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How bad diet affects the blood pressure level

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Do you think your diet plan or food that you eat has any effect on the blood pressure? There are certain foods that may increase or decrease blood pressure. Dr. Dinesh Sehgal, Interventional Cardiologist at Sapra Multispecialty hospital, Hisar suggests the relationship between diet and blood pressure.

Good Diet and Bad Diet have an equal effect on Heart. A bad diet can lead to Heart Disease or high blood pressure. A diet rich in Sugar, Salt, Fats is termed as Bad diet. Improving your diet reduces your risk of heart disease in many ways, including helping lower levels of high cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar and insulin, as well as preventing obesity and improving your heart and blood vessel function.

 There are some foods that you must not eat or eat in limits to keep your heart healthy strong.

1. Refined and processed grains and carbohydrates: Refined or processed foods like white bread, white rice, low-fiber breakfast cereals, sweets, and sugars are not good for cardiac health. They are not good as refinement or processing removes the natural structure of the food. Processing of any food often adds many ingredients that are less healthy, particularly trans fats, sodium, and sugars. Thus, eat refined or processed food occasionally.

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2. Drinks: Soda and sugary drinks: Like refined and processed food, soft drinks also have an ill effect on heart health. In addition, to affect heart rate and blood pressure, soft drinks increases the bodyweight too.

3. Red Meat / processed Meat: Bacon, Chicken, sausage, red meat, or pork can raise your low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol, and increases your chance of a heart attack or stroke. They are full of salt, which bumps up your blood pressure and makes your heart work harder. High amounts of sodium can lead to stroke, heart disease, and heart failure.

4. Foods undergo deep-frying: French fries, fried chicken and fried snacks increased the risk of heart disease. Frying creates trans fats, a type of fat that can raise the bad type of cholesterol and lower the good cholesterol.

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5. Cookies, cakes, and muffins that are called baked food should be taken on less quantity.  They’re loaded with added sugar, which leads to weight gain and can also lead to heart disease. White flour is the main ingredient that may spike blood sugar levels and in turn, increase blood pressure.

6. Drinking alcohol can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure, strokes, and weight gain. So if you don’t already drink, don’t start.

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These are some of the foods that constitute a bad diet and avoiding this diet can save you from a heart attack and high blood pressure. Eat nutritional diet including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, cut salt and sugar intake for a healthy life. Include 30-minute exercise in your daily routine.

dr. dinesh sehgal cardiologist in hisar

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. Jugaadin.com does not claim responsibility for this information.

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