Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension)?
Let me help in making your life easier (and more delicious) when learning what you should and should not eat with hypertension.
The diet plan will be:
We’ll add certain Indian herbs in the diet which will naturally help in controlling BP.
Low in salt (no bread, minimal use of sauces and condiments). Salt restrictions seem unnecessary for healthy individuals but are hugely beneficial for those with existing high blood pressure
Rich in nutrients that may influence blood pressure, including potassium and magnesium.
Diet for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)?
High blood pressure has a lot to do with your diet and lifestyle. So besides reducing your sodium intake it’s important you check what you eat. And that’s where we come in. Healthy eating can play an essential role in warding off high blood pressure. But many fear that a blood-pressure-lowering diet involves bland, unseasoned foods and deprivation. That’s far from the truth.
Here’s a list of 10 foods that are easy to find, delicious, nourishing, healthy, can lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Banana- These portable, easy-peel fruits aren’t just sweet and low in sodium; they’re also rich in potassium which helps lower blood pressure. To incorporate more bananas into your diet- add it to your cereal, cake, bread, smoothies and milkshakes.
- Spinach- This green leafy delight is low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with nutrients like potassium, folate, magnesium – key ingredients for lowering and maintaining blood pressure levels.
- Celery- Medicine practitioners have used celery for reducing high blood pressure for ages! Research has shown that eating as few as four celery stalks a day can reduce high blood pressure.
- Oatmeal- Eating a diet high in fiber & whole grains helps your body maintain a healthy blood pressure and oatmeal does just that! It helps reduce both your systolic and diastolic pressure. You can also add it to many baked goods.
- Avocado- Oleic acid in avocados can lower high blood pressure and cholesterol. Avocados also contain potassium and folic acid, which are essential for heart health. It is rich in vitamins A, K, B and E and is filled with fiber.
- Watermelon- It contains an amino acid called L-citrulin which has been shown to lower blood pressure. Watermelon is a food that promotes heart health, with fiber, lycopene, vitamin A and potassium. All of these nutrients have a hypotensive effect.
- Beetle- This crimson root is rich in nitrates, which are thought to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow. According to a study conducted in Australia in 2012, drinking a glass of bait can cause a five-point drop in blood pressure.
- Sunflower Seeds- Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E, folic acid, proteins and fiber. Only a handful of sunflower seeds help out lower blood pressure and help heart health.
- Oranges- This extremely rich fruit of vitamins is another food that you can afford to lower your blood pressure. Take a glass of orange juice or eat whole fruit to load fiber and vitamin C.
- Carrots- A high BP drug can be a carrot! Carrots are rich in potassium and beta-carotene, which have been shown to be effective in lowering high blood pressure.
High blood pressure can be reduced through a healthy diet and a balanced lifestyle before it is too late. Nutritional diet and exercise is the key.