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Eat Cereal for Breakfast
If your favorite breakfast comes in a box, your morning meal could help lower your blood pressure. (Free Download: Belly-warming oatmeal recipes). Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center tracked the eating habits of 13,368 male doctors for more than 16 years and found that those who ate cereal, especially whole-grain varieties, 7 days a week reduced their risk of high blood pressure by 25% compared with those who never ate it. Stuck on eggs in the a.m.? Munch on cereal as a preworkout snack. Eating just a bowl a week reduces risk by 8%. (Video: Control cereal portions by keeping measuring cups where you can see ‘em. Get more healthy kitchen organization tips here.)
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