Let’s talk heartbreak.
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Salt had been breaking hearts for years. If you need proof explore your family tree and count the people that have high blood pressure, heart disease and other related conditions. High blood pressure may run in your family but you have the power to break the cycle. 34% of people that are physically fit and eat clean are less likely to develop high blood pressure regardless of their family history.
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Kontrol Tip: Take Kontrol of your blood pressure by staying active. Walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, and dancing can help lower blood pressure.
People often turn to “healthy” frozen meals and soups when they are trying to change their eating habits. Kudos for your effort but you would be surprised to find out that frozen meals and soups are high in sodium and that the “low sodium” label is there for decoration. Check the nutrition facts! If the sodium is over 350mg it’s a no go. High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it’s usually symptomless. You may experience facial flushing, headaches, or dizziness as a warning if you are lucky. Know your blood pressure numbers and make the necessary changes.
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A diet with food naturally low in sodium and rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium may help control blood pressure.
- Leafy greens
- Sweet potatoes
- Dark chocolate
- Olive oil
- Bell peppers
Kontrol To-Go: Drink away your heartbreak with a healthy smoothie!
- 1 cup of frozen blueberries and raspberries mixed
- 5-6 whole strawberries
- About 30 leaves of peppermint
- 1 cup of kefir
- 1 tablespoon of honey or to desired taste
- A pinch of cinnamon powder
- ½ cup of coconut water