Happy Heart

Happy Heart

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The Happy Heart campaign is a countywide effort to promote heart health. Eating more fresh foods high in fiber, protein, calcium, potassium, and magnesium and lower in salt, sugar, and unhealthy fats can help prevent high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Most of the excess salt in our diets comes from packaged, processed, store-bought, and restaurant foods.

SHOW LOVE TO YOURSELF AND OUR ALAMEDA COUNTY COMMUNITIES

Know your blood pressure numbers – aim for <120/80
Eat more whole foods
Eat less processed foods

Celebrate a Happy Heart and take action with these resources:

Find a FREE blood pressure (BP) test site near you

  • Samuel Merritt Hypertension Sunday: Flyer
  • Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, and other cities: Flyer

Attend a free hypertension class

Alameda County Nutrition Services - Hypertension class

Sutter Health - No Pressure! The Basics of Managing Your Blood Pressure At Home class

Try low-sodium, heart healthy recipes from diverse cultures and ethnicities

Eat Fresh.org Low-Sodium Recipes

NIH-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Recipes

Share Happy Heart flyers with family, friends, and community

Learn more about heart health with these Happy Heart education resources

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Visit Instagram and Facebook for reels and recipes @alamedacountynutrition
Reshare @Dare2bwell, too!

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Herb Seasoning Mix

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Printable Blood Pressure Logs

English/Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese

For More Information Contact: Nori Grossman

Content Sources:
1) https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/factsheets/nutrition.htm
2) https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/sites/default/files/publications/WhyDASHWorks_UpdateNov20.pdf


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