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Does a Gluten-Free Diet help with High Blood Pressure?
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Does a Gluten-Free Diet help with High Blood Pressure?

I feel like I am at my wits end with trying to feed my family.  Everything in the store is processed.  If I buy from a can, it's pumped with gases.  My salads and prepared carrots are pumped with a gas.  And so many things contain wheat gluten in them it's hard to buy food without researching it.  I need to help my husband with his high blood pressure and  the heartburn he gets, but I am baffled with how I can do this without drastically reworking what we eat.

We have children too so it makes it even more challenging because sometimes everyone eats differently :(
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It is frustrating isn't it? Have you looked into the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). This is a diet developed by researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and is focused on a dietary approach to lowering BP.

Below is a link to the NIH DASH site, take a look and let me know what you think;

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf

Jon
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This was exactly the start that I needed, thank you so much for the post. I can't wait to start reading this!
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