Go Figure, Soul Food Tied to High Blood Pressure

Are genetics to blame?

From ABC News

An article by Doctor Khaalisha Ajala on ABC News details how the need for taste in food for many African Americans may be hurting their health.

Dr. Ajala takes a look at Soul Food, which is extremely popular in the African American community, and how it’s laden with fats, salt, and oil that contributes to an unhealthy diet.

Studies done by Duke University on the (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) DASH diet, find that many African Americans struggle with following the guidelines. The researchers believe that contributions to this are the cultural preference for Soul Food.

Read more at ABC News.

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