Eat Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

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Diet plays a big role in controlling hypertension

If left untreated, chronic high blood pressure can have deadly consequences – including heart attack and stroke.

Hypertension can be treated with medications, but you can do your own part to control high blood pressure simply by eating a healthier diet.

Eating for blood pressure regulation

Eating to lower your blood pressure is all about simplicity and balance. Whole, fresh foods that are naturally low in sodium and eaten in moderation at regular intervals will bring your blood pressure readings down, according to Cleveland Clinic dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, LD. “Basically to lower your blood pressure you eat more natural, so foods that aren’t processed in a box, a bag, or a can.”

In addition, eating small, frequent meals will help regulate your metabolism, avoid blood sugar spikes and keep insulin levels low. These metabolic checks also help balance and regulate your blood pressure.

Finally, eating whole foods that are rich in whole grains and fiber helps prevent you from overeating and gaining weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is very important in keeping your blood pressure levels low.

If left untreated, chronic high blood pressure can have deadly consequences – including heart attack and stroke.

Hypertension can be treated with medications, but you can do your own part to control high blood pressure simply by eating a healthier diet.

Eating for blood pressure regulation

Eating to lower your blood pressure is all about simplicity and balance. Whole, fresh foods that are naturally low in sodium and eaten in moderation at regular intervals will bring your blood pressure readings down, according to Cleveland Clinic dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, LD. “Basically to lower your blood pressure you eat more natural, so foods that aren’t processed in a box, a bag, or a can.”

In addition, eating small, frequent meals will help regulate your metabolism, avoid blood sugar spikes and keep insulin levels low. These metabolic checks also help balance and regulate your blood pressure.

Finally, eating whole foods that are rich in whole grains and fiber helps prevent you from overeating and gaining weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is very important in keeping your blood pressure levels low.

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/02/eat-your-way-to-lower-blood-pressure/?

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