High blood pressure? what can she eat?
Topic: High blood pressure? what can she eat?
June 20, 2019 / By Liane Question:
what is a good diet for someone with high blood pressure? My mom has high blood pressure and she's not sure what she can eat. and sometimes she skips a meal. any suggestions?
can you try to list some healthy foods that she can eat...please?
Thank you so much for your answers! =]
Best Answers: High blood pressure? what can she eat?
Julie | 10 days ago
It is great that you're being a supportive daughter cause shce will need a life style change. It will be a lot easier when family is supportive.
Tell her to stay away from saturated fats. Although they don't contribute to high bllod pressure directly they aggravate the risks that high blood pressure entails. Like risk of stroke and heart desease. Saturated fat is found in pork, beef, butter - basically, all animal fat except fish.
Particularly stay away from processed meat like cold cuts. Not only it is loaded with saturated fat (sometimes it's not) but it also contains a lot of salt and preservatives that overload our immune system.
All veggies are good, especially fresh or steamed or baked.
Potassium-rich fruit is great - babanas, apricots.
She schould consult a doctor and start regular exercise. Excercise can help a lot in returning the blood pressure back to normal.
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Originally Answered: high blood pressure help?
The DASH diet is probably what you need. DASH stands for dietary approach to stop hypertension. See below for further details.
Losing 10 lbs a month is a good and safe target. Any faster weight loss is likely to be temporary only and in most cases you regain it all.
Running, jogging, cycling, swimming, dancing, push ups, sit ups, squats, brisk walking and power walking all help for weight loss but dieting helps more.
One of the healthiest weight loss diets is the DASH diet.
The healthy DASH diet can help you lose weight safely and effectively, lower your cholesterol and lower your blood pressure.
It is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy, with whole grains. It is a high fiber, low to moderate fat diet, and is rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
You can see further details in a web search for "dash diet" + "lose weight".
3 years ago, I was diagnosed - hypertension with a reading of 160/100. I used to feel dizzy a lot, my legs had awful cramps, and levels were very low in my potassium, causing my fingers and toes to always cramp together. One day I started to feel really faint while I was driving with my daughter in the back seat and I passed out, hitting 3 cars and ending up in a ditch. That moment,I knew I had to do something because my meds weren't working. I heard about this diet from a friend and thought I'd give it a shot. The results have been remarkable. In just 21 days, I honestly can't remember feeling this good, my blood pressure went from 175/110 to 125/70.
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The foods you eat: fish, vegetables and rice are all good foods to help lower your BP. It's the additives you should watch and the way your food is cooks. Cut way down on salt and additives! Do your own cooking! Chicken, and mutton are all right if cooked right and in small portions. Milk products like Cheese and a no no. Yogurt (Greek style) is good once in a while. Use olive oil to cook with, or butter if Olive oil is unavailable. Butter is better for cooking then margarine or corn oil. Fresh Flax Seed oil is better then butter. Go for walks! Fast walking is one of the best things you can do for your heart. I would need to know much more about where you live and your habits in order to be of more help. BP is not all about the foods you eat, it is also about life style. And above all BE HAPPY! find something you like to do and do it. Clean heart, clean soul, clean body.
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She should talk to her doctor. Tell her not to skip meals, and make sure she is eating healthy and following her doctor's suggestions. Here is a couple of pages to look at:
I know that you have to be careful with your intake of sodium. Don't eat thins like sausage and red meats like that.
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Originally Answered: high blood pressure what to do?
Mine was doing this and then I had a heart attack. Take the higher dose tonight but I would talk to your Dr. about it when you can. In the mean time if you have chest, back, neck, jaw or a numbing pain in the arms of feel like passing out go to the ER.