Blood Pressure Elevated Diet
A diet for the treatment of hypertension includes:
- Low cholesterol diet
- Low fat diet
- Limit intake of fat to 25% of your total calories.
- 10% to 15% of your total calories should be in the form of monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, canola oil and peanut oil.
- Low salt diet for hypertension
- Reduce salt intake to no more than 1,500 mg (1.5 grams) per day
- One teaspoon of salt contains about 2,300 mg of sodium.
- Avoid cooking with salt.
- Avoid fast food.
- Avoid salty foods, such as pickles, cured meats, salty snacks, and canned soup.
- Avoid seasonings that contain sodium, such as soy sauce, steak sauce, garlic and onion salt, and monosodium glutamate.
- Do not add salt to your food at the dinner table.
- Read food labels and buy foods that are low in salt.
- When eating out, ask that your food be prepared without added salt.
- High fiber diet
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