High blood pressure is a silent disease. Often, there are no symptoms, so that’s why it’s tested regularly by your healthcare professional. It’s better to catch it before it gets out of hand. Beyond the standard advice to reduce salt and caffeine, there are some foods and drinks that can help, too. I’ve rounded up a few for you. You may be surprised by them.... Read More
Going Overboard With Salt?
If you (or someone you know) has ever been told to “eat less salt,” or go on a “low sodium” diet, what does that mean? And how much sodium is actually in salt. I can tell you right now that cutting down on the salt you sprinkle from your salt shaker probably isn't going to have the effect you think. The problem is rarely the salt on your table. I was surprised to read the statistics about where people's salt intake was coming from. You may be surprised, too.... Read More