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Breakfasts for Lowering Blood Pressure

Whole grains, low-fat dairy products, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables are all major players in the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), an eating plan developed by the National Institutes of Health and proven to lower blood pressure. We've incorporated them into these healthy breakfasts.

By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

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sweet porridge
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Sweet Porridge

1 cup cooked kasha (buckwheat) mixed with 1/4 cup fat-free milk and topped with 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 2 tablespoons each raisins and chopped walnuts, and a sprinkle of cinnamon

390 calories, 11g fat, 45mg sodium

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