Special Diet for High Blood Pressure
This system is characterized as a low-sodium diet "without the addition of salt" It is believed that the sodium and salt is one thing, but this is not true, but the salt is the main source of sodium in your diet.
Unhealthy diet and physical inactivity contribute to around 30% of preventable morbidity and mortality from noncommunicable diseases, including morbidity and mortality due to hypertension. Hypertension is a condition associated with increased risk for stroke, cardiac failure, renal failure and peripheral vascular disease.
Foods that you should avoid them are:
- potato chips fried or Streptococcus (pretzel).
- Canned beans.
- Canned vegetables.
- meat or smoked fish.
- olives or pickles.
- salted nuts or salted biscuits.
- tomato juice or ketchup.
- meat sauce or soy sauce or hot sauce.
To reduce the amount of sodium in your diet you should:
- Refrain from adding salt and canned vegetables to prepared dishes at home when cooking.
- Refrain from adding salt at the dining table.
- Refrain from processing foods that contain a high percentage of sodium such as salted meat, soy sauce.
- Choose low-fat milk , low-sodium cheese or low-fat as well as low-fat yogurt.
- When you eat in a restaurant, ask to prepare your meal without adding salt.
- Read the label on the food to see which is for substantive food components. This will help you choose foods to determine the amount of sodium you eat.
- Use flavoring of the food without salt such as: onions, garlic, lemon, vinegar, black pepper and parsley because it adds a lot of flavors to food.
- Remember that you are by following the instructions for your doctor , you will help to avoid further health problems in addition to that you will feel better.
Messages to the public:
- Maintain a healthy body weight.
- Limit intake of fats and oils.
- Limit intake of sugars, especially sweetened foods and beverages.
- Limit salt intake.
- Eat cereals, preferably whole grains, as the basis of most meals.
- Eat more vegetables and fruits every day.
- Eat fish at least twice a week.
- Consume milk/dairy products daily (preferably low fat).
- Drink lots of clean water.