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  • Writer's pictureSujata Kale-Banerjea

Metabolic Syndromes: Hypertension and Hypertension

The most common reason for high Blood Pressure is blood presses onto the artery walls is higher than it should be. Narrowed arteries plugged with fatty deposits are usually linked to poor eating, habits, little physical activity and High Stress

Other factors that increase the risk:

  • Obesity

  • Too much salt intake

  • Alcohol and smoking

  • Stress, anger, and anxiety – emotional causes

  • Kidney disorders

  • Presence of toxic metals- cadmium, leas and mercury

  • Caffeine excess

How Nutrition Can Help:

  • Mineral intake: green leafy vegetables

  • Avoiding table salt, okay to finish your meals with high quality sea salt in a moderate quantity

  • Foods rich in vitamin A (all yellow, orange cultured vegetables)

  • Omega 3 fats are anti inflammatory, and artery damage involves inflammation. Include fish like sardines, mackerel, salmon etc., along with cold pressed oils, nuts and seeds

  • Including foods that are rich in anti oxidants

  • Asparagus: high in potassium and low in sodium and contains asperagin which helps with kidney function

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