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Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Diet Chart For High Blood Pressure Patients

High Blood Pressure Diet Chart Food Chart for High BP Patients What To Eat And Avoid To Manage High Blood Pressure Healthy Food for High BP Patients

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Usually hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90 and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You probably have high blood pressure (hypertension) if your blood pressure readings are consistently 140 over 90, or higher, over several weeks.

You may also have high blood pressure if just one of the numbers is higher than it should be over several weeks. If you have high blood pressure, this higher pressure puts extra strain on your heart and blood vessels. Over time, this extra strain increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can also cause heart and kidney disease and is closely linked to some forms of dementia. For most people, there may be no single cause for their high blood pressure.

You are at a higher risk if: you eat too much salt; you don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables; you are not active enough; you are overweight, or you drink too much alcohol. You can help to lower your blood pressure by following high blood pressure meal plan which lowers your risk of stroke and heart attack by making certain lifestyle changes in food habits.

We create a diet plan for high blood pressure patients, in this healthier diet chart we include food items with less salt, also exercising regularly, and take prescribed medication that we be helpful to lower down blood pressure. By starting a few new food habits, including counting calories and watching portion sizes, you may be able to lower your blood pressure and reduce the medications you need to control high blood pressure.

In this high blood pressure Indian diet plan includes various healthy food items you can consume by following the scheduled time. This diet chart is created according to a weak, you can easily follow and repeat to control high blood pressure.

Diet Chart for High BP Patients

Sunday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)2 paratha(aloo/mooli/onion) with 2 tsp groundnut chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 banana
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 chapathi+fish-tuna (100gm) curry+cabbage and green peas sabji
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup boiled green gram sprouts with lemon+ 1 cup green tea
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 chapathi+1/2 cup bitter gourd(karela) sabji+1/2 cup vegetable salad
Monday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1/2 cup Oats in 1 glass toned milk
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 wedge(100gm) watermelon
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)4 chapathi+1/2 cup cluster beans curry+1/2 cup capsicum paneer sabji+ 1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Avocado(50gm) whole wheat bread(3 slices) sandwich+ 1 cup green tea
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 chapathi+1/2 cup Snake gourd sabji+1/2 cup vegetable salad
Tuesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)3 rice dosa+1/2 cup sambhar+1tsp pudina chutney
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)100gm pomegranate
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 chapathi+1/2 cup yam (jimikand) curry+1/2 cup ivy gourd(parmal) sabji+1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)3 Cracker biscuits+ 1 cup tea/milk(toned)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 chapathi(multigrain-wheat;jowar;bajra)+lauki sabji+1/2 cup vegetable salad
Wednesday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Vegetable sandwich with 4 whole wheat bread slices+cucumber,tomato, onion,lettuce
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 medium size apple
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 chapathi+1 portion(100gm) grilled/stewed-tuna fish+1/2 cup rajmah curry
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 bowl unsalted pop corn+1 cup tea/milk(toned)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 chapathi+1/2 cup raw banana sabji+1/2 cup vegetable salad
Thursday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1 cup broken wheat upma with vegetables+1 glass toned milk/1 cup tea
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)100gm musk melon
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)4 chapathi+1/2 cup french beans curry+1/2 cup colocasia(arbi) sabji+ 1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1/2 cup Sweet potato salad+ 1 cup green tea
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 chapathi+ 1/2 cup ridge gourd(thori) sabji+1/2 cup vegetable salad
Friday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)4 rice Idly+ 1/2 cup sambhar+1 tsp coconut chutney+1 glass milk/ 1 cup tea
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM) 1 medium size pear
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)4 chapathi+1/2 cup lauki dal+1/2 cup green peas and panner sabji+1 glass butter milk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 small fistful (40 gm) of peanuts,almonds,walnuts+1 cup green tea
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 chapathi+ 1/2 cup bhindi sabji+ 1 cup vegetable salad
Saturday
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)1 cup roasted oats upma with vegetables+1 glass toned milk/1 cup tea
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)1 medium size guava
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)1 cup rice+2 chapathi+aloo brinjal sabji+1/2 cup tomato dal+1 glass buttermilk
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)1 cup boiled bengalgram with lemon+ 1 cup green tea
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)3 chapathi(multigrain-wheat;jowar;bajra)+1/2 cup tinda sabji+ 1/2 cup vegetable salad

Do's And Dont's While Following Diet Plan of High Blood Pressure

Add these food items and habits in your lifestyle if you are following high blood pressure diet plan :

  1. Eat less salt
  2. Include more fruits and vegetables
  3. Include whole grain cereals
  4. Maintain a healthy weight.
  5. Include lean meat, fish and poultry.
  6. Include low fat dairy products.

Try to avoid these habits if you are following high blood pressure diet plan:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Smoking
  3. Sedentary lifestyle
  4. Sleep deprived

Food Items You Can Easily Consume In High Blood Pressure Diet Plan

  1. Banana: These portable, easy-peel fruits aren't just sweet and low in sodium; they're also rich in potassium which helps lower blood pressure.
  2. Spinach: This green leafy delight is low in calories, high in fiber, and packed with nutrients like potassium, folate, magnesium - key ingredients for lowering and maintaining blood pressure levels.
  3. Celery: eating as few as four celery stalks a day can reduce high blood pressure. It contains phytochemicals known as phthalides that relax the muscle tissue in the artery walls, enabling increased blood flow and, in turn, lowering blood pressure.
  4. Oatmeal: Eating a diet high in fiber & whole grains helps your body maintain a healthy blood pressure and oatmeal does just that! It helps reduce both your systolic and diastolic pressure.
  5. Avocado: The oleic acid found in avocados can reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
  6. Watermelon: It contains an amino acid called L-citrulline, which has proven to lower blood pressure.
  7. Beetroot: This crimson root veggie is rich in nitrates, which is thought to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow.
  8. Oranges: This super rich vitamin fruit - is another food you must indulge in to lower your blood pressure.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hello doctor. I am very careful about my eating habits but still I have been diagnosed with kidney stone. I want to know whether stress might be a reason for kidney stones?

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Yes, kidney stones can be apparently caused due to stress. The kidney stones, if combined with the chronic dehydration, triggers the formation of stones in the kidney. Infact, stress itself affects the overall health including your kidneys. This c...

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Hello, I am 20 and im a woman. I have headache (forehead and side mostly) and earache for more than a year. I went to a doctor for my ears and tey turn out to be healthy and clean. I have intense anxiety and because of my depression I sat at home which means lack of movement for a year and half, which means I missed a lit of sunlight. I had breathing issues, but my x-ray is normal and my lungs are healthy, then I had heart pain and tachycardia, it turned out I have sinus tachycardia because of anxiety I guess, but overall my heart is also fine and my doctor told me that I have anxiety, then I did many blood tests and they only thing that I have an issue with is cholesterol, feritin and iron, but again not something dramatic. My doctors say is chronic cold or anxiety but I can not take it anymore. My pathologist told me that is anxiety or cold. I drink teas, I now try to exercise and run and go to sunlight, I drink water and my urine is clean and my eyes also clean (since they say eyes so your health). I have intense panic attacks, before a week I was dizzy and I had eye disturbance because of my anxiety, I lost my appetite for 3 days, however now I am doing better, but my headaches are intense, especially when I sit, I feel my neck tight and my side forehead and temple feel tight and sometimes cold sometimes achy, I wake up with earaches and a lot of dry mucus in my nose, I don't have thyroid, but my cardiologist told me that my thyroid was a little bit swollen but nothing to worry (i had throat pain at that time, now rarely, and when I eat I feel great), I don't understand. My body weight is normal. I don't understand, I can not take it anymore.

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Dear lybrate-user, you are having severe anxiety and the underlying problem is not clear. I can certainly tell you that whatever may be the reason it needs to be treated as early as possible. There will be definite some improvement in your conditi...

Sir mera bp normal nhi rehta hai abhi tak koi medicine nhi li hai proper sirf ek medicine di hai Dr. ney telmisartan 40 mg 5 mg amlodipine mujhe jan na hai ke koi dikkat nhi aye hogi mere baki organ m bp ki vaja se kidney mai kahi dikkat aa rkhi ho koi kidney specialist Dr. suggest kre.

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Devender, continue with your medicines. along with sme try to take some ayurvedic treatment where cause of this high bo will be determined and then resolving that cause. high bo can be because of different pathological and psychological causes. fo...

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