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DASH Eating Plan

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What you eat affects your chances of getting high blood pressure. A healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower a blood pressure that is already too high. In part 3 of our hypertension series for National Nutrition Month, we take a closer look at the DASH eating guidelines and provide helpful suggestions for incorporating DASH into your lifestyle!


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March is National Nutrition Month

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In honor of National Nutrition Month, The FOOD Pantry Serving Waukesha County is bringing you a 3 part series highlighting hypertension. Hypertension affects 1 in every 3 American adults. Of those, 1 in 5 are unaware they have it. Fortunately, you can work to control your blood pressure and lower your risk for serious health problems. The focus of this series will be identifying what hypertension is, discussing the effect it has on our health, and looking at how we can prevent or control hypertension using DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) eating guidelines.


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2019 National Heart Awareness Month

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Did you know February is National Heart Awareness Month? The American Heart Association has designated February as National Heart Awareness Month in an effort to stop Heart Disease from being the “Silent Killer” that it is. Heart Disease is currently the leading cause of death in the US. In fact, 1 in 4 deaths in the US can be traced back to Heart Disease.


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