When it comes to hypertension, most people are probably familiar with it. It is almost the most common disease. It seems that no one can escape when they get old.
However, more and more people attach importance to health, and everyone will try every means to make their blood pressure more stable, so prevention and treatment of hypertension has become a [just need].
However, we Chinese people pay special attention to [food supplement]. Senior [healthy foods] such as black fungus, black beans and onions are crowned with [blood pressure lowering] halo.
Can they really lower blood pressure? Today, Dr. Clove will take stock of those unreliable [antihypertensive remedies] for everyone one by one.
Auricularia can lower blood pressure?
Truth: Auricularia auricula is good, but it is really difficult to lower blood pressure.
Auricularia auricula is a fungus with rich nutrition. Its main components are protein and carbohydrate, as well as a small amount of fat and trace elements.
From the ingredient point of view, Auricularia auricula is a very good food, but using Auricularia auricula as an antihypertensive drug is really driving ducks to the shelves, because people do not have this function all over their bodies.
For hypertension patients, it is a good thing to eat more fungi and vegetables. Eat more of the vegetables you like. Auricularia auricula, mushrooms and green leafy vegetables can be eaten more. As long as you form a good habit of balanced diet, it is naturally good for stabilizing blood pressure, and there is no need to struggle with which one is more hypotensive.
However, to deal with hypertension, it is necessary to [eat less salt]. If you put more salt in cooking, the benefits of eating vegetables will be offset by the disadvantages of more salt.
Can vinegar soak black beans lower blood pressure?
Truth: This is also a good dish, but it still cannot be used to lower blood pressure alone.
Like Auricularia auricula, vinegar soaked black beans are only a relatively healthy dish. Dr. Clove fully supports everyone to eat black beans, but don’t rely on only one dish or one food to lower blood pressure.
The content of potassium in black beans, kidney beans, lentils, adzuki beans and other miscellaneous beans is very rich. Potassium can promote the excretion of sodium in the body. If you can ensure that there are enough beans in your diet, it is indeed good for blood pressure control. When cooking, you can use beans with rice, oats, millet, corn and other cereals to make grain rice, coarse cereal porridge and so on, which are all relatively healthy eating methods.
Of course, if you don’t like to soak black beans in jealousy, you can replace it with something else.
Can red wine soak onion lower blood pressure?
Truth: It is ten thousand to soak onions in red wine to lower blood pressure! Wan! Make! No! Yes! Ah!
Onion is a very good vegetable, and there are indeed some [active ingredients] that may have antihypertensive and lipid-lowering effects, but unless onion is eaten as a meal, the [active ingredients] cannot reach the [effective dose] at all. ()
As for red wine, resveratrol has the function of regulating blood lipid, but in order to achieve an effective dose, it is not enough to drink wine as water every day. Besides, long-term drinking will damage the liver and affect blood lipid, which is very unfavorable to people with “three highs”.
Can I just drink a little? In fact, it is not recommended either, because alcohol is very addictive and you drink too much if you are not careful. Besides, there is no authoritative organization that promotes drinking to protect your health.
Therefore, if there are problems such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia, don’t place your hopes on onions or red wine to control the disease, but listen to the doctor.
This is useless, that is useless, what should I do?
Many people with hypertension feel that their symptoms are not obvious, and they are worried about the side effects of antihypertensive drugs, so they decide not to take drugs and like to find some folk remedies [dietotherapy].
In fact, this kind of practice is very dangerous. The harm of hypertension does not lie in the symptoms that make you uncomfortable, but in the damage to important organs and systemic blood vessels unconsciously. When these damages become more and more serious, it is easy to cause very dangerous complications such as myocardial infarction and stroke.
The last thing to suffer is yourself, right?
Therefore, if the doctor thinks it is necessary to take medicine after assessing the risks, then listen to the doctor and don’t stop taking medicine at will.
If you want to help control your blood pressure by diet, you should adjust it from the whole, and there are still some important ones.
In short, those who should take medicine, those who should adjust their diet, those who should exercise, and those who should quit smoking and drinking should quit smoking and drinking. These are the keys to maintaining health.
In a word: it is a waste of time to eat more [magic food] every day without paying attention to a reasonable diet structure, not insisting on exercise, not taking medicine according to the doctor’s requirements, not getting rid of bad living habits.
As long as you remember this sentence, you can keep healthy and will not be fooled.