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15 10, 2019

Do You Have to Avoid Salt to Lower Blood Pressure?

By |2019-10-18T13:12:04-04:00October 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you have high blood pressure (also called hypertension), your doctor should have suggested that you modify your diet. Physicians use an algorithm to decide what your cardiovascular risk is that evaluates several factors. Your body weight, blood cholesterol and lipid levels, family history, gender, age, whether or [...]

23 09, 2019

Choosing Fruits and Vegetables

By |2019-09-24T12:42:39-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Family, Food Facts, Wellness|3 Comments

September is National Fruit and Veggie Month - a time celebrate all things fruits and vegetables and encourage consumers to eat more of them every day. Are you avoiding some fruits and vegetables based on how they were farmed? Do you know the difference between conventional and organic [...]

6 09, 2019

DASH-Approved High Protein Fruit Smoothie

By |2019-09-06T12:43:21-04:00September 6th, 2019|DASH Diet/Wellness, Easy Cooking, Food Facts, Healthy Aging, Uncategorized, Wellness|0 Comments

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) includes adding 2-3 servings of dairy daily. Dairy products are great sources of potassium, calcium, and protein. Smoothies are an excellent way to add more dairy, fruits, and vegetables to your diet. They also provide a nice addition of protein. You may [...]