Fight high blood pressure with Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating program! Our calorie-controlled, balanced menu and convenient program supplies you with delicious food without needing a personal chef.
Your blood pressure describes the force of your blood against your blood vessel walls. High blood pressure puts a strain on your blood vessels and heart. Being overweight means that more blood is needed to supply your body tissues with oxygen and nutrients. The extra blood volume raises your blood pressure. Weight loss reduces the extra blood volume that you need and lowers your blood pressure. It also reduces the stress on your heart from pumping large volumes of blood.
The best way to lose weight is with a calorie-controlled (portion-controlled) diet, which is what the SSHE program provides. Our menus are sodium restricted, low in fat and include lean sources of protein and plenty of fiber to reduce hunger and increase satiety as you lose weight. Regular physical activity is also recommended to help lower blood pressure and lose weight, according to the American Heart Association.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a risk factor for:
High blood pressure is unfortunately very common in America, one in three adults have it, and another third of adults have pre-hypertension and are at risk for high blood pressure. Although your genes affect your blood pressure, a healthy diet and weight can go a long way in lowering your blood pressure and supporting the effects of blood pressure-lowering medications. The SSHE program can help you eat right to get the nutrients you need to support a healthy blood pressure, as well as lose weight.
SSHE meals are formulated according to scientific research on healthy eating to lose weight and lower blood pressure. In fact, SSHE is similar to the meal plan used in the most famous blood pressure-lowering clinical research trial in the United States, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH Diet. In the study, the DASH Diet lowered blood pressure within weeks for people who had moderately high or high blood pressure. Results from the study showed the DASH diet was as effective as blood pressure-lowering medications in some cases.
The DASH diet is based on fresh, nutrient-dense foods and restricted amounts of sodium, saturated fat, and sweets. Similar to the DASH diet, the SSHE meal plan, is higher in fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and whole grains, and lower in saturated fat, sweets, and red meat than the average American diet. These nutrient profiles lower blood pressure and support heart health.
We offer a wide variety of meals within our 5-week menu rotation, which keeps your diet interesting and varied. We offer more than 100 different meals in each meal plan we offer, all made from high-quality ingredients so that our calorie-controlled, sodium restricted diet is a pleasure to follow. You will also like the fact that our meals are freshly prepared including fresh fruit, vegetables and crisp salads. Our meals are not frozen or freeze-dried, like many other prepared meal options.
What could make lowering your blood pressure easier than having SSHE do your meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking for you? How about meal delivery? With our program, you receive meals twice per week, either from local stores or our National Home Delivery program on a regular schedule that will be established when you order. Even more convenient, our meals are portable, so you can enjoy them at home, work or on the go!
Are you ready to lose weight and get your blood pressure under control with the help of SSHE? Just click on the “Order Now” button!
For more information, or if you have medical-related concerns, please call Paula Heaton, BSN, RN at 817-689-0265.