Any high blood pressure patient is very familiar with these words “Don’t eat red meat”, “don’t have much salt and host of others”. Eating a heart-healthy diet will keep those BP numbers at check. These heart-healthy diets include Bananas, nuts, legumes, leafy greens, whole grain, fish, low-fat yoghurt, spices olive oil and lean chicken.
BANANA: Banana is very rich in Potassium and foods high in potassium, helps to manage the impact of sodium in the body. When you take lots of potassium from fruits and vegetables, your body will be able to get rid of more sodium through your urine.
NUTS: Nuts like walnuts contain heart-healthy omega – 3 fats, which helps in reducing cholesterol level in B.P Patients
LEGUMES: Legumes are a great source of protein and they have a blood pressure lowering effect on diabetic patients
LEAFY GREENS: Leafy green like spinach can help to improve blood pressure. High magnesium level in the blood helps to improve blood flow and lowers blood pressure.
Whole grains, barley and nuts are also high in Magnesium.
WHOLE GRAINS: By Now, you must have stopped eating white bread. Whole-wheat or whole- grains like barley, brown rice is preferred.