Sunday, 2 June 2013


Diet followed by Hypertension patients should be in such a way that it reduces excess body weight and excess body fat ,thereby reducing the blood pressure.
A vegetarian diet including the following is ideal for hypertension - Garlic, Lemon, bitter gourd, drumstick, mint, spring onion etc.

•One must eat garlic every day for lowering & controlling the high blood pressure. Can also eat raw 1 to 2 garlic cloves daily.
  • Eat maximum onion as it is beneficial in it.
  • Fresh fruits are very useful in fighting high blood pressure. Indian Gooseberry, Grapes, banana, guava, banana, pineapple, papaya and watermelon are considered beneficial.
  • Lemon is useful in lowering the high blood pressure.The quantity of salt used should be minimized to the maximum possible extend. Excessive use of salt is considered to be the main culprit behind many heart diseases especially hypertension.
  • Non vegetarian food like red meat and eggs yolk should be completely avoided due to its high salt content.
  • Coffee should be avoided because of its caffeine content.
  • Reduce the quantity of oil used and completely avoid the use of hydrogenated oils.
  • Grind the soya bean with wheat flour for roti.
  • Apple reduces sodium in the body.
  • Eat Barley. It is useful in hypertension.
  • Include Beet in diet. It reduces the high blood pressure.
  • 100 ml of juice of raw Cabbage with ¼ tea spoon of cumin seed powder to be taken in the morning on empty stomach.
  • Avoid- Pickles, frozen food articles, Custards, ice creams, jelly, fatty substances, and oily, spicy, fried food.
  • Cut back on frozen dinners, pizza, canned soups, broths and salad dressings, which are high in sodium.If you drink alcohol, do it in moderation (360 ml /week)
  • Stop smoking.
  • Check food labels for information of sodium in the food.
  • Look for products with “unsalted” or “sodium free”labels.



  1. Very Useful information. Thank you for the post.

  2. Informative and preventative measures thanks