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Whats the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

Whats the best foods to eat for high blood pressure?

Low sodium : Low sodium foods will help. A 2 gram sodium diet is helpful but even with this , medications are usually required. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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What fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

What fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Berries,apples,pears: Berries are high in fiber which will delay absorption of sugars apples contain fiber and flavonoid phloetin prckly pears again have soluble fiber tha slows down the absorption of dietary sugars grapefruits and guava as well but you have to cosume the whole fruits and not fruit juices, which may raise your sugar and not reduce it. ...Read more

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Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Top food to eat with high blood sugar and high blood pressure?

Food and HTN and DM: Avoid sugar; avoid bread; avoid refined carbs; avoid pasta, avoid pizza; avoid saturated fats; eat egg white, broiled or poached fish, complex veggies, complex fruit, whole grain, low salt, low cholesterol; nuts are excellent; beans are excellent; ...Read more

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Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

Best food and suuplements for high blood pressure patients?

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; ...Read more

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What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to help lower high blood pressure daily?

What are good vitamins, fruits or foods to  help lower high blood pressure daily?

Vitamins A, B, C, D: Assuming, of couse that that stands for ace inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and diuretics. There are no specific vitamins or foods shown to meaningfully lower blood pressure, but a healthy low salt diet and regular exercise will usually lower blood pressure as much as or more than one of the drugs above. ...Read more

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Recently blood sugar and which fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Recently blood sugar and which fruits are good to eat to reduce blood sugar level?

Fruits ^ sugar: All fruits contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar, which gets converted to glucose, and will increase a person's blood sugar after they eat fruit. That being said, fruits do vary in how much & how fast they raise someone's blood sugar. This can be quantified as glycemic index (gi). Check out this page: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/278384-the-glycemic-index-for-fruits/. ...Read more

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Are bananas good for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Are bananas good for high blood pressure and diabetes?

Not good or bad: They're just food with calories in them, there is also potassium, but not enough to make a difference. A calorie is a calorie. There are no magic foods. ...Read more

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Is a raw vegan diet healthy for diabetes and high blood pressure?

Is a raw vegan diet healthy for diabetes and high blood pressure?

Yes but: With any vegetarian diet, it is hard to get all the nutrients your body needs. A raw diet will make it harder, still. However, switching to a healthier vegetarian diet should help control diabetes and high blood pressure if it is associated with exercise and weight loss. If you are serious, make an appointment with a registered dietitian to make sure you get all the nutrients you need. ...Read more

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What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

What's a good diet for high cholesterol and high blood pressure?

DASH diet: Best diet is dash: fruits: 4-5 servings/day vegetables: 4-5 servings/day whole grains or fiber: 6-8 servings/day dairy (low fat): 2-3 serving/day meat (lean): 2 servings/day lower dietary sodium intake low fat (<6% of daily calories) low cholesterol intake (<150 mg/day) low sodium intake (<2.4 grams/day) - http://goo.Gl/szdci. ...Read more

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What foods are good for high blood prepressure?

What foods are good for high blood prepressure?

Keep the salt low: Most doctors recommend a low salt diet - some would also suggest making sure you also get enough calcium. No food group actually lowers your blood pressure, but low salt and low fat (because you want to avoid other risk factors such as elevated cholesterol ) and moderation in alcohol is the best course. ...Read more

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Could eating oats for breakfast will reduce cholesterol and blood pressure?

Could eating oats for breakfast will reduce cholesterol and blood pressure?

It may help.: Eating a diet high in fiber, low in fat, very low in saturated fats and very low in sugars (simple carbs) will improved the lipid panel and high bp, especially if combined with daily exercise! if you eat your oats with brown sugar, cream and bacon, that pretty much ruins the good effects. ...Read more

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Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. What fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?

Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. What fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?

Fruits have sugar: All fruits contain sugar, but fresh fruits also have fiber and other nutrients. Processing reduces the amount of fiber & nutrients. This is especially true for juices. Check out glycemic indexes here: http://www.Lowglycemicdiet.Com/fruitsgi.Html. For rice, you might try brown rice or quinoa. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat for high cholesterol?

Which foods should you eat for high cholesterol?

Try these: Try nutritional approaches. Consider eating avocado, brewer's yeast, royal jelly, saffron, tumeric, honey (buckwheat), alfalfa sprouts, celery, beets, eggplant galic, onition, chili peppers, legumes, dandelion root & jerusalem artichoke. ...Read more

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What are the food to eat for a low blood pressure person?

What are the food to eat for a low blood pressure person?

A few things to...: Keeping ideal body weight, eat healthy/no added salt, aerobic exercise regularly 4-5x/wk, reduce daily stresses, sleep well, and don't smoke etc..These are so called modifiable risk factor-you can't change genetic. Look up the dash-diet regimen (google it). Treat medical condition (chol, diabetes etc) well. If these fail to adequately lower your BP to less than 140/90, consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Tomatoes are high in sodium. I have high nlood pressure. Is it wise to eat tomatoes.

Tomatoes are high in sodium.  I have high nlood pressure.  Is it wise to eat tomatoes.

Avoid high sodium: High sodium foods increase water retention and can raise blood pressure. It's okay occasionally if your kidney function is normal. ...Read more

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What is a good diet to reduce high blood pressure?

What is a good diet to reduce  high blood pressure?

LOW SODIUM: The cornerstone of dietary management is to limit your daily sodium intake to 2000 mg. The key is to look out for high-sodium foods. For example, a fast food burger and fries can easily have over 2000mg of sodium, and that's just one meal! A specific diet that is available online is the DASH diet. Tried and true, very effective. ...Read more

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Diabetic, to balance blood sugars, do I eat a low fiber diet or a high fiber diet?

High fiber: Low glycemic food (rich in fiber) is recommended for all and particularly for those living with diabetes. Fiber delays glucose absorption and minimizes rapid glucose excursion which can mismatch Insulin rise (via injection/bolus). You also should know that fiber is not accounted for when you calculate your carb intake before administering insulin. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) (Definition)

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure is a condition that occurs when blood pressure is 140/90 or higher. Newer recommendations state that greater than 130/80 should be considered high blood pressure. ...Read more