If you are looking to lower your blood pressure try eating a diet which contains wholegrains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. For those of us who are junk food addicts, adopting a healthy diet can be a bit of a challenge, but with these tips, you will be able to change your diet.
Try and lose weight around your mid-section: Losing weight around your waist can help lower your blood pressure. So, try incorporating exercise in your daily regime, even 30 minutes of regular exercise will help you lose weight.
Take up exercise: Studies show that people suffering from high blood pressure, can reduce their blood pressure considerably with exercise. So if you are not active, take up an exercise that you enjoy and within a few week, you will notice a difference in blood pressure levels.
Eat Healthy: If you eat a diet high in fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, seeds, legumes and low-fat dairy products, you will be able to lower your blood pressure levels. So, cut out the junk food slowly and introduce healthy versions of your favourite foods, so it won’t seem like a diet, but more like a lifestyle change.
Keep a food diary: Writing down what you eat, can help you monitor what you eat, how much you eat and what triggers your response to a particular food. This will make you more aware of triggers and prevent you from overeating junk food.
Include more potassium: Studies show that potassium rich foods can lessen the effects of sodium on blood pressure. So consult with your doctor and include a wide variety of potassium rich foods in your diet.