HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SYMPTOMS CAUSES DIET & TREATMENT

Dr.Armughan Riaz
M.B.B.S, Dip Card
Consultant Cardiologist

 

Food Diet Mineral For High Blood Pressure Hypertension

Always take proper food and diet to control your high blood pressure and hypertension

 

Food Diet Mineral For High Blood Pressure Hypertension

So far, research has shown that potassium does lower blood pressure. Studies have not indicated that calcium and magnesium supplements prevent high blood pressure. Here's the latest:

 

Potassium helps to prevent and control blood pressure. Be sure to get enough potassium in the foods you eat. Some good sources are various fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, and fish.
 

Foods High in Potassium

Food Serving Size Potassium (mg)
Apricots, dried 10 halves 407
Avocados, raw 1 ounce 180
Bananas, raw 1 cup 594
Beets, cooked 1 cup 519
Brussel sprouts, cooked 1 cup 504
Cantaloupe 1 cup 494
Dates, dry 5 dates 271
Figs, dry 2 figs 271
Kiwi fruit, raw 1 medium 252
Lima beans 1 cup 955
Melons, honeydew 1 cup 461
Milk, fat free or skim 1 cup 407
Nectarines 1 nectarine 288
Orange juice 1 cup 496
Oranges 1 orange 237
Pears (fresh) 1 pear 208
Peanuts dry roasted,
without salt
1 ounce 187
Potatoes, baked,
  flesh and skin
1 potato 1081
Prune juice 1 cup 707
Prunes, dried 1 cup 828
Raisins 1 cup 1089
Spinach, cooked 1 cup 839
Tomato products,
  canned, sauce
1 cup 909
Winter squash 1 cup 896
Yogurt plain, skim milk 8 ounces 579

Values were obtained from the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard References, Release 15 for Potassium, K (mg) content of selected foods per common measure.

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/SR15/wtrank/wt_rank.html

 




 

Calcium and Magnesium. These nutrients have not been consistently shown to prevent high blood pressure, but are important nutrients for overall good health.

Good sources of calcium are diary foods such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. Be sure to choose skim or lowfat varieties. Lowfat and nonfat dairy products have more calcium than the high fat versions.
 

Foods High in Calcium

Food Serving Size Calcium (mg)
Broccoli, raw 1 cup 42
Cheese, cheddar 1 oz 204
Milk, fat free or skim 1 cup 301
Perch 3 oz 116
Salmon 3 oz 181
Sardine 3 oz 325
Spinach, cooked 1 cup 245
Turnip greens, cooked 1 cup 197
Tofu, soft 1 piece 133
Yogurt plain, skim milk 8 oz container 452

Values were obtained from the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard References, Release 15 for Calcium, Ca (mg) content of selected foods per common measure.

http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/SR15/wtrank/wt_rank.html




 

You should get enough magnesium if you follow a healthy diet. Magnesium is found in whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, and dry peas and beans
 

Foods High in Magnesium

Food Serving Size Magnesium (mg)
Beans, black 1 cup 120
Broccoli, raw 1 cup 22
Halibut one-half fillet 170
Nuts, peanuts 1 oz 64
Okra, frozen 1 cup 94
Oysters 3 oz 49
Plantain, raw 1 medium 66
Rockfish 1 fillet 51
Scallop 6 large 55
Seeds, pumpkin and squash 1 oz (142 seeds) 151
Soy milk 1 cup 47
Spinach, cooked 1 cup 157
Tofu one-quarter block 37
Whole grain cereal, ready-to-eat three-quarter cup 24
Whole grain cereal, cooked 1 cup 56
Whole wheat bread 1 slice 24

Values were obtained from the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard References, Release 15 for Magnesium, Mg (mg) content of selected foods per common measure.

What Food Labels Mean With Regard To Sodium

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed these definitions that appear on food packages to assist consumers watching their sodium intake:

  • "low sodium" means the food has 140 milligrams or less of sodium per serving
  • "very low sodium" means the food has 35 milligrams or less of sodium per serving
  • "salt-free" means the food has 5 milligrams or less of sodium per serving
  • "light in sodium" means the food has at least 50% less sodium than the original version of the food
  • "reduced sodium" means the food has at least 25% less sodium than the original version of the product
Sample Menu
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
  • orange juice - 1/2 cup
  • oatmeal - 1 cup
  • skim milk -1 cup
  • whole-wheat toast - 2 slices
  • low sodium margarine - 1 tsp
  • sugar - 1 tsp
  • banana - 1 med
  • spaghetti with low sodium marinara sauce - 1 1/2 cups
  • green salad - 1 cup
  • low sodium dressing - 2 Tbsp
  • Italian bread - 1 slice
  • low sodium margarine - 1 tsp
  • apple - 1 med
  • grape juice - 1 cup
  • grilled chicken breast- 3 oz
  • grilled zucchini - 1/2 cup
  • pasta salad made with low sodium dressing 1/2 cup
  • whole wheat roll - 1
  • low sodium margarine - 1 tsp
  • peach cobbler - 1/2 cup
  • skim milk - 1/2 cup
  • cranberry juice - 1/2 cup
This Sample Diet Provides the Following

Calories

1914

Fat

32 gm

Protein

76 gm

Sodium

1027 mg

Carbohydrates

341 gm

Potassium

3755 mg
Food Groups

Group

Recommend

Avoid

Milk & milk products*

milk, low-sodium cheeses, yogurt

regular cheeses,
regular cottage cheese

*note: choose low-fat varieties of milk, yogurt, and cheese

Vegetables

fresh, vegetables, frozen vegetables without sauce, low-sodium tomato juice, low-sodium vegetable juices, low-sodium canned vegetables

canned vegetables, frozen vegetables in sauce

Fruits

fresh, frozen and canned fruits and fruit juices

none

Breads & Grains

whole grain or enriched breads, low-sodium pretzels, breadsticks, low-sodium popcorn, crackers

potato chips,
corn chips,
tortilla chips,
pastries

Food Groups

Group

Recommend

Avoid

Meat & Meat Substitutes

fresh or frozen lean meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, unsalted lean pork, water-packed tuna, canned salmon without added salt, unsalted nuts and seeds, low-sodium peanut butter, dried peas, beans, lentils

cured meats, processed meats, cold cuts, smoked meats, hot dogs, sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon

Miscellaneous

low-sodium broth, pepper, spices, vinegar, lemon juice, low-sodium ketchup, low-sodium mustard, low-sodium pickles, hot pepper sauce, garlic and onion powders, low-sodium salsa

garlic salt,
onion salt,
regular ketchup and
mustard,
pickles

 


This material does not cover all information and is not intended as a subsitute for professional care. Please consult with your physician on any matters regarding your health.

 

 



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