How to reduce hypertension with a healthy diet
If you suffer from hypertension, or are hoping to prevent it, one of the most important things to re-evaluate is your diet.
The secret is to follow a healthy diet, a natural remedy, a simple and quick way to improve both your blood pressure and your health in general.
Don't be discouraged by thinking that you will have to re-think all your habits. Instead, concentrate on improving your diet and lifestyle, reducing stress and exercising more.
What is hypertension and how does it affect nutrition?
Arterial hypertension is caused by increased blood pressure from the heart through the arteries, which over time can cause serious health problems.
When the heart beats, the speed at which the blood is pumped through the arteries determines your blood pressure. At certain times, such as when doing physical exercise, it is normal for it to be a little high, but if it starts to be chronically high it can wear out the arteries and lead to strokes, heart attacks and kidney damage.
Hypertension can be caused by various factors, such as a low intake of nutrients, obesity, alcohol and smoking, a sedentary lifestyle or other medical problems.
Improve your eating habits and your lifestyle
By improving your eating habits by, for example, counting calories, reducing the size of portions and improving your general lifestyle, you might be able to bring your blood pressure down.
KEEP TRACK OF WHAT YOU EAT
Many people are totally unaware of how many calories they eat and drink every day.
If you suffer from hypertension, it would be a good idea to keep a record of the food you eat, in order to become aware of what, and how much, you are actually eating, and to be able cut out any excess.
A diet rich in salt increases blood pressure, so if your diet reduces your sodium intake you'll be able to manage your hypertension better.
To reduce the amount of salt you should keep a food diary and record all the food you eat. Always read the labels that list the nutritional values of each product, avoid fast food and do not add salt as a condiment.
EAT FOOD THAT IS RICH IN POTASSIUM
Potassium, magnesium and fibre are excellent allies in the struggle to control your blood pressure.
Potassium is important because it can regulate the body's salt intake.
Fresh fruit and vegetables contain all three of these nutrients and have a low sodium content. So it is a good idea to add them to your diet, along with nuts, legumes, seeds, lean meat and poultry, which contain magnesium.
TRY FOOD SUPPLEMENTS
In addition to proper nutrition and regular exercise, you can take food supplements to help regulate your blood pressure, such as Press.
They can be used to treat mild hypertension which is not accompanied by any pathological aggravating factors.
In the Tisanoreica® Diet program you can also include decottopiric extracts, which are vegetable supplements produced using a centuries-old extraction method. These products are alcohol free, sugar free, gluten free and contain no preservatives.
They are made from ten medicinal herbs, from which a phytocomplex is obtained, the result of the natural combination of the herbs’ active ingredients with other substances, which give the plant specific therapeutic properties.
In particular, the decottopiric extract Depurative II combines the virtues of a depurative with the many beneficial properties of Spirulina algae.
The extract does not contain sea algae or liquorice and is therefore suitable for those suffering from thyroid disease or hypertension.
It contains the medicinal plants china, burdock, Chinese rhubarb, dandelion, artichoke, spirulina, horsetail, gentian, horehound and black radish.
Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking supplements.
LIMIT YOUR CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL
Don't forget that alcohol also increases blood pressure, so be careful to minimise your alcohol consumption.
Women should only drink one alcoholic beverage a day, while men should not drink more than two.
If you could stop drinking alcohol completely, your health would improve enormously.
So as you can see, it's not that difficult to keep your blood pressure under control by developing good eating habits and changing your lifestyle.