High blood pressure over the years can lead to complications. Suggestions to decrease and control the high blood pressure are:
East less sodium and shake less salt on your food
Limit your use of processed foods, like canned soups, cold cuts, hot dogs, frozen dinners and packaged mixes.
Try to use chicken, fish and meats not processed, smoked or with sauces.
Try crackers or snack foods that have 150-200 mg of sodium.
Try natural cheeses like mozzarella or cheddar rather than processed cheeses.
Limit your salt in cooking, try herbs and spices.
Eat more potassium, if your diet allows- choose from broccoli, spinach, sweet potatoes or squash
Try more fat free dairy foods for calcium
Try to be active each day; helps with loosing weight
Lose a few pounds…this will have the biggest effect on blood pressure
These are just a few suggestions to change eating habits to help keep your blood pressure in a better range.
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