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Sugar vs. Salt: What’s worse for Blood Pressure?

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For a long time, salt has been called the number one enemy to heart health. Recent findings blame another ingredient — processed sugars.

Key takeaways:

  • Sugar may be a major culprit causing high blood pressure.
  • Natural sugars such as those found in vegetables and fruits are healthy and should not cause alarm.
  • Processed sugars such as high fructose corn syrup are major culprits for heart disease. If 25 percent of your sugar comes from processed sugar, you have a three times greater risk of high blood pressure.

Stay away processed foods and eat a healthy heart diet, according to Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, medical editor WebMB.

Read the full story here

http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/video/sugar-vs-salt-whats-worse-for-blood-pressure

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