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12 Foods to Avoid with High Blood Pressure
« on: October 02, 2019, 03:07:07 PM »
Foods are directly related to our health issues like blood pressure, blood sugar cholesterol and many more. So it’s the basic step we can take to control our health management.
Control of diet is the successful key to manage high blood pressure issue. So knowing your diet well is necessary.
You must avoid some food if you are experiencing high blood pressure.  In the first phase, you can easily normalize your high blood pressure at home by adding regular exercise and blacklisting those foods that contain excess fat salt and sugar. So, let us find those foods.

1. Dairy Products:

Dairy products are delicious and people under any age group like it. Milk, Chocolate, cheese, butter, ice cream, paneer all comes under dairy products, and we somehow consume them daily.
It is a source of nutrition also. But it is dangerous for the individuals who are experiencing high blood pressure as it contains natural sodium that aids to raise blood pressure level.

2. Red Meat:

Red meat includes goat, beef and lamb. The fat and cholesterol content of all these meat is high, therefore, consuming red meat frequently always increase the fat cell and thus raise blood pressure to a high level.

3. Table Salt:

Salt is an inevitable ingredient in kitchen, but too much consumption of salt can create an adverse effect on your health.
So there should be a limit of salt consumption. Those who are highly salt sensitive are at the high-risk zone to get high blood pressure level.
So if you are living with high blood pressure, you have to sacrifice the additional use of table salt.
Consuming excess salt raises the sodium content in bloodstreams and the raise the water balance of the body. Therefore kidneys have to take the extra load to remove excess water.
This results in high blood pressure which puts additional strain on the blood arteries. 
4. Ready to Eat Foods:

Canned noodles, frozen foods, doughnuts all comes under this category which is high in sodium and fat. Let us check the amount of sodium and fat contents in those foods.

5. Refined Flour:

The regular white flour that we use every day to make bread, chapattis and other foods are highly prohibited for those who have high blood pressure. It is called "White Poison".
During the time of processing from wheat, it lost all the good and health friendly nutrients.
Also, refined flour contains high Amount of carbohydrates that increase the body weight, inflammation, and thus it aids to high blood pressure level.

6. Sugar:

Unlike salt, sugar also play a vital role in raising blood pressure level, New research and studies have revealed that eating food with added sugar can increase systolic blood pressure by 6.9mmHg and diastolic pressure by 5.6mmHg in the short term.
Also, the soft drinks that contain fat and added sugar can be responsible for blood pressure hike.

7. Caffeine:

Tea and coffee have caffeine and it also affects the blood pressure level. Intaking coffee use to block the hormones which are necessary to keep blood arteries widen.
Several cups of coffee per day can increase adrenalin hormone level in blood which can also raise the high blood pressure level.

8. Alcohol:

Scientific studies and researches show that alcohol plays a vital role in increasing blood pressure level.
Alcohol contains calories that aid to obesity and fat deposition which is directly related to hypertension.
If you take more than one drink in one sitting, your blood pressure may increase temporarily but repeated excessive drinking affects blood pressure in long-term.

9. Processed Meat:

To increase the shelf life meat is processed. But it is considered an unhealthy food as many chemicals and salts are used in the time of processing.
Sausages, bacon, salami, ham, are some of the processed meat that we bought from market to use in food stuff and at the same time inviting some chronic disease.
High blood pressure is one of them. So deli meats or processed meat contains excess sodium and harmful fat which increase the blood pressure level.

10. Pickle:

We take pickle with food to enhance the taste, but overeating of it could raise blood pressure.
Pickle is made with different fruits and vegetables which are processed with salt and oil to lasts for a long time long.
These salt and excess fats are not at all health friendly, and they help to increase blood pressure level.

11. Margarine:

Margarine is heart friendly and better than butter. Margarine generally made from vegetable oil that contains the good polyunsaturated fat.fat. But not all margarine manufactured in the same way.
Some margarine contains Trans fat which increases the cholesterol level. So those who are at high risk of high blood pressure should avoid this spread.

12. Canned Fish and Seafood:

Seafood are considered healthy food but not for all. The sodium content in meats from sea animals are high,  so there are chances that frequent consumption can increase blood pressure.
Also, the canned fish that are available in supermarkets are highly salted.  The fresh fish is soaked in salt water to improve the shelf life. So it’s wise to avoid them.
Prevention is better than cure as far as health is concerned. Therefore to live a safe life a little sacrifice of spicy food is necessary from your part.
You must make your diet chart or talk to your medical advisor so that you can bring the necessary changes to your lifestyle and daily routine. Eat healthily and stay healthy.

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