As more people are educating themselves on diet and health they are realizing that the diet choices they make are directly related to any medical conditions they do or don’t have. Your blood pressure readings are no different. They have a lot to do with your diet health and little to do with much else.
There are a variety of foods you can eat that will lower your blood pressure and there are just as many, if not more, types of food that can raise your blood pressure. What’s important is knowing the correct food to eat to keep your blood pressure readings normal.
Diet and Health – The Good Food
It doesn’t take rocket science to figure out what foods will help lower your blood pressure. They are the same foods you would eat to help any medical condition and are included in the diet you are naturally supposed to eat. They are organic fruits and vegetables.
If you switched to a diet of primarily raw organic fruits and vegetables I guarantee that in a few months you will lower your blood pressure, lose weight, look better, feel better, and have more energy than you have ever had before. Once you do this you will realize the power of your diet and how it relates to your overall health.
How Much Sodium Should I Eat?
If you already have high blood pressure try to avoid foods that are high in sodium. Eating too much sodium puts strain on your arterioles, which raises blood pressure. If you don’t have high blood pressure monitor your sodium intake as too much can also cause high blood pressure.
A good amount of sodium intake for most people is 2,400 milligrams. If you are unsure about the sodium content in something check the label. Also if it is pre-cooked, processed, canned etc. it has too much sodium and you should avoid it. You should avoid processed foods anyway, there is nothing in them that is good for you.
Also remember that there are a lot of things that contain sodium. If you grill chicken, for example, you would think that this would be a low sodium meal. However, when you add spices and seasonings to it you are adding an incredible amount of salt.
Things like soy sauce, mustard, ketchup, and salad dressings also contain a lot of sodium. Restaurant style Chinese food should also be kept to a minimum because it contains high amounts of sodium and monosodium glutamate.
Diet And Health – Foods to Avoid
Beyond sodium there are other things that you need to avoid to have good blood pressure readings. They are:
* Hot dogs
* Roasted peanuts
By following the diet and health recommendations in this article you should be able to lower your blood pressure, or keep normal readings. However, the main point of eating healthy organic food is so you feel good.
Try to eat organic fruits and vegetables as much as you can. Your body will thank you for it.