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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Are You As Healthy As Your Blood Pressure?

The phrase "you are what you eat" is quite popular. Perhaps with so many health issues related to blood flow in the body we can now say that you are as healthy as your blood pressure. Normal range is below 120/ 80. As soon those numbers start rise you increase your risk for kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and heart disease.If you have a lot of salt in your diet chances are your blood pressure will be on the higher side unless you are one of the few rare exceptions.

Excessive salt causes fluid to build up in the blood vessels and gets in the way of the kidneys elimination process. This in turn causes an increase in blood volume passing through your artery walls therefore increasing blood pressure. Now if you have a salt sensitivity this drastically increases your blood pressure levels. Imagine if you were to minimize the amount of salt in your diet. Can you imagine how better your blood pressure and health would be?

However, in North America your fast food diet is convenient, inexpensive and well promoted. It's no wonder that over 70 million people in the USA alone have hypertension. In this fast paced world with amazing technology, you are clued to a computer on a daily basis, driving back and forth to work or putting in overtime is there a chance you would make your own healthy lunch after you got home to spend time with your children?

Chances are your blood pressure is a little on the higher side. So what do you? The decision may be a simple choice each day to eat something different that has low amounts of sodium in it. Perhaps you eat an apple instead of a bag of chips or you hold back from putting and salt on your popcorn. Listen a "Big Mac" alone contains 1200mg of sodium! I know it's easy if you are always on the go. I've been there. Most dietitians and hypertension experts recommend less than 2400mg of salt daily to help lower or prevent hypertension.

Listen a "Big Mac" alone contains 1200mg of sodium! Well there you have it. What is your blood pressure and what are you doing about your salt intake? Sometimes making the smallest changes to your eating pattern can lower your hypertension. Most people diagnosed with hypertension nearly always have to take medication; however, if you make a few small changes to your eating pattern you can avoid these blood pressure drugs.

Michael Wolfe Grafstein is one of the lucky one's who didn't die from a heart attack from his experience with the "silent killer" – high blood pressure" nearly four years ago. Micheal received two electrical shocks that ran from his left hand through his arm into his left chest twice within a fifteen minute time spot. He eventually discovered naturally ways to lower blood pressure and hasn't experienced the nasty side effects of blood pressure medication in while. You can find out more about his story and how it may help you

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