Hypertension And Nutrition

If you are hypertensive, then make sure that your body mass index is appropriate. Body mass index is the weight calculation which should be according to your weight and height; if it is not appropriate than it can lead to severe problems like a heart. If you are hypertensive, you have to be very careful about your diet. Secondly, it is also caused if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Thirdly; alcohol and smoking consumption can also lead to heart attack. First and foremost thing that you need to do is to increase your water intake, make sure you drink 8-12 glasses of water at least per day if your weight is normal according TO BMI; and even more if it is higher than BMI.

Salt and hypertension

  • The thing that you should completely deduct or use in a very low quantity is salt. Avoid sprinkle of salt on raw vegetables, fries, and other things. If it is cooked; then try to use minimum quantity.


There are a number of foods which lower blood pressure and also reduces too much medication that one has been taking or perhaps allowing oneself weaning off of it completely. If you don’t want your blood pressure to raise up to its peak, then start introducing the following list of foods and fruits in your diet before it is too late.Few of them might be available in your home but rest of them you can buy when you go to market for grocery shopping. But them with a very positive and happy mind instead of purchasing them as a punishment. Fist step to healthy eating is to place healthy foods in your kitchen and replace them with unhealthy foods. Below is a complete list of foods which manages your cholesterol level and helps you to stay fit and healthy. These fruits and food have rich potassium in them.

Fruits which are rich in potassium include:

i. Oranges

ii. Bananas

iii. Berries

iv. Grapes

v. Pear

vi. Apple

vii. Apricots

viii. Pineapple

ix. Melon

x. Peas

xi. Baked potato

xii. Papaya

Other foods that can be beneficial

  • Yogurt
  • Almonds
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Tuna
  • Fat free milk
  • Bran

Alcohol and smoking

  • Quit any type of smoking and alcohol intake as it can lead to grave disease.

Physical activity

  • Try to maintain good exercise or walk routine on a daily basis. At least 120 minutes activity weekly is recommended by world health organization which included walk, gym, aerobics, yoga, dance or any other.

Stress and hypertension

  • A number of supporting literature states that stress is the major reason of hypertension which provokes anger and frustration which vice versa leads to hypertension.

Interestingly a number of people are unaware of the fact that how much calories should they be consuming in a day as they have no idea how much calories should be consumed based on their gender, age, and lifestyle. A good diet, proper water intake and physical activity can reduce the risk of hypertension.