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Diet for Hypertension

 Diet for Hypertension

Diet for Hypertension

Hypertension or 'High Blood Pressure' as it is more commonly known, is a silent disease wherein there are hardly any noticeable symptoms, but if left undetected and uncontrolled can cause severe damage to other organs in the body.

Hypertension can be kept under control by following simple diet and lifestyle changes. While it is a well-known fact that dietary sodium needs to be restricted in such cases, recent research also shows the importance of including adequate amounts of potassium and calcium in the diet.

A good way to reduce the quantity of sodium in the diet is to reduce the amount of added sodium (in the form of salt), and avoiding foods that are high in salt like pickles, chutneys, ketchups, salted nuts, salted breads and crackers/biscuits, other baked foods, packaged mixes and soups. When cooking, reduce the amount of salt required in the recipe by half and season it with herbs and lemon juice just before serving to make up for the taste. Include plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products in your daily diet.

Bringing down your weight as close to the Ideal Body Weight (IBW) puts less stress on the heart. A daily exercise regimen* can work wonders along with a suitable diet in controlling your hypertension.

(*before starting on an exercise routine, always seek approval from your physician).

Salt substitutes (low-sodium salts) can also be used based on your doctor's approval.

Diet for Hypertension

 
 
Option Early Morning Breakfast Mid Morning Lunch Evening Dinner
breakfast mid morning lunch late noon snackes dinner
1 Watermelon Juice Corn Oats Upma, Grapes Raspberries Brown Rice, More Kozhambu, Katirikka Rasavangi, Lobia and Corn Salad Tea Whole Wheat Phulkas, Channa Dal with Ghia, Aloo Capsicum Sabzi, Cucumber Raita, Banana
2 100% Orange Juice High Energy Poha, Banana Apple Vaal ni Dal no Pulav, Cabbage and Peas Sabzi, Mixed Veg Raita, Pineapple Soy Milk Bajra Kand Rotis, Moong Dal Panki, Tawa Vegetables, Sprouts Salad, Yogurt (Fat Free)
3 Green Tea Soy Dosa, Sambar, Pear Unsalted Nuts Rice Flour Bhakris, Spicy Mint Chicken, Stuffed Brinjals, Fruit Kebabs Green Tea Cold Cucumber Soup, Wheat Pasta with Vegetables, Fruity Channa Salad, Yogurt (Fat Free)
4 Grapefruit Juice Steamed Oat Surprise, Papaya Blackberries Soy Chapathis, Dhingri Matar, Brinjal Bhurta, Chickpea Salad with Peppers and Tomatoes Black and Beautiful Bisi Bele Bhath, Green Salad, Yogurt (Fat Free), Cherries
5 100% Apple Juice All Bran Cereal, Milk (1% Fat milk), Strawberries Dried Apricots Whole Wheat Tortillas, Grilled Chicken, Steamed Vegetables, Fruit and Lettuce Salad (No Salt), Yogurt (Fat Free) Banana Berry Fruit Smoothie Brown Rice & Veg Sautee, Baked Fish, Italian Zucchini, Cucumber Salad, Nectarine
 
 
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Veg Wholesome Meal

One stuffed bitter gourd with cup of spicy cold noodles

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