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What to eat with hypertension?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Hypertensive diet: The best diet is dash diet which includes, limited salt intake tonot more than 2300 mgms a day, low in saturated fat and total fat, include fruits and vegetables, whole grain products.Fish, poultry and nuts.Reduce total added sugars, sugar containing beverages.The diet is rich in pottasium, magnesium and calcium.

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A 27-year-old female asked:

What is Hypertension?

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Dr. Ramalingaier Parameswaran
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Last updated Oct 19, 2017


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