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Hypertension. What is the Diet to Lower Blood Pressure?

January 10th, 2013 admin
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People suffering from hypertension ought to know that any kind of starvation is contradicted in this disease. The usual diet for hypertension can be dangerous. So, what is the diet to lower blood pressure?

First of all, you should:

- minimize eating salt (3-5 grams per day);

- use 1-1,2 liters of liquid per day;

- cut down animal fats, replacing them with plant ones;

- fully remove simple carbohydrates (sweets, sugar) from your diet.

NEVER USE:

- offal, such as the liver, brains,

- smoked meat, pickles, and also sharp and spicy dishes;

- fat meat and fish;

- cheeses durum and whole milk products;

- cake with butter cream, egg pastries;

- alcohol;

- strong tea and coffee.

What products lower blood pressure?

1. ALOE VERA

Aloe helps the heart in many ways.

- Chronotropic effect slows down frequency of heart rate – diastolic period becomes longer.
- Dromotropic effect slows the electrical pulses.
- Inotropic effect contributes to the increase of force of cardiac contractions.

Thus, the body is better supplied with fresh blood, the stability of blood pressure is increased.

It is clinically proved that Aloe Vera:

- Lowers the overall levels of cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid, fatty acids.
- Increases the level of «good» cholesterol (HDL) and the ratio of cholesterol HDL/total cholesterol.

Aloe Vera contains the main antioxidants, such as vitamins C, A and E. They prevent from the risk of heart attack and offer a reliable protection from coronary heart disease.

2. BANANAS are a good source of potassium. Eating two bananas a day will neutralize the harmful effects of salt, which greatly increases blood pressure.

3. TOMATOES and tomato paste. One tablespoon of tomato paste contains 250 mg of potassium. Tomatoes should be consumed daily, and tomato paste should be used in different dishes 2-3 times a week. Tomato strengthens blood vessels and the heart, reduces the pressure, relieves headaches.

4. COTTAGE CHEESE AND YOGURT. 4-5 tablespoons of cheese or 1-2 bottles of yogurt a day contribute to normalization of pressure. Dairy products are sources of potassium, magnesium and calcium. They remove excess salt from the body, strengthen the heart and extend the vessels.

5. LEGUMES: peas, beans, lentils. Dishes of beans should be eaten 2-3 times a week. They contain a lot of potassium and magnesium, and fiber, which gives the feeling of rapid saturation and allows you not to overeat and to gain excess weight.

6. NUTS. Eat 300 grams of a nut mixture five times a week. Nuts reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower cholesterol levels. People with excess weight should know that nuts are a high-calorie product.

7. SALMON. Use it 3 times a week. It contributes to reduction of pressure and strengthens blood vessels.

8. CELERY. In order to normalize the pressure, you should eat 7 branches of celery a day. Leaves of this fragrant vegetable contain a large number of elements, preventing narrowing of blood vessels.

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One Response to “Hypertension. What is the Diet to Lower Blood Pressure?”

  1. Monica says:

    I’m hypertensive and I can confirm that most of these products really lower high blood pressure, at least if you consume them on a regular basis.

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