As some of you know, I'm on a quest to lower my blood pressure. I really don't want to have to take medication. So, by April, I need to bring those numbers down or I will be popping pills, probably for the rest of my life [ugh!] Again, the reason why I am going to lose 20lbs [25lbs...wiggle room]. My doctor stated, if I lose the 20lbs, eat healthy and continue to exercise my pressure will more than likely stablize. I've been researching hypertension (high blood pressure) as of late. Looky what I came across today, " SUGAR - Many people are unaware that the common table sugar or sucrose elevates blood pressure." ~healthcentral.com
THAT'S MY PROBLEM PEOPLE!!!
I am not a salt person, I rarely add salt to my food. It's only a few items that I purchase in the can and they have been low sodium products. I gave up Marie Callander products,when I was a teen after becoming dehydrated twenty plus years ago (this is when I learned to view the sodium amount). However, I have a sweet tooth out of this world and yes, I had no idea that sugar elevates your blood pressure. I will definitely have to confirm this through my doctor. If this is true, I will need the 800 number to Sugar Addict Anonymous. Meanwhile, I will attempt to lower my consumption of sweets. Really, did yall know that sugar elevates your blood pressure? I had no clue.