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You Heard It Here First: The "K" Factor Lowers Blood Pressure

…eating according to the "K Factor"—defined as a sodium-to-potassium ratio of at least one to four—can protect against hypertension, crippling strokes, and premature death. But that’s not the only benefit. Eating foods high in potassium and low in sodium can also help prevent kidney disease and heart…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Luscious Layered Salad

…cup low-fat mayonnaise * ½ teaspoon low-sodium seasoned salt or salt substitute * 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced * 4 green onions (with green tops), thinly sliced * 1 large tomato, chopped * 3 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled, or 6 tablespoons soy bacon bits * ¾ cup grated sharp, low-fat cheddar…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…amounts can cause temporary nausea and diarrhea. Note: Although sodium bicarbonate contains quite a bit of sodium, it does not raise blood pressure.The hypertensive effect of salt (sodium chloride) comes from the combination of sodium and chloride. Now it’s your turn: How do you take advantage of…

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Sicilian Chicken Marsala

…small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 pound total) * ¼ teaspoon pepper * ¼ teaspoon salt or salt substitute * ¼ cup whole grain wheat flour * 1 tablespoon olive oil * ½ cup Marsala wine * ½ cup low sodium chicken broth * ½ lemon, juiced or ¼ cup lemon juice * 1 cup sliced mushrooms * 1 tablespoon…

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Four Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

…virtually devoid of sodium and very high in potassium. Consequently, the kidneys tend to get rid of potassium but hang on to sodium. The solution? Eat less salt and more potassium-rich foods, including avocados, bananas, tomatoes, cantaloupe and lima beans. In addition, try drinking Low-Sodium V8 Juice each…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Garbanzo Curry

…spinach and tomato. Add to the pan, along with the salt. Continue cooking over low heat until greens are tender, 5-10 minutes. Enjoy your garbanzo curry! Nutritional information per serving: calories: 185; fat: 5 grams; cholesterol: 0 mg; sodium: 177 mg; carbs: 29 grams; fiber: 5 grams; protein: 9…

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Recipes for Diabetes: Emerald Dip

…Emerald Dip Makes 3 cups 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 cup low-fat sour cream ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped ½ cup green onions, chopped 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced ½ teaspoon salt substitute ¼ teaspoon ground pepper Thaw spinach, drain, and squeeze moisture…

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Mother's Day Recipe: Eggs Florentine

…or low-fat sour cream Salt and pepper to taste Directions On each English muffin half spread ¼ cup spinach. Place one egg on each muffin half and top with 1 tablespoon sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste. Per Serving: Calories 301, Total Fat 7g (Sat 3g, Poly 1g) Cholesterol 377mg, Sodium 380mg…

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Healthy Diet Plan: Making Salads Interesting

…salmon * Low-mercury tuna * Diced baked chicken or roasted turkey * Steamed shrimp Top with one of these: * Olive oil and vinegar * Light salad dressing * Salsa * Easy Vinaigrette: Combine 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, ¼ teaspoon low sodium seasoned salt (makes…

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Fresh, Canned, or Frozen Vegetables and Fruits—What’s Best?

…vegetables is that the preserving process can leach out some nutrients, texture is affected which is off-putting to some, and excess sodium is usually added. You can reduce the salt content a little by thoroughly draining and rinsing canned vegetables with water in a colander or mesh strainer prior to preparing…

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