Hypertension, that's high blood pressure, is responsible for nearly half a million deaths every year. And do you know what what a major contributor is? That would be a high salt intake. So keep the salt shaker on the shelf, and here's some advice on how to reduce sodium intake. First, eat more whole grains and incorporate potassium into every meal. What foods contain potassium? Here are some choices:
Lima Beans (please try!)
So, cut back on the sodium, lower your stress, and please don't smoke! You should keep the drinking to a minimum, too. And of course, get moving, as exercise plays into those good numbers. Remember, it's never too early to get your blood pressure checked, especially because high blood pressure could be hereditary. Know your numbers, eat right, and exercise!