and evening might help people control their appetites better and therefore lose weight.

What a Gut Doctor Eats in a Day for a Balanced Microbiome

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When Will Bulsiewicz, MD, MSCI (also known as Dr. B) first decided to become a GI doctor, the scientific world had little understanding about the relationship between our microbiome and overall health. In the last five years, however, Dr. B says he's seen emerging research on the microbiome help doctors realize the need to pursue nutrition-based medicine.

High Blood Pressure Diet Guidelines

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/12/2019 - 15:43
Nearly one in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure—often called a “silent killer” because it usually presents no symptoms. Blood pressure reflects the amount of blood your heart pumps and the resistance it meets in your arteries: the more blood, and the narrower and more rigid your arteries (healthy vessels are elastic), the higher your blood pressure. The higher your blood pressure, the harder your heart has to work to do its job—which is why uncontrolled high blood pressure can sometimes lead to a heart attack or stroke.

Common Inflammatory Conditions & the Signs & Symptoms to Watch Out For

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Inflammation. It sounds bad, bad, bad and is seemingly on the rise, because it's showing up in every dinnertime conversation these days. The term is nonchalantly tossed around in locker rooms, wellness clinics and on your Facebook feed, and has become a catch-all phrase for health issues we can't quite explain. But here at EatingWell we like science, not sensationalism, so today we're going to break down exactly what the big bad "I word" is and what you can do to avoid it for real.

7-Day Vegan Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

Submitted by admin on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:01
Following a vegan diet, or even just including more plant-based foods in your routine, can be a healthy and delicious approach to eating. Research has shown that cutting back on animal products and eating more beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is associated with a decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Plus, you may have an easier time losing weight on a vegan diet, thanks to fiber-rich foods, which help you feel full and satisfied throughout the day.

14-Day Clean-Eating Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 14:43

Eating clean is a simple and healthy approach to eating. In this clean-eating meal plan you'll find plenty of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats. To clean up your diet, you'll want to limit the amount of refined grains, salt, alcohol and added sugars you eat. For this weekly meal plan, we used whole grains, didn't include alcohol, chose recipes and ingredients with less sodium, and eliminated added sugar.

14-Day Clean-Eating Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 13:46

Eating clean is a simple and healthy approach to eating. In this clean-eating meal plan you'll find plenty of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats. To clean up your diet, you'll want to limit the amount of refined grains, salt, alcohol and added sugars you eat. For this weekly meal plan, we used whole grains, didn't include alcohol, chose recipes and ingredients with less sodium, and eliminated added sugar.

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,500 Calories

Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/25/2019 - 11:15
The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. The core concept behind this healthy diet is to eat like the people who live in the Mediterranean region—fill your plate with fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, legumes and fish (especially salmon) and enjoy moderate amounts of red wine. This week-long Mediterranean diet meal plan features these good-for-you foods and delicious flavors for a week of healthy of eating. Plus, at 1,500 calories you're on track to lose a healthy 1 to 2 pounds per week.