Lower Your Blood Pressure with the Low-Sodium DASH Diet

This healthy eating plan can lower blood pressure as much as one or two hypertension medications.

There’s no shortage of salt in the American diet. We consume an average of two to three teaspoons of sodium (the primary component in table salt) a day—more, when we indulge in fast foods or processed foods. Sodium causes water retention, which raises blood pressure. The relentless force of chronically high blood pressure exerted on […]
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