Blood Pressure Diet

Diet Is One of the Most Effective Remedy for High Blood Pressure

My grandpa is a 'cool dude', because even at the age of 70, he is able to  maintain a normal blood pressure, whereas my dad has high blood pressure. Grandpa knows various remedies for treating high blood pressure and follows them properly. However, my dad does not.

There are a number of remedies and solutions for treating high blood pressure. The important thing is to read about, understand and follow these remedies.

Examples of these remedies are as follows.

One of the most important solutions is to make changes in your diet and lifestyle. The simplest change is to change what you eat. Eating a healthy diet will ensure that your body’s health will improve and its immune system will function better.

Fruits: Fruits are full of healthy fiber, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients. If you feel like a snack, reach for a banana or an apple instead of a slice of cake. The whole fruit is much better than the juice of a fruit as fruit juice contains a high amount of sugar and is low on the glycemic index.

Vegetables: Reduce the amount of dairy-based foods as these have a lot of dietary cholesterol. Switch to dishes based on vegetables or modify your existing dishes to include vegetables. There are so many delicious dishes that can be prepared from vegetables that you will relish the taste and flavor of the foods.

Meat, chicken and fish: Try to eliminate meat from your diet. If at all you must have meat, eat it in moderate quantities and make sure it is lean. Do not eat chicken with the skin. Increase the amount of fish that you eat as it helps to reduce cholesterol, thereby improving your blood pressure.

Reduce the amount of sodium in your diet.

Kick the habit if you have not dome so already. Cigarette smoking increases the blood pressure and has other very nasty consequences. Limit your alcohol intake and exercise moderately for four-five days a week.

You should workout everyday for at least thirty minutes. A brisk walk is very helpful as this helps you to perspire and reduce the volume of water in your body. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Find reasons to become and remain physically active.