Fruits For Hypertension

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Fruits and hypertensionEating fruits for hypertension treatment is the call of DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). It is not only helpful in lowering bad cholesterol and homocysteine but also effective in reducing weight and increasing bone mass. With the increasing incidence of hypertension and other related diseases related to it, one needs to be very careful in its treatment. Several medications are available for it but the best way would be a natural cure. Therefore, planning a healthy diet, rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, which are low in calorie and sodium would be the best way to treat hypertension.


 


Eat Fruits For Hypertension Treatment


Foods rich in dietary fibers, potassium and magnesium are very beneficial in the treatment of hypertension. Fruits easily meet all these requirements. Furthermore, they are low in calories and a good source of energy, vitamins and minerals required for lowering blood pressure. Thus, one cannot deny the effectiveness of fruits in the treatment of hypertension.


 


Important Fruits For The Treatment Of Hypertension


Almost all fruits are good for the treatment of hypertension but one should emphasize more on fiber rich fruits and those high in potassium content.


 


Potassium Rich Fruits


Fruits rich in potassium are very helpful in lowering high blood pressure because potassium is very effective in regulating the fluid balance and sodium level in the body. So, one should eat following potassium rich fruits to cure hypertension.


  • Cantaloupe

  • Honeydew

  • Kiwi

  • Oranges

  • Tangerine

  • Blackberries

  • Watermelon

  • Raisins

  • Cherries

  • Grapefruit

  • Pineapple

  • Strawberries


 


Fiber Rich Fruits


Some of the common examples of fiber rich fruits are as follows:


  • Apples

  • Guava

  • Kiwi

  • Pears

  • Prunes

  • Apricots

  • Banana

  • Blueberries

  • Blackberries

  • Raspberries

  • Dates


 


 


Thus, include the abovementioned fruits in your diet and beat the hypertension in a natural way.


 


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Ecofoods's picture
What is DASH, is this an Acronym?
hale.and.hearty's picture
DASH is an acronym for - Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.
hale.and.hearty's picture
DASH is an acronym for - Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.