Herbal Supplements
  Home Health Ebooks Products Health A-Z Home Remedies Beauty For Men For Women
Bestselling Products
Anti Aging Pills
Female Libido Enhancer
Male Enhancement Pills
Join our Newsletter for FREE Health Tips!
Enter your email address:

Main Sections
Bowel Care
Child Care
Dental Care
Eye Care
Hair Care
Men Health
Natural Skin Care
Dog Care
Senior Health
Women Health
Health Guides
Acidity, Heartburn
Acne, Pimples
Back Pain
Cough, Cold
Headache, Migraine
High Blood Pressure
Menstrual Problems
Teeth Problems
Weight Loss

Diet for High Blood Pressure, Hypertension

Diet is the very first thing that hypertensive patients need to change. A right diet can dramatically reduce blood pressure. The patient should eat more foods that can help reduce cholesterol in blood and eat fewer foods that could pile them up. The arteries and blood vessels get clogged because of too much cholesterol or fat present in it. The patient has to get rid of cholesterol to make blood move faster and make blood pressure normal.

Diet for high blood pressure (hypertension) should be low in sodium (salt), saturated fats and cholesterol, and high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, potassium and magnesium. The hypertensive patients should be given meals prepared at home from fresh products rather than prepackaged foods. Almost all prepackaged and precooked meals are high in sodium, saturated fat and cholesterol, while low in other important nutrients.

A high blood pressure diet must include vegetables, legumes, kidney beans, split peas and lentils. They are rich sources of fiber, which can dissolve cholesterol in the blood. They have high vitamins and minerals content.

The patient with hypertension should be given up to three servings of fish a week. Fishes that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, mullet, mackerel, tuna, sardines, herring and trout are good for heart. If the patient does not like fish, give him a supplement of fish oil. When choosing meat, the patient should prefer lean meats and poultry. These are always a healthier choice.

The patients should take fruits and vegetables that are high in magnesium and potassium. Both minerals have been proved to reduce blood pressure. Foods rich in potassium are apricots, sultanas, raisins, figs, all bran, dried fruits, seeds and nuts, potatoes, bananas, tomatoes and avocados. Foods high in magnesium are broccoli, black beans, peanuts, oysters, soymilk, spinach, scallops, whole grain cereal and whole wheat bread.

The patient should lower the intake of saturated fat. Saturated fat increases LDL (low-density lipoprotein), and this builds up in the arteries and is known as atherosclerosis. When the arteries harden with the mineral calcium, it creates plaque, which diminishes the blood flow causing more blood pressure. In some cases, the plaque can even break off and block a blood vessel, which causes a stroke or a heart attack.

The patient should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Of all types of alcoholic beverages, he should keep clear of beers the most. Beers can drastically raise blood pressure to the extent that the walls of the blood vessels get damaged.

 Read Related Articles
Hypertension Causes, Symptoms, Natural Treatment
Diet for High Blood Pressure, Hypertension
Home Remedies for Hypertension, Symptoms
Home Remedies for Heart Disease and Diet Care
View Cart
Men Health
Anti Aging
Curvature Treatment
Enlargement Pills
Erectile Dysfunction
General Weakness
HGH Releaser
Libido Enhancer
Male Enhancement
Male Infertility
Male Stimulant
Massage Oil
Multi Vitamins
Nightfall, Wet Dreams
Nocturnal Emission
Premature Ejaculation
Prostate Problems
Safed Musli
Semen Enhancer
Semen Leakage
Sperm Enhancer
Testosterone Booster
Weakness / Exhaustion
Weak Erection
Women Health
Breast Enlargement
Libido Enhancer
Low Libido / Frigidity
Lubricant Gel
Menopause Relief
Menstrual Problems
Multi Vitamins
Tightening Cream
Tightening Pills
General Health
Acidity / Heartburn
Acne / Pimples
Anti Aging
Arthritis / Joint Pain
Bladder Control
Fat Loss Slimming Pills
Flatulence / Gas
Hair Loss / Dandruff
Hemorrhoids / Piles
High Blood Pressure
Immunity Booster
Joint Pain
Kidney Stone
Liver Support
Loss of Appetite
Low Energy / Fatigue
Memory Support
Pain Relief Oil
Weak Eyesight
  Home Breast Products Pregnancy Weight Loss Natural Remedies Beauty For Men Women A-Z
Bodybuilding Beauty Tips Homemade Remedies Exercises
Articles Natural Cures Blog Advertise with Us Sitemap XML (1, 2 | 3 | 4 | 5)

Copyright © NaturalHealth-Supplements.com All Rights Reserved.

Wholesale Program | Free Consultation | Customer Support | Testimonials | Shipping Policy | Returns Policy | Privacy

Disclaimer: The statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information on this website is only for education purpose. It is not intended to be substitute for informed medical advice or care.