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High Blood Pressure Diet - Foods To Eat And To Avoid To Reduce Hypertension Without Medication!

High blood pressure is a dangerous chronic disease, as it usually does not show clear clinical signs, at least initially. When there are symptoms, they usually include headache, fatigue, flutter and lack of mental focus. The most serious damage caused by hypertension usually occurs in the liver, kidneys and brain.

The heart may show left ventricular hypertrophy, arrhythmia and heart failure. Kidneys can also be burdened by hypertension, but the severity of the problem depends on the type of hypertension (benign or malignant). Complications in the brain occur in approximately 25% of hypertensive patients and typically include cerebral or subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemia-induced thrombosis.

How does diet help you in the treatment of hypertension?

Almost 50% of people with high blood pressure are sensitive to salt, which means that increasing sodium intake greatly increases their blood pressure and puts them at risk for various complications. It has been estimated that an average adult consumes about 10 grams of salt instead of 4 grams recommended by international health organizations. According to estimates, 85% of the salt we eat is contained in the food provided and table salt is only 15% of the salt we eat. Sodium is found in many types of foods. Foods that contain large amounts of sodium are meat, fish, poultry and dairy products. Small amounts of sodium are also found in vegetables and cereals.

In short, these are the foods you should avoid if you have hypertension: artichoke, carrot, celery, cress, spinach, bitumen, carrot, pineapple, canned fruit, canned vegetables, oranges, salted butter, salted beans, ham, salted meat, smoked or canned meat, cheese, ham, baking soda, soy sauce and dairy products.

Instead you can eat fish and fresh meat, olive oil, vinegar, fresh fruits, dried beans, low-fat milk, lean nuts, honey, pasta and rice.

In addition, several epidemiological studies have shown an inverse relationship between blood pressure levels and potassium intake. Evidence suggests that high potassium intake can lead to a significant decrease in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. According to one study, people who consumed less than 2.6 times the potassium were more likely to die from stroke. Potassium can reduce blood pressure by removing sodium from the body through the urine.

Potassium-rich foods include peaches, apricots, pears, kiwi, pumpkin, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, bananas, oranges, avocados, figs, grapes, grapes, sweet potatoes, nuts, raisins, plums, strawberries, watermelons, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, beans and walnuts.


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