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High Blood Pressure Diet!


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High Blood Pressure Diet!

  1. 1. ==== ====For more info High Blood Pressure Diets, Check here. ====4 Tips for High Blood Pressure DietWhen you discover that you have hypertension or pre-hypertension, the first thing doctors do, theyprescribe medication. However, the right diet can dramatically reduce your blood pressure as well,sometimes so much that you will not need any drugs. Find out what a high blood pressure diet isand how you can easily incorporate it into your lifestyle.An ideal diet for high blood pressure will be: Low in sodium (salt) Low in saturated fats and cholesterol High in antioxidants and vitamins High in potassium and magnesiumIn other words, a diet generally associated with healthy living and a high blood pressure diet has alot in common. Dont get me wrong, it doesnt mean at all that all you will have to eat from now onis steamed broccoli. For example, the best thing for high blood pressure diet is to go for a bakedpotato rather than French fries or a chicken sandwich not a hamburger. The most important thingis to limit foods that lead to increasing blood pressure.Tip 1: Eat more home cooked mealsThe easiest way to maintain a diet that will help with high blood pressure control is to preparemeals yourself from fresh products rather than eat prepackaged food. Almost all precooked mealsare high in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol, while low in other important nutrients. Homecooking takes more time of course, but there are plenty of healthy and incredibly tasty recopiesthat take only 15-20 minutes to cook.The recommended sodium intake for people with hypertension is less than 3000 mg a day, and anaverage American consumes 7000 to 9000 mg... A good way to cut down on salt is to stay awayfrom packaged condiments. Would you believe that just one serving of ordinary tomato sauceusually contains about 250 mg of sodium? That will be additional 250 mg, to a meal that alreadycontains salt. The same can be said about most salad dressings. Using a spoon of olive oil insteadof bottled salad dressing on your salad will make a great difference.Tip 2: Select foods high in potassium and magnesiumNow when you know what foods to avoid, lets talk about what foods are beneficial. Most fruits and
  2. 2. vegetables are good because they are low in fat, cholesterol and sodium (that is unless you addsalt to them, of course). But the most beneficial veggies and fruits are the ones that are high inmagnesium and potassium. Both minerals have been proved to reduce blood pressure.Best foods for potassium are: Apricots Sultanas and Raisins All Bran Figs Dried mixed fruit Most Seeds and nuts average (unsalted) Potatoes Tomatoes Avocados BananasFor magnesium look at: Black Beans Broccoli Peanuts Oysters Scallops Soy milk Spinach Whole grain cereal Whole wheat breadTip 3: Consult a physician for best high blood pressure dietEverybody should follow general food recommendations to lower you blood pressure. However,there might be specific foods that you in particular should avoid or add to your diet. The reason isthat as most people, you may have not only high blood pressure, but other health problems andyour diet should address them all.Also if you are overweight, that can greatly affect your blood pressure. The first thing you doctorwill suggest is to choose a diet that will help you lose weight. While if your weight is normal, yourdiet will be different.Tip 4: Choose diet to prevent high blood pressureAs they say, to prevent is always better than to cure, so even if you dont have any problems withblood pressure, it is a good idea to follow high blood pressure diet. Many studies have shown thathypertension is hereditary, so you should be particularly careful if your parents suffer from highblood pressure.Tanya Turner is a publisher of High Blood Pressure 101 where you can find information in plain
  3. 3. English about high blood pressure diets and other ways to prevent and control hypertensionArticle Source: ====For more info High Blood Pressure Diets, Check here. ====