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Switching from a higher-sodium diet to a lower-sodium diet can modestly reduce blood pressure in people who have normal blood pressure. When the sodium intake is lowered from 4000 to 2000 mg per day, blood pressure falls by 2 to 3 mmHg. [July 16, 2019]

Sodium is an element that is naturally found in many foods. The body requires a small amount of sodium in the diet to control blood pressure and blood volume. However, most people consume many times the amount of sodium needed. A healthy level of sodium in the diet contains fewer than 2.3 grams (2300 milligrams, or about the amount of sodium in one teaspoon) of sodium each day. People with certain medical conditions such as high blood pressure, kidney disease, and heart problems can benefit from a diet that is lower in sodium says Barbara Olendzki.

Reducing sodium intake lowers blood pressure in people with high and borderline high blood pressure. Reducing sodium can also help to prevent the collection of fluid in the lower legs or abdomen. People with chronic kidney disease and heart failure must control sodium intake to prevent volume overload, which increases blood pressure and causes swelling. (See “Patient education: Chronic kidney disease (Beyond the Basics)” and “Patient education: Heart failure (Beyond the Basics)”.)

What are the benefits of a low sodium diet? 20 Health Benefits of a Low Sodium Diet

  • Lower your blood pressure. …
  • Reduce your risk of a heart attack. …
  • Lower your LDL cholesterol. …
  • Prevent congestive heart failure. …
  • Decrease your risk of kidney damage. …
  • Prevent your chance of stroke. …
  • Lessen the chance of a brain aneurysm. …
  • Protect your vision.

What can you eat on a 2 gram sodium diet? What can I eat and drink while on a 2 gram sodium diet?

  • On a 2 gram sodium diet, you may eat enriched white, wheat, rye, and pumpernickel bread, hard rolls, and dinner rolls. …
  • Most fresh, canned, and frozen fruits and vegetables can be eaten. …
  • You may drink milk, but limit it to 16 ounces (two cups) daily.

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What should my daily sodium intake be?

The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day and moving toward an ideal limit of no more than 1,500 mg per day for most adults.

Because the average American eats so much excess sodium, even cutting back by 1,000 milligrams a day can significantly improve blood pressure and heart health.

And remember, more than 70 percent of the sodium Americans eat comes from packaged, prepared and restaurant foods — not the salt shaker.

On average, Americans eat more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium each day — much more than the American Heart Association and other health organizations recommend. Most of us are likely underestimating how much sodium we eat, if we can estimate it at all. One study found that one-third of adults surveyed couldn’t estimate how much sodium they ate, and more than half thought they were eating less than 2,000 mg sodium a day.

Keeping sodium in check is part of following an overall healthy eating pattern. The American Heart Association diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, plant-based protein, lean animal protein and fish. Replace processed meats, refined carbohydrates and sweetened beverages with healthier options. Eating this way should help you limit your sodium as well as harmful fats. 

Insufficient sodium intake … If you have a medical condition or other special dietary needs or restrictions, you should follow the advice of a qualified health care professional. 

From my heart to yours!

How To Bring Your Blood Pressure Down Quickly

Here are some simple recommendations:

  1. Exercise most days of the week. Exercise is the most effective way to lower your blood pressure. …
  2. Consume a low-sodium diet. Too much sodium (or salt) causes blood pressure to rise. …
  3. Limit alcohol intake to no more than 1 to 2 drinks per day. …
  4. Make stress reduction a priority.

Jun 22, 2019
What’s the Fastest Way to Lower My Blood Pressure Safely …

How can I get my blood pressure down right now? Here are 10 lifestyle changes you can make to lower your blood pressure and keep it down.

  1. Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline. …
  2. Exercise regularly. …
  3. Eat a healthy diet. …
  4. Reduce sodium in your diet. …
  5. Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. …
  6. Quit smoking. …
  7. Cut back on caffeine. …
  8. Reduce your stress.

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10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication – Mayo …www.mayoclinic.org › high-blood-pressure › art-20046974
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How fast can I lower my blood pressure in minutes? How To Lower High Blood Pressure In 1 Minute – YouTube

  1. High blood pressure. [00:02]
  2. Walk and exercise regularly. [00:24]
  3. Reduce your sodium intake. [00:55]
  4. Less alcohol. [01:39]
  5. Eat more potassium-rich foods. [02:06]
  6. Cut back on caffeine. [02:28]
  7. Learn to manage stress. [03:00]
  8. Eat dark chocolate or cocoa. [03:25]

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What can I eat to lower my blood pressure immediately? 13 foods that help lower blood pressure

  • Leafy greens. Potassium helps your kidneys get rid of more sodium through your urine. …
  • Berries. Berries, especially blueberries, are rich in natural compounds called flavonoids. …
  • Red beets. …
  • Skim milk and yogurt. …
  • Oatmeal. …
  • Bananas. …
  • Salmon, mackerel, and fish with omega-3s. …
  • Seeds.

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13 Foods That Lower Blood Pressure – Healthlinewww.healthline.com › foods-good-for-high-blood-pressure
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What drink is best for high blood pressure? 3. Beets. Drinking beet juice can reduce blood pressure in the short and long terms. In 2015, researchers reported that drinking red beet juice led to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension who drank 250 milliliters, about 1 cup, of the juice every day for 4 weeks.Jan 2, 2020
Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure – Medical News Todaywww.medicalnewstoday.com › articles
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Can aspirin lower your blood pressure? Low-dose aspirin is known to reduce the risk of heart attack in high-risk patients. It also seems to help lower high blood pressure, but studies looking at this effect yield confusing results. Now there may be an explanation: aspirin only lowers blood pressure when taken at bedtime. May 15, 2002
Take Aspirin at Night for Heart Benefits – WebMDwww.webmd.com › news › take-aspirin-at-night-for-heart…
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What is dangerously high blood pressure? A hypertensive crisis is a severe increase in blood pressure that can lead to a stroke. Extremely high blood pressure — a top number (systolic pressure) of 180 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or higher or a bottom number (diastolic pressure) of 120 mm Hg or higher — can damage blood vessels.
Hypertensive crisis: What are the symptoms? – Mayo Clinicwww.mayoclinic.org › hypertensive-crisis › faq-20058491
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15 Natural Ways To Lower Your Pressure ….

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318716#fifteen-remedies

8 Amazing Benefits Of The Wall Sit (How To Do It Correctly)

Benefits of The Wall Sit

Bodyweight Exercises

Updated: October 27th, 2019

The wall sit exercise is often overlooked as a leg exercise due to its simplicity in nature.

In terms of exercise, we often associate exercises of a more complex and advanced nature with superior effectiveness. We tend to saturate our workouts with a small bunch of ‘Instafamous’ exercises, like loaded squats and deadlifts.

However, amongst all the impressive exercises that exist, the discrete wall sit has quite a few benefits that other more commonly performed leg exercises can’t provide.

What Is the Wall Sit?

For those of you who are not familiar with the wall sit, this is an exercise done over a period of time rather than a specific amount of repetitions. The wall sit requires you to hold yourself in a seated position, (hence the name) for a certain amount of time, normally between 30 to 60 seconds. It predominantly works your glutes, quads, hamstrings …and your pain threshold.

A handy feature of the wall sit is that you require no exercise to perform it – perfect for doing at home! All you need is a wall or any other vertical surface to lean against and you’re good to go!

Here are a few benefits of the wall sit and why you should consider incorporating this exercise in your workout routine.

https://theworkoutdigest.com/wall-sit-benefits/

Is Covid-19 as Deadly as is Claimed?

Jay Bhattacharya: Questioning Conventional Wisdom of the COVID-19 Crisis

Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford Medicine and a core faculty member at Stanford Health Policy. His March 24, 2020, commentary in the Wall Street Journal questions the premise that “coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines.” In the article he suggests that “there’s little evidence to confirm that premise—and projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high.”

In this edition of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, the Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Robinson asks  Bhattacharya to defend that statement and describe to us how he arrived at this conclusion. We get into the details of his research, which used data collected from hotspots around the world and his background as a doctor, a medical researcher, and an economist.

Interesting

The Truth is Out? Virus Pandemic — Not as It Seems

Good evening all. Well, I was told to get this out as soon as possible so here goes.

A friend of mine sent this video to me. I’m unsure if any of you has seen it. It’s a 48+ video of the fear the government/doctors and social media has put out! It will leave you speechless. Maybe pissed and frustrated all at the same time.

I don’t know … you tell me what you think ….

Choose to Care

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' - Martin Luther King, Jr.
This time - alone together - challenges us far exceeding 
Most of us believing we'll make it through 
But what was known is, now, forever adieu 
Yesterday is tomorrow speaking for today
Remedy's favor for future's come what may
Exactly!
Such a time as this is to dismiss whatever is self-centered
Etch in history generosity's splendor
Our afresh awaits our until
Prayers throughout the world MUST be at will
Look at all your neighbors; we are stationed everywhere
Persist the urgency and answer ... "I will choose to care!"

Written by Katherine Matthews