It should be emphasized that food has no effect on lowering blood pressure, but healthy eating habits can help us control blood pressure.
Momordica charantia, Auricularia auricula, black beans soaked in vinegar, peanuts soaked in vinegar, or anything soaked in vinegar, cannot lower blood pressure. But! It’s not that none of these things are recommended.
These foods are all healthy foods, and some are very suitable for hypertension patients.
Let’s give examples one by one:
It contains trace elements such as calcium and iron and a variety of vitamins, of which vitamin B1 and vitamin C are the highest in melons and fruits. Like other vegetables, it is also rich in dietary fiber. Generally speaking, balsam pear is a very healthy food.
However, when making balsam pear, care should be taken not to put too much oil or sugar.
At the same time, balsam pear does not have great advantages over other vegetables, so people who do not like balsam pear can get the required nutrients by eating more other vegetables, and there is no need to eat balsam pear specially for the [antihypertensive] effect.
Like balsam pear, Auricularia auricula is also a healthy food. Auricularia auricula contains protein, fat, polysaccharide, calcium, phosphorus, iron and other elements, as well as carotene, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, nicotinic acid and so on. It is also a very healthy food.
Similarly, no matter how healthy it is, Auricularia auricula is only a kind of food material. Eat more if you like it, and eat less if you don’t like it. There is no need to eat Auricularia auricula specially to lower blood pressure.
People who do not like Auricularia auricula can get the same nutrition by eating other mushrooms.
Black beans soaked in vinegar
Many people have come to ask about this. Although it cannot reduce blood pressure, eating black beans is good.
Black beans are rich in plant protein, dietary fiber and many trace elements. Moreover, studies have found that hypertension patients without renal dysfunction are more suitable for obtaining protein from plants. Not only black beans, but also other beans and bean products are very good sources of plant protein.
Black beans can not only be soaked in vinegar, but also be made into coarse cereal porridge, soybean milk, etc.
If there is too much gastric acid secretion, vinegar may cause irritation to the stomach, and it is not recommended to eat more. Eating black beans with other cooking methods can also obtain good nutrition.
Soaked peanuts in vinegar
Peanut is a relatively healthy food, which is rich in unsaturated fatty acids. Eating it in an appropriate amount is beneficial to blood vessel health.
Compared with other nuts, the price is also relatively economical. However, attention should be paid to the right amount. You can eat two handfuls a day, and it is not good to eat too much.
However, there is no need to soak in vinegar. Other eating methods are also good choices.
Yogurt is rich in protein, calcium and probiotics. Compared with milk, it is easier to be absorbed by human body. It is recommended for both hypertension patients and healthy people.
It should be noted that hypertension patients should try their best to choose original yogurt without various flavor seasonings.
Can’t eat what?
Hypertension patients have nothing what cannot eat. Pay attention to low salt in diet.
The following measures can be taken:
When cooking, it is recommended to use a quantifiable salt spoon.
Less use of monosodium glutamate, soy sauce and other salty condiments;
Eat less pickled vegetables, ham, sausage and other pickled foods with high salt content;
For hypertension patients with normal renal function, low sodium salt with high potassium content is recommended.
As for some high-oil and high-fat foods, such as braised meat and fried foods, you can eat them, but be careful not to eat too much.
Can I drink?
Alcohol drinking is not absolutely prohibited for hypertension patients, but is not recommended.
Excessive drinking is not only a risk factor for hypertension, but also increases the incidence of hypertension complications such as coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular diseases.
Drinking alcohol is also not conducive to the control of blood pressure. Some studies show that: