HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)
As high blood pressure is the most important modifiable risk factor for many types of cardiovascular disease, a lot of research has been done in to the best diet for high blood pressure. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is one of the highest profile and has been proven to lower blood pressure. It can also be helpful for lowering cholesterol, weight loss and diabetes. The key principles are increasing your intake of fruits, vegetables and other foods that are rich in potassium, calcium, magnesium and fibre, reducing your intake of saturated fats and salt, and drinking lots of green tea. Achieving normal body weight and increasing your intake of fruit and vegetables are two of the most important things you can do to reduce your high blood pressure. To find out more about how to do this, contact me.
The New Nordic Diet: The Scandinavians have been working hard to improve the general health of the nation with the development of the gastronomically orientated New Nordic Diet (NND). This study shows that following the NND could reduce blood pressure.
Effects of comprehensive lifestyle modification on blood pressure control: the results of the PREMIER clinical trial indicate that modifying your lifestyle and following the DASH diet can reduce your blood pressure and improve hypertension control.
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