The Effects of Diet on Hypertension

Hypertension is a condition that can be controlled with the help of a diet. Usually diets are popular when it comes to weight loss but in the medical field keeping an eye on what one eats is quite important for ensuring that the body puts up the best defenses against diseases such as high blood pressure.

When eating, it is always important to ensure that one gets foods from all of the three major food groups. When it comes to minerals, it is important to make sure that one doesn’t consume too little or too much in order to get the most out of them.

When it comes to hypertension, sodium is one of the minerals that need to be kept in check. Usually sodium is consumed with a number of foods as well as salt. When consumed in large quantities, it can have a negative influence on a person suffering from hypertension.

Diets that are aimed at helping in the management of hypertension should contain between 1500 to 2300 milligrams of sodium per day. This is in contrast with what most diets in the food market contain. They have almost twice the amount. Usually, sticking to the lower limit is more advantageous than sticking to the higher limit.

It is advisable to eat foods with lower salt content to avoid falling victim to hypertension. Usually salt (chemically referred to as sodium chloride) is a major component in foods. It is used as seasoning.

It is often used to give flavor to foods, but when used in huge amounts, it can be quite dangerous to the user. As a parent, it is advisable to regulate the amount of salt that is taken by the members of your family during meals to encourage the eating of low-salt foods and meals.

Other foods such as chocolate may also cause sodium problems. It is advisable that one makes sure that the foods that are consumed in their homes have low sodium levels.

The food industry is much aware of the effects of sodium and thus it’s quite easy to find foods that have low sodium content. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of nutrients and do not contain salt.

Overall, you should have salt-free foods on your table. Pick the products carefully in the supermarket. Avoid having junk food and fast food as these are rich in salt. Enjoy more vegetables without dressing and lean meats such as poultry and fish.


Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the world to help them improve their health, increase their personal energy levels and to use supplements to assist with diet related health issues.

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