• It is National Blood Pressure Month!

    Posted on May 18, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    Sponsored by the CDC, National High Blood Pressure Education Month raises awareness about the impact high blood pressure can have on health. Robin’s Nest offers many menu items to assist our patrons to control their blood pressure.

    A normal blood pressure has a systolic (upper number) of less than 120 and a diastolic (lower number) of less than 80. If the numbers go up, there are five categories with hypertensive crisis, systolic higher than 180 and/ or diastolic higher than 120 as most dangerous stage, when a doctor must be consulted immediately.

    Why is high blood pressure dangerous?

    Pressure of blood against your artery walls can cause blood vessel damage that leads to heart diseasekidney diseasestroke, and other problems.

    Contributing factors are age, family history, gender, and race. But there are also factors you can control, such as exercise and diet. A diet that can help control blood pressure is rich in potassiummagnesium, and fiber and lower in sodium.

    Robin’s Nest emphasizes a healthy, nutritious and delicious diet. Some of our choices of the catering menu or our daily menu to lower your blood pressure are:

    • Roast Fingerlings topped with Sour Cream and Caviars sided with Parsley.
    • Incorporating flavorful herbs and spices into your daily diet can also help you cut back on your salt intake.
    • Fruits and Honey Greek Yogurt Citrus dunk
    • Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and is low in fat. The lower the sugar quantity per serving, the better. The risk of high blood pressure can be reduced by 20 percent with daily yogurt consumption.
    • The Perfect Garden – a delightful mix of petite greens garnished with red cabbage, cucumber, radish, sweet onion, and tomato. Choice of dressing and cracker.
    • Leafy greens, which are high in potassium help your kidneys get rid of more sodium through your urine. This in turn lowers your blood pressure.

    Your health is important. It is the basis of a happy and fulfilled life. Oftentimes, when it gets hectic, we forget ourselves. Self- care should be our #1 priority. We only have one body and one life treat you good.

    Thank an EMS, nurse or doctor on National Emergency Services Week, Monday, May 21 through Friday May 25th and that all our friends and relatives on EMS teams and medical staffs will receive Buy 1 Get 1 50% at Robin’s Nest during that week when showing their ID.

    Without them some of us wouldn’t be here.

    AND furthermore…Donate two books on Healthy Living for the Book Exchange this month and receive a $2.50 coupon off a menu item or special (beverages not included). Check out the books on the fireplace mantel!