Full your diet with more healthy unsaturated fat so thus most of your dietary fat doesn’t come from unhealthy fat.
Avocados, fish (like tuna and salmon), and nuts are great sources of unsaturated fats. These healthy fats are not only helpful to avoid excessive consumption of unhealthy fats, but some are also rich omega-3 fatty acids (good for your heart health).
Alcohol or beverages rich in alcohol
Experts have confirmed that too much drinking alcohol is a nightmare for the health of your heart and cardiovascular system.
If you drink, do it so moderation (not more than one drink a day for women, and not more than 2 drinks for men – recommended by the American Heart Association)! But it’s much better to avoid alcohol!
How about caffeinated beverages?
Beverages rich in caffeine can cause a temporary kick-up in blood pressure (BP). Nevertheless, it’s not known yet whether it has a role to increase the risk of hypertension. The long-term effect of caffeine on blood pressure is still debatable.
But if you have hypertension or when the level of your BP is being higher than normal, your doctor usually asks you to avoid caffeine!
See also in-depth information about the link between caffeine and blood pressure in this section!
Are eggs good or bad for high blood pressure?
While eggs contain cholesterol ‘especially in the egg yolk’, the egg white is free of cholesterol’.
Also, eggs are also rich in protein and other essential nutrients for your body! Plus, they are very affordable in price and you can get them easily anywhere, anytime!
In general, eating eggs (including for the egg yolk) is safe for hypertensive people. But the American Heart Association recommends ‘not more than one egg’ per day! However to keep safe, ask your doctor first!