What You Can Do: Improve Your Blood Pressure

According to the US National Institutes of Health, what foods you choose to eat affects your chances of developing high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. That is why they developed the program called Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension or DASH. Though being conscious of the amount of sodium, especially as it is found in table salt, is a core practice they make along with several other dietary recommendations that have been proven to help lower blood pressure and avoid hypertension.

Don't Try This At Home!

The DASH eating plan recommends we:

  • Avoid foods that are high in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat.
  • Limit intake of red meat, sweets, added sugar, and sugar containing beverages.
  • Assure daily intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nuts.
  • Only consume fat-free or low-fat dairy products.
  • Choose fish and poultry over red meats.

Key nutrients to focus on are: potassium, magnesium, calcium, low-fat protein, and fibre.

The Power of Weight Loss

Research has shown that losing just 10 lbs. (4.4kg) can result in significant reduction in both diastolic and systolic blood pressure causing the study authors to conclude that “clinically significant long-term reductions in blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension can be achieved with even moderate weight loss.”

GNLD nutritional supplements promote attaining the whole food nutrient density associated with the DASH eating plan. Our Pro Vitality programme provides important levels of nutrients from whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fish while contributing no significant amount of sodium. additionally, GNLD’s Chelated Cal-Mag provides calcium and magnesium, important DASH minerals. And to boost your potassium intake, each serving of GR2 Control Meal Replacement Protein Shakes provides 680mg (20% of your daily needs) of this important mineral.

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