Nigerian foods to avoid with high blood pressure (hypertension).
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❗❗❗IF YOUVE BEEN DIAGNOSED OF HYPERTENSION THAT CAN NOT BE REVERSED AGAIN AND YOU’VE BEEN PUT ON MEDICATION….PLEASE!!! THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO TO MINIMISE THE DAMAGE TO YOUR KIDNEYS IS TO STAY CLEAR “DEEP FRIED FOODS”.
❗❗OR YOU’VE BEEN TESTED FOR ELEVATED BLOOD PRESSURE OR WHAT WE CALL PREHYPERTENSIVE STAGE…THERE IS ONLY ONE THING THAT CAN PREVENT YOU FROM GOING INTO RED ZONE WHICH IS STAGE ONE FULL BLOWN HYPERTENSION AND THATS DIET MODIFICATION!!!!
❗❗BEFORE YOU FOCUS ON THAT SODIUM, FOCUS ON YOUR FAT COMING FROM DEEP FRIED FOODS. THE FAT USED IN FRYING THESE FOODS ARE HIGH IN TRANS FAT AND SATURATED FAT …TRANS FAT IS A PRODUCT OF HYDROGENATED OILS. IT RAISES YOUR TRIGLYCERIDES AND BAD CHOLESTEROL!!!
❗❗IT CLOGS YOUR ARTERIES AND MAKE MOVEMENT OF OXYGENATED BLOOD DIFFICULT RESULTING IN HEART PUMPING HARDER. HENCE THE PRESSURE!!!!
Nigerian foods to avoid with high blood pressure
✅FRIED MEAT AND CHICKEN
✅FRIED EGGS WITH A LOT OF OIL.
✅STEWS..USE MINIMAL OIL OR HEALTHY OIL LIKE COLD PRESSED COCONUT OIL.
❤❤AND OTHER FOODS WE DEEP FRY!!! CHOOSE ANOTHER METHOD OF COOKING THAT CAN CUT BACK ON THE AMOUNT OF OIL USED. BAKING, GRILLING, STEAMING.
❤❤SO IT’S NOT ONLY SODIUM THAT ELEVATES BLOOD PRESSURE. THERE ARE SO MANY OTHERS.
❗❗❗CUT BACK ON THAT DEEP FRYING PLEASE!!!! YOU DONT WANNA RISK KIDNEY FAILURE AND HEART ATTACK!!! WHEN YOUR ARTERIES ARE CLOGGED, THERE IS A RISK OF HEART ATTACK, ANGINA, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES CALLED STROKE.
Hypertension is a silent killer! and we Blacks are at a higher risk of having high blood pressure also called hypertension because of various genetic and environmental factors.
In simple terms, High Blood Pressure is when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high, therefore increasing the workload of the heart.
Normal blood pressure is 120/80 and when it goes above 130/80, you are considered stage 1 hypertensive. Anything above this is a total red flag and needs urgent medical attention.
HBP has no warning signs, and as a result, many are on the way to their graves because they don’t feel anything wrong with their body until they’re hit with vision loss, stroke, heart failure or even death.
What then can you do to avoid high blood pressure or manage the one you are battling with?
–Checkup regularly and make changes that matter;
– Reduce your intake of salt
– Exercise regularly
– Lose weight if you’re obese
– Remove junks, soda and all those soft drinks
– Take your medications (If any)
And watch yourself lead a healthy life.
Your lifestyle plays a major role in preventing and managing chronic diseases.
Abdulkadir Oriyomi Rhodiyah