Health and Wellness : 10 Foods to Avoid if You Have High Blood Pressure

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    10 Foods to Avoid if You Have High Blood Pressure

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here's an alarming statistic: One out of every three, or 77.9 million, adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, according to a report by the American Heart Association -- and, it's only getting worse.

    By 2030, it's projected that 41.4% of U.S. adults will have high blood pressure.

    Why is this so serious?

    Nearly 28% of Americans don't even know they have the disease. It's called the "silent killer" because high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a cardiovascular disease that is very difficult to detect. The symptoms and signs are subtle.

    10. Red Meat


    A big Texas-sized steak with salt for dinner is a no-no.

    A healthy eating plan should have only a small amount, if any, of saturated or trans-fats. Fatty foods are bad for both the heart and blood vessels. An 18 oz. ribeye at LongHorn Steakhouse without any sauce has about 1140 calories, 79 grams of fat and 1,500 mg of sodium. Yikes.

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