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Self-Care Tips for Preventing and Reducing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a serious health condition that can lead to other serious problems, including heart attack and stroke. All too often, it is also undiagnosed. As a result, health officials estimate that millions of Americans have high blood pressure and don't realize it. Here are some simple yet powerful steps you can do to prevent high blood pressure from developing, and to reduce it if it already has developed.
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Blueberries - a perfect health food: By now we've all heard that free radical damage is one of the primary causes of premature aging, as well as many serious illnesses, including cancer. To prevent and reverse free radical damage, our bodies require nutrients known as antioxidants. There are many such nutrients available at your local health foods store, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, alpha-lipoic acid, etc. But did you know that you can provide your body with a rich supply of antioxidants simply by regularly eating blueberries? It's true. In fact, studies show that blueberries have ten times as many antioxidants as most other fruits and vegetables. Also, unlike most other fruits, blueberries release the natural sugars they contain at a slow rate. This means that they do not cause the insulin spikes associated with eating other fruits.

Yesterday's Health Tip

If you want to minimize your risk of developing heart problems you may be able to do so by adding cayenne pepper to your diet. Research shows that when cayenne pepper is consumed on a daily basis, it helps to strengthen, tone, and stimulate the heart and to improve blood circulation. Cayenne has also been shown to calm heart palpitations. You can easily achieve these benefits by using cayenne as a spice on soups and meals. You can also add a pinch or two to eight ounces of water or juice and drink it as a tonic. For best results, use an organic grade of cayenne and, if you are not used to it, start slowly and increase your dose over time. Read more health tips...
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Simply put, triglycerides are a normally-occurring type of fat in your body. In fact, they are the most common type of body fat and are also present in your blood. Triglycerides are also the most prevalent form of fat found in foods. continued inside...

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