Eating Right for Healthy Blood Pressure

February 13, 2015 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can be particularly important when it comes to controlling blood pressure. What you choose to eat – and just as important, what you choose not to eat – may allow you to keep your blood pressure within safe limits.

Here’s how to cut back on the amount of sodium you eat:

  • Use herbs and spices instead of salt
  • Don’t add salt to food at the table
  • Buy fresh foods rather than packaged, processed, canned and frozen selections
  • Replace salty ingredients like soy sauce, ketchup and barbeque sauce with low sodium or homemade alternatives
  • Ask restaurants to prepare menu items without MSG (monosodium glutamate)
  • Prepare foods with little or no salt
  • Eat foods rich in potassium, such as leafy green vegetables, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, spinach and dry beans, and fruits such as bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, honeydew, dried plums, and apricots

Source: HealthFitness

Entry filed under: Managing your health, Nutrition.

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