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Hypertension Self Management: Dietary

How Can I Make My Lifestyle Healthier?

This document from the American Heart Association discusses various lifestyle changes a patient can make including dietary changes and salt reduction.

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Why Should I Limit Sodium?

This document from the American Heart Association discusses how sodium affects blood pressure, suggested limits, sources of sodium and tips to eating out and reducing sodium.

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How Do I Follow a Healthy Diet?

This document from the American Heart Association discusses more in depth the dash diet (vegetables, fruits, grains, lean meats, low fat dairy).

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How Do I Understand the “Nutrition Facts” Label

This document from the American Heart Association describes how to read a food label.

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Healthy Eating for An Active Lifestyle

This document from choosemyplate.gov describes ten healthy tips for a healthy lifestyle for men and women

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Sodium: The Facts

This document from the CDC explains how salt affects blood pressure and other facts about sodium intake including daily recommendation.

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Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH

This six page document from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute describes the DASH diet in detail including a DASH eating plan.

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