Your blood pressure is the force applied by the blood on the arteries by the pumping action of the heart. If the pressure applied by blood exceeds 140/90 mmHg, it can lead to various life-threatening conditions like heart problems, kidney failure, stroke etc. over time. High blood pressure is easily identified by severe headache, dizziness, increased heart rate, vomiting and nausea.
High blood pressure is not curable but is 100% manageable. The diet low in sodium and rich in potassium with little life style changes can help in keeping the blood pressure within the recommended range. Some food choices can make big difference in controlling the blood pressure, here are some of the foods that you should include in your diet to achieve your target results.
Avocados are loaded with potassium, which is the most important mineral in controlling high blood pressure. Other than potassium, avocados are also rich in other minerals, vitamins, and monounsaturated fatty acids, which help remove LDL cholesterol from the body which is very dangerous for health. Avocados are also rich in fiber that helps in cleansing of the body.
Spinach is very good for preventing the risk of hypertension or high blood pressure as it contains folate. It also contains potassium and magnesium, minerals that are needed to regulate blood pressure. Spinach contains peptides, proteins and antioxidants all of which help lower blood pressure.
Skim milk also is a great help for people suffering from high blood pressure. As it contains the right amount of calcium and vitamin D the combination of which help in maintaining the blood pressure. Skim milk also contains potassium, which help flushing out extra sodium from the system and lower blood pressure. Skim milk contains up to 385 mg of potassium. It also will reduce fat and cholesterol that can cause an
increase in blood pressure.
Beans, of any kind you like are a great source of soluble fiber, vitamin and minerals which together act as a source for reducing high blood pressure. Beans also contain potassium and magnesium which help in controlling blood pressure.
Garlic is rich in sculpture and has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce cholesterol and the fat deposits in the arteries. Garlic produces a gas in the stomach which relaxes the arteries and reduces blood pressure.
Banana is a super duper food for people suffering from high blood pressure, as it is rich in potassium and low in sodium which is very helpful for regulation of blood pressure.
Almonds contain mono unsaturated fat which reduce bad cholesterol and have anti-inflammatory affect which helps reduce high blood pressure; almonds also contain potassium mineral which is needed for management of high blood pressure.
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants, such as lycopene and keratinize that help in blood pressure control. Tomatoes also contain potassium and magnesium for the better regulation of high blood pressure.
Chocolates are made up from cocoa powder, which contain cacao, which in turn dilate blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. It is necessary to get a hand on chocolates that contain almost 70% of cocoa powder.
You can manage your blood pressure by making the right food choices and little exercises. Drop any extra weight that you are carrying. Cut down on extra salt and go for healthier food options, avoiding processed foods as they contain large amounts of salts in them. You can keep your blood pressure e in the advised range without medications and going for plain boring foods.
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