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Diet for hypertension and high blood pressure

My age is 44 years. I am suffering from hypertension since last 6 years. What diet shall I follow to keep good health?
(July 25, 2008)

Hypertension, otherwise known as blood pressure or high blood pressure, is a fairly common complaint condition that affects most people. Blood pressure refers to the force that your body exerts on the walls of your artery, as it flows through your body. When the pressure of the blood is read, you are reading blood pressure. It often does not manifest itself in any symptoms. As a result of this a person can suffer from high blood pressure for several years and never know it.

It is absolutely essential that you have your blood pressure checked at regular intervals.

You should know that if you have excess body fat, then you are more likely to suffer from various health problems. It is due to his undeniable link between obesity and health problems that it is devisable to lose weight. Consumption of excess sodium can cause hypertension. Since table salt contains 40 percentage of sodium, it is advisable to stay away from salt.

Although people who suffer form hypertension cannot be cured, their condition can be improved on through changes in lifestyle and the consumption of tablets. One of the most important changes that you need to carry out in your life is the food that you eat. By reducing sodium and ensuring that you do not put on weight people can and do control their hypertension. Since people suffering form hypertension are advised to lose weight, you should make an attempt to lose weight. You can seek the guidance of some one who knows yoga and practice that everyday. Ensure that you get your sleep and that you eat healthy meals.

If you want to be healthy, you should make overall changes in your eating habits and your lifestyle. Your daily intake of food should contain large quantities of fruits, vegetables and dairy products. However remember to eat only low fat dairy products. You should also cut down on your intake of tea and coffee. Instead you can drink skimmed milk or else have a cup of herbal tea. Eating salads is a good idea but you should take care to ensure that you do not eat salad with lots of dressing. Avoid eating white bread and substitute brown bread for white. Water is the best thing that you can drink but you can also drink diluted fruit juices. However you should take care to ensure that these contain no added sugar.

Submitted by M S on July 25, 2008 at 09:13


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