Tag Archives: Lake County General Health District

Help your heart by skipping the salt

The Lake County General Health District visited us last week and suggested ways in which people can prevent or control high blood pressure. One of their tips was to eat less salt. While we need salt to live, most people eat … Continue reading

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Learn about high blood pressure at Mentor Library

Let’s start with the bad news. About one in three Americans—an estimated 67 million people—has high blood pressure. You can have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) for years without symptoms. And if it persists it can weaken your … Continue reading

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Health District talks about building healthy meals

You’re probably familiar with USDA’s food pyramid. It had grains on bottom, then fruits and veggies, meat and dairy, and finally a little bit of sugar on top. (If you’re a bit older, you remember the four food groups.) The USDA has updated … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Build a Healthy Meal

The Lake County General Health District visited the Mentor Library last week to explain the differences between various diets and help people pick the best diet for themselves. Here are 10 tips they shared for building healthy meals: 1. Fill half your … Continue reading

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Hold the Salt: 10 Tips for Getting Heart Healthy

The Lake County General Health District visited the Mentor Library last week to offer some tips on how to make your diet heart healthier. Their biggest suggestion: Cut down on the salt. Salt plays a role in high blood pressure. People only need … Continue reading

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