There are many ways of controlling high blood pressure and for preventing it, medical and natural. But going on a diet for high blood pressure in conjunction with exercise is the preferred method.
Dieting is important because unlike medication, there is no risk of side effects.
Medicines are made from synthetic substances and since our bodies are designed to ingest organic substances only, side effects are inevitable.
Dieting gives permanent results while some medicines do not. Dieting also solves other health problems associated with being overweight and obese such as diabetes. Another advantage of dieting to control and prevent high blood pressure is that it is inexpensive, but for the best results, you should combine different approaches.
To prevent or control high blood pressure, you should eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables for their vitamins.
Your diet should be rich in vitamins and so you should eat fresh fruits and veggies of different colors.
Fish is high in protein and other nutrients, it is low in saturated fats and it is high in omega-3 fatty acids, making it the best animal product to control and prevent high blood pressure.
You should drink celery juice since it has several anti-inflammatory agents, flaxseed oil since it is also rich in omega-3, olive oil since it is proven to combat high and low blood pressure and cucumber, which hydrates the arteries.
Ensure that the food you take is cholesterol free.
Develop the habit of checking the packaging for the ingredients when buying food.
Make sure your diet is rich in potassium and only eat whole grains. Other foods that can help with high blood pressure are green tea and honey.
Just as important as knowing the foods you should eat to control high blood pressure or to prevent it, is knowing the foods you should avoid. You should reduce alcohol consumption if you are at risk and you should avoid alcohol altogether if you have high blood pressure.
Equally dangerous is high amounts of sodium, found in large quantities in table salt, because it directly raises the blood pressure and causes damage to the heart.
You should avoid the consumption of saturated fats such as trans-fats since they clog the blood vessels, meaning they not only make your high blood pressure worse, they also cause other cardiovascular ailments.
Caffeine stimulates the gland responsible for the release of adrenaline and cortisol and blocks the effect of the hormone responsible for the widening of blood vessels, thereby leading to high blood pressure.
You should avoid refined sugars as they are converted into fat and these fats clog your heart and your blood vessels.
By being conscious of your diet and eating and drinking the right things you should be able to stabilise and control your high blood pressure.
Going on a diet for high blood pressure can be very effective.