Eating Healthy on a Budget: My Blue Apron Review

Blue Apron’s Mission Statement

“Our food system—the way in which food is grown and distributed—is complicated, and
 making good choices for your family can be difficult. We are changing that: By partnering with farmers to raise the highest-quality ingredients, by creating a distribution system that delivers ingredients at a better value and by investing in the things that matter most—our environment and our communities. This will be a decades-long effort, but with each Blue Apron home chef, together we can build a better food system.”

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The DASH Diet Didn’t Work

The Dreaded DASH diet

 

When I was first diagnosed at the age of 29 with hypertension (high blood pressure), my doctor prescribed the DASH diet (and lisinopril once a day).

I started working hard on controlling my blood pressure through diet changes and increasing my activity.

I first started trying to eliminate as much salt and sodium from my diet as possible. This is the first thing health care professionals, even me (as a cardiac nurse), tell people to do.

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Take Control of Your Finances by Taking Control of Your Health

High Blood Pressure

 

I am 30 years old and I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) at the age of 29.

 

I was beyond shocked shock when I was diagnosed. I thought I was too young to develop a chronic medical condition.

 

I thought I was healthy. I thought I was eating healthy. I thought I was active and physically fit. I have never been overweight – my BMI is 21.

 

Yet, I still developed hypertension.

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I am a Millennial, and I have High Blood Pressure

I have High Blood Pressure

I am 30 years old. and I was diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) at the age of 29.

To say I was in shock when I was diagnosed would be an understatement.

I thought I was healthy overall. Eating healthy, staying active and fit.

I have never been overweight – my BMI is 21. I am active on my days off: I do yoga, Irish-step dancing (don’t argue with me, this is a sport) and go hiking in the mountains. Continue reading “I am a Millennial, and I have High Blood Pressure”