As we all are aware high blood
pressure is called silent killer. Hence it is essential to manage it and keep
it under control. Complications of chronic high blood pressure may prove to be
quiet serious. Slight modifications in the diet and lifestyle go a long way to
bring about improvements as far as high blood pressure is concerned.
Here are some effective tips to reduce
high blood pressure or prevent it.
- Check Blood Pressure regularly – Make it
a habit to check your blood pressure at least once a month. Thus you are well
aware of the number and accordingly take steps. Have timely appointments with
your doctor of BP check. Reschedule one straightaway, if you miss one.
- Stay Away - From table salt. Avoid adding extra
salt to your foods. Don't use too much salt in cooking or at meals. The people
who are hypertensive should reduce decrease their salt intake to around half
teaspoon per day. While to prevent high blood pressure keep the intake of salt
per day to not more than 1 teaspoon (levelled) per day.
- Eat Plenty - of fresh vegetables and a couple of
servings of fruits on daily basis. These are full of vital nutrients and assist
in managing blood pressure.
- Achieve and Maintain Healthy Weight – Studies
suggest if you are overweight i.e. above 25 (body mass index), even a small
weight loss helps in controlling or preventing high blood pressure.<