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How to Meal-Prep for a Week of Heart-Healthy Lunches

In addition to perks like convenience and cost savings, prepping meals at home allows you to control ingredients. And for those interested in following a heart-healthy diet, it can be key. Whether it's reducing the amount of salt or swapping in healthy fats, meal prepping puts you in the driver's seat to build a meal that does right by your heart.

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.

7-Day High-Blood Pressure Meal Plan: 2,000 Calories

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 75 million American adults have high-blood pressure (that's 1 in 3 adults). The tricky thing is that people may not even know they're included in this statistic because high-blood pressure (also known as hypertension) usually presents with no symptoms.