7 Common Foods To Throw Out Now If You Have High BP!

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If you are someone who has been suffering from high blood pressure for a while now, you would surely be taking a lot of medications, right?

High blood pressure or hypertension is a condition in which the blood flows through the arteries at an abnormally high rate.

Hypertension, if not treated and controlled, can lead to fatal disorders like coronary diseases, kidney failure, heart failure, stroke, etc.

Also Read: Natural Tips To Reduce High BP

So, hypertension is definitely a serious ailment that needs medical supervision and certain lifestyle changes.

Like with any other disorder, lifestyle plays an important role, even when it comes to high BP.

What we eat, how much physical activity we indulge in every day, our vices such as smoking , drinking, etc., matter, when we are trying to treat a disease.

Even when it comes to hypertension, there are certain do's and dont's that one must follow religiously.

So, here are a few common foods that must be avoided, if you want to reduce high BP, naturally.

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1. Bread

Be it white or brown, bread usually contains a lot of unhealthy starch content that can only worsen the symptoms of hypertension.

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2. Processed Meat

Processed meat that are packed or sold at fast-food joints usually contain a high amount of sodium, as they need to be preserved. Sodium is extremely bad for people with high BP.

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3. Pizza

Pizza is unhealthy in general, that is a fact. However, it can be extremely dangerous for people with hypertension, as it is high on fat, starch and salt content.

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4. Pickle

Although, pickle adds taste to your food, it can be very unhealthy for people with high blood pressure, as it contains high amounts of sodium.

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5. Mayonnaise

This popular dip is tasty, but can be very dangerous, especially for people suffering from high BP, as it contains excess fat and salt.

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6. Chinese Food

Noodles, manchurians, etc., must completely be avoided, if you have high BP, as these foods contain a lot of salt and MSG content.

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7. Red Meat

Red meat is very high in trans fat content, that can narrow down your blood vessles, making high BP symptoms worse.

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Story first published: Monday, March 20, 2017, 14:29 [IST]
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