10 Dangerous foods for those with high blood pressure
Exercise alone will not help you keep your high blood pressure under control. It also has the contributing factor of food. Food and drinks play a vital role in determining how well blood pressure is kept under control. The below 10 foods and drinks must be avoided whenever possible.
1.The first type is energy drinks. These do provide energy and is equivalent to a cup of coffee and topped with soda. However, the caffeine content usually spikes blood pressure to provide the energy and to live up to its name of an energy drink
2.Pizza contains a lot of cheese and salty tomato sauce, meaning that there is a huge dose of sodium and carbohydrates spread all around it. Eating one slice is enough to cause high blood pressure.
3.Its best to avoid processed meats as they contain a high level of sodium and saturated fats which can cause artery plaque buildups and migraine headaches.
4.Ramen noodles are a quick cheap and efficient alternative to someone who has a busy life. However, think twice before indulging in this as one cup of noodles contain 1580mg of sodium.
5.The ‘One drink only’ mindset should be avoided altogether. Consuming alcohol can cause vasodilation, causing blood vessels to tighten. When consumed, the blood is harder to go through the arteries making the heart to work harder, leading to high blood pressure.
6.Canned foods such as soup is best avoided since the sodium content is quite high as it is required to prolong the items shelf life.
7.Whole milk contains a considerable amount of saturated fats. It may be hard to avert from eating food containing whole milk seeing as how milk is used in many foods like such as doughs and creams.
8.French fries contain lots of saturated fats and sodium. The fat is usually absorbed by deep frying the fries multiple times, and the sodium is from the salt that is sprinkled right on top of the cooked fries.
9. chicken skins alone contain large doses of saturated fats. Also, when preparing chicken, the skin absorbs most of the fats from the cooking oil.
10.Cheese makes any dish flavorsome and also add to your blood pressure. Cheddar cheese contains 621 mg of sodium per gram. Adding 10 grams of cheese on your pizza is already 6,210 mg of sodium, which is almost six times the recommended daily sodium intake.
Therefore think twice before you indulge in your favourite addictions.