Many people today are suffering from high blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension. In the US alone, there are approximately 70 million adults who are diagnosed with this disease. More people are experiencing hypertension due to poor eating habits and instant food options available in the market. In order to prevent this, it is best to follow a healthy diet plan and do physical activities that can strengthen the heart. Below is a refreshing smoothie recipe that anyone can do to fight high blood pressure.
Ingredients For a Heart Healthy Smoothie
- Low-fat plain yogurt
- Skimmed milk
- Sliced and peeled ripe bananas
- Sliced and peeled kiwi
- Chopped strawberries
- Finely-ground flaxseed
How to Make High Blood Pressure Fighting Smoothies
1. Pour the skimmed milk and yogurt into the blender. You can adjust the amount of milk and yogurt depending on how many servings you wish to make. To ensure that your smoothie is creamy, pour equal parts of milk and yogurt into the blender.
2. Add the fruits and flaxseed into the milk and yogurt then blend until all the ingredients are well mixed.
3. You may also put garden cress to add more fiber into the smoothie, but it will taste just fine even if you don’t have it.
4. You can serve this smoothie as it is or chill it, especially if you’re serving it as refreshment.
Why is this smoothie good for people with hypertension?
This drink is rich in potassium and vitamin C, which are both good for the blood vessels. It also helps people detoxify their bodies and get rid of excess fats, which usually block the veins and triggers heart attacks. With healthy drinks, constant exercise and proper rest, those who have hypertension problems can feel better and prevent themselves from having other health complications such as fatty liver and kidney malfunction.
Is it enough to drink smoothies to prevent high blood pressure?
Drinking healthy smoothies is one way to prevent hypertension. Apart from that, it is vital to refrain from taking products with caffeine and eating foods that are high in cholesterol. Of course, there are other easy health remedies that you can try.
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If you are excited about triathlons and have always wanted to participate, you are strongly encouraged to look into the New Jersey State Triathlon. This special event features one of the fastest and flattest courses available in the entire country. The event will begin with a calm swim over the Mercer Lake, before moving into beautiful Mercer County for a finish and festival celebration, featuring lines of spectators eager to watch the action. You will not be able to find an event like this anywhere else, as it is easily the largest triathlon in the entire State, and among the top twenty five largest in the entire Nation. It has sold out every single year since it has been created.
One of the largest highlights of this event is the fact that so many people will have the chance to join a charity effort. Numerous charities are available for your consideration, and the Team Up incentive will allow you to join a group that can help make a real difference in their causes. Not only are all the groups raising funding for their needs, but they are also inspiring others to help join the action.
Perks For Competing
Participants will be able to enjoy a variety of different perks as well. All interested in joining will be able to enjoy a vanity bib as well. If you have always wanted your own vanity bib, you will be able to get it at the event. You can put your nickname, your cause, or even just your regular name. Registering from now upwards until June 19th will allow you to get a fifty percent credit towards any future CGI Race throughout the next season. There are numerous traditional perks that come with this event, including commemorative shirts, swim caps, and even custom finisher medals.
If you are interested in joining any of the events that are planned for this triathlon, it is highly recommended for you to begin the registration process immediately. The website’s registration page details everything that you will need to do and what the expected fees will be for every planned event that you can join.
To Find More Information And To Register For The New Jersey Triathlon, Follow The Link Below:
There is a lot of joy that rushes over you when you move into your first apartment; though that joy is quickly overcome by anxiety and worry once you start getting moved-in and you realize that your kitchen is nearly completely empty. You think-back to when your were living at home, and all of the appliances and utensils and actual food that was in your parents’ kitchen and realize just how much you took those things for granted. Well, this article is a general and helpful overview of everything that you need to get your kitchen in-order. Relax, and just follow down our list of suggestions for fitting-out your kitchen with the necessities.
First off, you can make it several months or even years on plastic forks and spoons, but the expense is unnecessary — if you have just one set of metal utensils. The tip when buying forks, spoons and knives:
***Buy Sets of Plain/Cheap Forks, Spoons and Knives — Always Buy More Forks than Butter Knives and Spoons***
Here are some of the other kitchen essentials that are not exactly extremely-needed, but will make your life much easier:
- 1 Pair of Long Tongs
- 1 Potato Peeler (Many uses)
- 1 Overly Large Bowl (You never realize you need a big bowl until you really need a big bowl)
- 1 Large Kitchen Knife and One serrated knife (A large, straight-edged knife and a knife with teeth with basically cover all of your slicing and dicing needs)
- 1 Large Soup Pot (Covers the Big Stuff)
- 1 2-Quart Saucepan (Medium sized meals, veggies and sides)
- 1 Medium Saucepan (Shallow dishes, sauteing, frying, etc.)
- 1 Medium casserole dish (for baking)
- 1 Medium Cookie Sheet (Baking)
- 1 Thermometer (You will be much less afraid to cook meats and proteins if you are 100% sure of when they are fully cooked-through)
Kitchen Appliances of Your First Apartment
Let’s face it, your first apartment is not likely to be a luxury penthouse, it is more likely to be plain, affordable, and a bit lacking. Your home appliances especially will likely be outdated and inefficient. The best way to combat this is to just take the extra steps to ensure that you don’t have to rely so much on those inefficient appliances. Don’t have a dishwasher? Invest in a drying rack and stock up on scrubbing pads from the dollar store. If your Stove has burners that don’t heat evenly, or has burners that don’t work, forgo the stove when you can, and buy a large electric skillet. A skillet is actually easier to clean that most older stoves, they heat evenly and efficiently, and you can actually fit more in a skillet and cook multiple items at the same time.
Kitchen Trash and Kitchen Cleaning
Keeping your first apartment kitchen clean can be quite a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be such a chore to simply keep up with the maintenance and kitchen duties; here are some helpful tips on keeping your kitchen of your first apartment clean and maintained:
- Buy 1 Large and 1 Small Trash Can — Having one large can and one smaller one will allow you to put food scraps and things that will spoil quickly in a smaller bag, to be quickly taken out. This will allow you to not fill up large trash bags so quickly and waste them.
- Have a set of 10-20 Kitchen Towels — They do not need to be expensive or nice, but they just need to sit in the cabinet waiting for that one time when you are getting ready to clean your kitchen and realize you don’t have ant paper towels left — ouch!
- Always Keep a Bottle of Bleach Handy — You never know when you may need to disinfect something. Also, this is the best cleaning aid for counter-tops!
Moving out on your own CAN be difficult, but it just takes a little planning, innovation, and foresight to make sure that your kitchen — though small — does not have to be a constant pain for you.
Race day is fast approaching for the 2014 New Jersey Triathlon! We have been inviting our readers to come join us in this fun racing event all year long, and now we are all ready to take our marks and let the starting gun fire. We hope that many of our readers will have the opportunity to come out and race themselves, or simply watch all three legs of the event along with us!
Just A Friendly Reminder for Race Day:
Triathlon Takes Place:
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ
Triathlon Race Start Time:
7.19.13 7:30 am – Sprint Race
7.20.13 7:30 am – Olympic Race
And visit the Official Site for the New Jersey Triathlon for rules and regulation, parking and accessibility, and answers to all of your questions:
Well, the 2014 Unite Half Marathon & 8K is now over and in the books. It was a great time, a day well spent enjoying our time with other runners and their wonderful families. Thank you to everyone who came out, and start preparing for the 2015 Unite Half Marathon (Dates will be announced when confirmed).
If you would like to see photos, videos from race-day, or find out the racing times and placements, visit the Unite Half Marathon & 8K Facebook page by clicking below:
Women’s health and exercise has been a hot topic as of late… Recent studies have shown that — as a whole — women today are much less active than they were just 20 years ago. This staggering statistic is behind the push to get women more active, and get more exercise — as well as a better diet. Enter: The Perfect 10 Women’s Race:
The Perfect 10 Women’s Race
The Perfect 10 Women’s Race is the perfect way for women to get healthy and get together with other women for a day of exercise and fun. This races includes both the 10 mile run (which can be walked and the pace can be set for yourself), and the 5K race course as well.
Mercer County Park
West Windsor, NJ
8:00 am 10 Miler
8:15 am 5K
And Don’t Forget About Our Mother-Daughter Race:
October 25, 2013
10:00 am 1 Mile Walk/Run
For Information and Registration for this Race, Visit CGI Racing and The Perfect 10 Below:
Juicing is a nutritionally sound practice that helps to detoxify the body. It also gives your own immunity a kick start. Juicing can be a wonderful way to fight off illnesses. Many people are curious about juicing, but few know where to start. This article will provide some tips that can point you in the right direction.
Store your home made juice in a nontransparent, air-tight container with no extra space for air. To prevent extra air from ruining your juice, add filtered water to the top of the container, or use a food saver to remove the extra air. Fresh juice can be stored up to 24 hours.
If you are making juice for health reasons, choose a dark green vegetable for the base of your juice. Use the juice from vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli or Swiss chard, for about fifty to seventy-five percent of your drink to give the boost of nutrition. Fill the rest with your choice of fruits to give it a great taste.
Do some trial and error to find what sort of juice mixes you like. Softer fruits like peaches or strawberries will have a much thicker consistency than harder fruits like apples. Mix them up in different amounts to see what makes the consistency of drink that you like the best. The more you like it, the more you will drink it!
If you are going to store juice that you have made yourself, you need to do this correctly. Choose a container that is airtight, and add a couple of drops of lemon juice to it before putting it into the refrigerator. Label your juice so that you remember what you are drinking, and enjoy!
Juicing is an incredibly healthy practice. It can detoxify the body, provide essential nutrients, and generally kick start your own immune system. As we have stated here, there are many components to juicing that people are curious about. The process doesn’t have to be confusing though, and we hope the tips that were provided can help to get you on your way to juicing success.