Nutrition and blood pressure: The best and worst foods for hypertension

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Valley News - Health
Did you know that nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from hypertension, or high blood pressure, and are taking medication to help combat it? Even though it affects such a large population, only about 24% have their hypertension condition under control. Many assume that medication is the only solution in helping combat high blood pressure; however, there are other common lifestyle factors that can drastically affect blood pressure levels, especially your diet. Dr. Vikki Petersen, certified clinical nutritionist, chiropractor and functional medicine doctor, highlights the importance of knowing how the foods you eat can affect your overall health and contribute to your blood pressure levels. “What you eat, and don’t eat, has a strong influence on your blood pressure. Yo
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