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Diet Chart For High Blood Pressure Patients

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020

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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.

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Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
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