7-Day Weight-Loss Meal Plan for High Blood Pressure

The National Institutes of Health reports that about half of US individuals have excessive blood pressure. 

Untreated high blood pressure can stress the heart and cause renal disease, damaged blood vessels, heart disease, and stroke.

Because high blood pressure, commonly known as hypertension, has few symptoms, many individuals are unaware they have it.

If you're unsure, see a doctor. Diet, lifestyle, and weight loss for obese persons can lower blood pressure.

This weeklong meal plan limits sodium and incorporates DASH diet concepts to keep your heart healthy. 

The gold standard for heart health and blood pressure reduction is the DASH diet. 

Like the Mediterranean diet, it emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and lean proteins while reducing processed foods, refined grains, and sodium.