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Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Low salt and fat: Depending on the medication, you may need to add a source of potassium such as bananas. However, it is far more important to restrict intake of salt and saturated fats. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-blood-pressure/ds00100.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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45 years experience
Diet and Hi BP: The optimal diet for Hi BP is called the DASH diet; it is low salt, low refined carb and low sugar, low bread, low pasta, no fried food, low saturated fats; but fruit and veggies and whole grains dominate; for protein, use egg white, fish, very lean poultry, no skin; modest portions; only supplement I recommend is omega 3; aim for ideal weight; exercise twice daily; don't smoke;

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