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11:06 AM | 18-12-2018

Is low-sodium diet good to manage high BP?


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01:32 PM | 18-12-2018

High BP is a lifestyle disease. It is not just due to high sodium though high salt does lead to water retention and high BP. Instead of just concentrating on one element, it is better to go for total lifestyle overhaul step by step. More fresh fruits, raw vegetable salads, whole nuts, exercise, sunlight and ai, rest etc will slowly heal the body and all parameters will come back to normal.

 



12:06 PM | 08-07-2020

Hello Shweta,

High blood pressure results due to an improper lifestyle and wrong eating habits like having a high fatty diet. Low sodium intake will give some benefits but it important to make lifestyle changes and changes in eating habits. 

Diet to follow- 

  • Drink 3 to 4 glasses of warm water on an empty stomach in the morning. This will help to flush the toxins out of the body. 
  • Eat sprouts, nuts, beans, and salads in your diet.
  • Include Vitamin C rich foods in your diet like have blueberries, amla, lemon, orange, etc.
  • Eat fresh, seasonal, and locally available fruits and vegetables. 
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day. 

Foods to avoid

  • Avoid high-fat foods like deep-fried food items. 
  • Avoid dairy products and animal foods. 
  • Avoid refined oils and refined grains. 
  • Avoid tea and coffee. 
  • Avoid chocolates and carbonated drinks.

Exercise 

Exercising and yoga is very essential for an improved blood circulation.

  • Start the day with a short morning walk of at least 30min. 
  • Do 12 sets of suryanamaskar daily. 
  • Perform padahasta asana, trikona asana, gomukha asana and paschimottan asana. 
  • Take sunrays early in the morning. 

Sleep

A correct sleeping pattern is essential for maintaining the circadian rhythm and also to relieve all the stress. So, take proper sleep of at least 7-8hours daily. Sleep early at night at around 10 pm and also wake up early in the morning at around 6 am. 

Thank you 



01:31 PM | 18-12-2018

A person with high BP does benefit by cutting down the salt intake. But it is important to understand that simply avoiding salt shakers is not enough. There are many ways salt finds its way into our plate – processed and packaged foods are particularly high in salt content. It works best to completely avoid such foods. Also, the bioavailable salt i.e. salt that is naturally present in foods like fruits and vegetables should be taken in higher quantities.


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