Every year lakhs of cases are reported in India. When the blood pressure is above 140/90, it is considered high blood pressure and when it exceeds 180/90, it is considered serious. Hypertension usually has no symptoms, but it can increase the risk of fatal conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Dietitians suggest that the condition of hypertension can be controlled by making changes in lifestyle and your diet.
World Hypertension Day opportunities of Debjani Banerjee, nutritionist at PSRI Multi Specialty Hospital Mentioned some foods that can be consumed to control the symptoms of high blood pressure.
People suffering from high BP should eat citrus fruits. Citrus fruits including grapes, oranges, lemons have the ability to reduce blood pressure. Since all these fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, they can help in keeping the heart healthy by reducing the risk factors of heart disease like high blood pressure. Eat these fruits whole, include them in salads or drink their juice to control BP.
According to nutritionist Banerjee, parsley is also a very popular vegetable, which works to reduce blood pressure.
chia and flax seeds
The seeds of chia and flaxseed are very small to say, but these seeds are a mine of nutrients. It contains potassium, magnesium and fiber, which are essential for regulating healthy blood pressure.
Apart from all these eating leafy vegetables And exercising daily can also significantly improve the symptoms of hypertension. Avoid junk food and include fruits and vegetables in your diet to control high blood pressure.
Broccoli is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, which work to lower blood pressure by increasing blood vessel function and nitric oxide levels in the body.
Carrots are high in phenolic components like chlorogenic, p coumaric and caffeic acid. Which relaxes the blood vessels and also reduces swelling, which helps in reducing the blood pressure level.
Pistachio is such a dry fruit, which is a boon for high BP people. It is full of essential nutrients for your heart. People suffering from the problem of high blood pressure should include pistachios in their diet in any form.
Pumpkin seeds are said to be the powerhouse of nutrients, which will not be wrong. People who often have high BP, they Pumpkin seeds must be consumed, It will help a lot in reducing blood pressure.
Beans and Lentils
Beans and lentils are excellent sources of protein and fiber. Nutrients are found in very good amounts in them. Experts say that high BP patients should consume beans and lentils. With this, blood pressure can be controlled in a very short time.
Salmon and fatty fish-
Specialist for high BP patients Fatty Fish and Salmon recommend eating. Let us tell you that omega-3 fatty acids are found in good amounts in fatty fish. It is also great for your heart health.
Tomatoes are rich in potassium and the carotenoid pigment lycopene. Lycopene has a great effect on the health of your heart. Eating nutrient-rich tomatoes can reduce the risk of heart disease associated with high blood pressure.