Food habits to reduce Hypertension
Welcome to Health Check with Dr Gabby.
Still on some of the ways we can prevent it, let’s look at #diet.
A good way of achieving your hypertension diet goal is using the #dash diet.
Hypertension Dash diet
DASH simply means Dietary approaches to stop Hypertension
Generally a diet that is low in sodium and high in potassium is beneficial in reducing blood pressure.
Avoid adding extra salt to your food.
Take lots of #fruits and vegetables. When taking dairy foods, make sure the fat level is low.
Eat whole grain e.g.oatmeal and brown rice, fish and nuts.
Reduce red meat, sweets and drinks that contain sugar
Avoid fries and fatty food. Make sure the oil used for cooking your food is #cholesterol free.
Healthy habits for Hypertension
Yesterday we talked about exercising
Brisk walking, jogging or running for about 30 minutes each day for most days in the week is a great way to keep hypertension at bay. If you have doubts about the amount of exercise you can cope with, see a doctor first.
Do you smoke? Now is the time to stop.
Also limit your alcohol intake.
Most importantly, regular medical check up is vital to prevent onset of hypertension.
Join me tomorrow as we discuss treatment options for hypertension.
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This is Dr Gabby wishing you a great day.
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