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Heart & Blood Vessels
April 21, 2015

Foods that fight high blood pressure

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (aka DASH) is an eating plan that emphasises foods which are predominantly unprocessed and naturally low in salt, while limiting salt, unhealthy fats and sugar.
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Pregnancy
February 22, 2014

Manage your salt intake during pregnancy

During pregnancy, a certain amount of salt is necessary for the health and development of your growing baby and yourself, and while you should watch how much salt you have in your daily diet, we don’t recommended that you cut it out completely. If you limit your salt intake to 1 teaspoon (5g) a day, and no more, then that’s a safe amount, and it will help reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure and other hypertensive disorders, for example pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy. (more…)
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High Blood Pressure
February 19, 2014

Smaller portions equals less salt

Reducing the amount of food you eat at each meal, even gradually, will help you to lose and maintain a healthy weight. There’s an additional pay-off too though; smaller portions means you also eat less salt. (more…)
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