High Blood Diet
Once a person has been diagnosed with hypertension it is often
suggested to them that they follow a high blood pressure diet to
help bring their blood pressure under control. The first suggestion
on new eating habits will reflect the person¡¦s weight. Any person
who is overweight has a higher risk of hypertension. Therefore any
diet that you are put on could be one to help you shed a few pounds.
On the other hand if weight is not an issue the diet suggested will
be somewhat different.
Certain foods should be eliminated while others should be increased.
Salt is believed to be a culprit in pushing up a person¡¦s blood
pressure. Therefore diminishing the amount one uses is a necessity.
It is recommended that an upper limit of five grams of salt a day be
adhered to. This means finding other things to season your food
with. As well, it is suggested that someone suffering from
hypertension no longer use salt when they are cooking. One way to
help diminish the salt intake is to carefully check the labels on
tinned food products. Choose the ones low on salt or that say they
have no added salt.
A person on a restricted diet due to hypertension should lower their
alcohol intake. They should eat less fatty foods. Fish intake should
be upped. It is best to eat salmon or tuna as long as they are not
tinned, or sardines, herring or mackerel. Those who like to eat meat
should make sure it is lean. That is one reason chicken is good to
eat. Fried foods are not great so use vegetable oils when frying.
Starchy foods are very good for people with hypertension. This
includes pastas, cereals, potatoes and rice. As well, fruits and
vegetables should be eaten in abundance. Add a little exercise to
this and you will see that the high blood pressure diet is designed
to improve a person¡¦s overall health while lowering their
excessively high blood pressure.