Health tip: Eat hearty cereal

Updated Apr 22, 2013

To prevent high blood pressure, start each day with a bowl of whole-grain variety cereal. Research presented by the American Heart Association said that cereals made from whole grains could trim up to 20% off your risk of developing hypertension, or high blood pressure.

Try eating whole-grain cereals like Cheerios, shredded wheat and bran, versus cereals like Rice Krispies, Special K and Cornflakes, which are made from refined grains that have fiber- and nutrient-rich elements removed from them.