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We all need to appreciate and grow our lives with healthy habits, and last as long as we can. We can grow and share our knowledge with our children... & their children. Grow with valued friends and continue to follow our interest's (to avoid Alzheimers). The bottom line is to take care of your body... it's your permanent place to live.

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Summer time is here...
Remember to drink plenty of water

Benefits of drinking water

  • Water is essential to your body's temperature regulation, keeping it cool through persipiration
  • Water is a major component of blood which carries nutrients and oxygetn to and from cells.
  • Water provides a moist environment for all body tissues.
  • Water cushions joints and protexts tissues and organs.
  • Water helps maintain a helalthy weight.
Hints for increasing water consumption
  • Add lemon or lime to water to enhance flavor
  • Eat foods with higher water content like: cucumber, watermelon, lettuce, celery, grapes, oranges or tomatoes
  • Keep a water bottle handy
  • Mix, ice and fruit in a blender to create a smoothie.
  • Try decaffenated tea or coffee
  • Limit soda and juice, they have more sugar than water.

Tomato Juice may help lower your blood pressure
Read more at Healthline

How to achieve good blood pressure?

  • Reduce salt intake - no more than 1,500 milligrams a day (about 1/2 teaspoon
  • Avoid high cholesterol foods, such as burgers, cheese and ice cream
  • Eat 4-5 cups of fruits and vegtabless every day
  • Get at least 30 minutes of activity every day
  • Quit Smoking
  • Limit Alcohol intake
  • Limit Caffeine intake

13 Foods that are good for High Blood Pressure

  • Leafy Greens
  • Berries
  • Red Beets
  • Yogurt & Skim Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Bananas
  • Salmon, Mackerrel and Fish with Omega-3's
  • Seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Pomegranates
Signs that you may have high blood pressure
  • Flushing Spells
  • Rapid Pulse
  • Intolerance to Heat
  • Low Potassium levels
  • Loud humming in abdomen (bruit)
  • Family history of Kidney disease

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