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5 Foods To Avoid If You Have High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a condition in which the blood exerts too much force against the arterial walls. 

High Blood Pressure Signs and Symptoms 

Because high blood pressure usually has no warning signs or symptoms, the only way to tell if you have it is to have it checked. A single high result, on the other hand, does not always imply that you have high blood pressure. 

Because a variety of factors might influence your blood pressure during the day, your doctor will take several blood pressure measurements to ensure that it remains high over time. 

People with extremely high blood pressure occasionally complain of headaches, but if you have any concerns about your symptoms, you should see your doctor. 

Sugar and salt should be avoided.

You'll need to limit your sugar and salt intake, but that doesn't mean you'll have to live on bland cuisine for the rest of your life. 

A healthy person should not ingest more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day on a daily basis. When it comes to sugar, the most important thing to remember is to avoid "added" sugar. Our bodies require sugar to function effectively, but we should get the majority of it from entire fruits rather than candy or juice. 

Meats that have been packaged or prepared

Sodium is also used in packaged foods like hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and lunch meat to keep them fresh for a long period. Instead, buy your meat from a butcher to ensure that you're getting a fresh product that hasn't been soaked in a huge vat of saltwater. 

Meats that have been frozen 

Did you know that the food in frozen meals can be cooked for up to a year before you consume it? To ensure that the meal tastes primarily like food by the time you consume it, a lot of salt is needed. 

Some manufacturers do employ high-quality, low-sodium formulas, but they are more expensive. Another alternative is to make many servings of your favorite foods and freeze them in single-serving containers yourself. 

Drinks that are not alcoholic

Even while one soda per day can put you over your daily sugar limit, they don't make you feel full or satisfied because you drink them rather than eating them. 

While caffeinated soda gives you a rush of energy and vitality right after you drink it, the feeling is fleeting and leaves you feeling even worse following the inevitable sugar crash. 


Cookies, cakes, doughnuts, and other baked goods can be difficult to give up, but they're also high in sugar and fat. Pastries, on the other hand, may be consumed in moderation. 

When dining out, order one dessert for the entire table. You can use a sugar replacement like applesauce, dates, or Stevia while cooking at home.


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