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Nutrition Notes: Potassium protection

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Although potassium is a mineral found in almost every food group, poor eating habits can leave you short of this nutrient, which serves many vital functions in the body. To help control blood pressure, the National High Blood Pressure Education Program strongly suggests getting enough potassium. In fact, the famous DASH diet, which is low [...]

Folic acid among top heart nutrients

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Attendees at the American Heart Association’s 58th Annual High Blood Pressure Research Conference heard evidence that women who consumed more than 800 mcg/day of folic acid reduced their risk of high blood pressure by almost a third compared to those who consumed less than 200 mcg/day. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston used [...]

Blood Pressure and Your Plate: Dietary changes may be simple, drug-free treatment

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

A new scientific review shows that high blood pressure can be reduced with diet changes, especially a vegetarian diet. The new report analyzes the results of published studies and concludes that vegetarian populations have lower rates of hypertension, "the silent killer." Vegetarians tend to be slimmer, on average, and that is one reason their blood [...]

Nutrition Notes: High blood pressure

By | July 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

There’s more to controlling blood pressure than simply taking pills and cutting sodium intake. Whether your goal is treating high blood pressure or preventing it, many diet and lifestyle choices also have an impact. Here are a few changes that can have a significant impact on your blood pressure: 1. Maintain a healthy weight. Weight [...]

Fibre Factor: Researchers report protective effect on heart

By | June 24th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Consumption of dietary fibre from fruits and cereals may lower the risk of coronary heart disease, say researchers from Harvard University, Boston. They say that dietary fibre, found in fruits, vegetables, grains and cereals, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol levels. Although studies suggest that the more [...]

News for Diabetics: Vitamin C helps control blood pressure

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Diabetics are at an elevated risk for many other diseases, including heart disease. Therefore, the maintenance of normal blood pressure is an important factor in avoiding poor cardiovascular health. According to a recent clinical trial, diabetics may lower their risk for heart disease simply by taking a daily dose of vitamin C. Researchers from Royal [...]

Up potassium to lower blood pressure

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

While the primary functions of potassium in the body are to maintain normal fluid balance and promote normal nerve and muscle function, research has also shown a direct link between adequate potassium intake and healthy blood pressure levels. Clinicians at the University of Arkansas conducted a thorough review of the research on potassium and blood [...]

Vitamin C lowers blood pressure

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The Canada Food Guide suggests that adults eat between five and 10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Packed with antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, and beta-carotene and lycopene, fruits and veggies promote good health and protect us from disease. But according to a new study, it may be the vitamin C [...]