High Blood Pressure and High Cholesterol

It is important to follow a healthy nutrition plan.  Improving healthy eating habits may help lower cholesterol and maintain normal blood pressure.

  • Eat no more than 2,400 milligrams of sodium per day (about one teaspoon of salt).
  • Limit high saturated fats and eliminate trans fats.
  • Eat fat-free or low-fat dairy products, fish, poultry and lean meats.
  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables and include sources of high fiber and whole grains.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages to no more than one drink per day if you are a woman and no more than two drinks if you are a man.

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