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Foods that help with high blood pressure.

My parents came by this afternoon. My dad can't keep his blood pressure regulated and had had a bad spell yesterday. He asked my mom to get online and look for foods that might help. She had already done this a while back and learned that tomato juice is supposed to help but he wouldn't drink it, but now he's ready to try again. So last night before bed he went to the fridge and got him a glass, then went to bed and told mom he "didn't know how she could drink that stuff as thick as it was". Apparently he told her he had to add hot water to get it thin enough to drink so she went to see what had happened to the juice. He had picked up the spaghetti sauce by mistake.
Be careful with tomato juice. It can be loaded with sodium. Potatoes, bananas, anything high in potassium or magnesium would help.
robb65 · 56-60, M
@Celebration Probably not as high as the spaghetti sauce he drank though......
@robb65 #facts
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
Foods that have a diuretic effect might be helpful. Beets, beet juice, lemon or lime juice, watermelon, dandelion etc. There is a good article about natural diuretics on the Healthline website.
MrBrownstone · 46-50, M
Try apple cider vinegar.
Penny · 46-50, F
coconut water is very high in potassium. beets are good for blood pressure. they sell beet chews at the vitamin shoppe that help too if he doesnt like cooked beets
Fluffybull · F
@Penny I take beetroot extract from a healthfood shop and lowered my BP naturally from 145/80 to 112/70. 👍
Fluffybull · F
Beetroot, bananas, broccoli. The "three Bs" are particularly high in potassium which lowers blood pressure. Also take magnesium and avoid salt.
akindheart · 61-69, F
oh no... tell him magnesium helps too
WaryWitchWandering · 36-40, F
It’s funny but not at the same time

That he drank tomato sauce is hilarious… the high blood pressure part is not (and the fact that like you said, the tomato sauce probably didn’t help matters with its sodium content)
robb65 · 56-60, M
@WaryWitchWandering It wasn't the only crazy thing he's done this week and it's only Tuesday. I went up to their place yesterday and before I got there he had been patching the bathroom ceiling and had mixed an oil based paint with a water based sheet rock mud. I'm still not sure at what point he realized it. I asked him about it when he called this morning but he doesn't hear very well and missed that part of the question. My sister called him before I could repeat the question so he had to go.
ronisme1 · 61-69, M
Mardrae · 56-60
TheDisciplinarian · 56-60, M
Is Less about foods you eat
More
About foods you should Greatly Limit

Greatly Reduce Salt and Sugar foods !!
@TheDisciplinarian That seems to be just about everything ! So it really [b]is[/b], "what’s left ?" 😭
TheDisciplinarian · 56-60, M
@bijouxbroussard humm

Well i was Diagnosed stage 3 CKD ..told within a couple months i was to be put on transplant list...
I also was listed as a Pre-diabetic.. ( both 5 years ago )

I since Lost 114 lbs
My kidney function Fully in normal range
As is Now my Blood sugars

Did so in Fully changing and modifing my diet
@TheDisciplinarian That’s very inspiring. I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2016. I took classes suggested by my doctor, joined a support group and lost 60 lbs. One of the many books I bought (because I like to cook) was the one below. I continue to refer to it in making old recipes diabetic-friendly. I began with an A1C of 11.7; it’s been between 6.5-6.6 the last few tests.
Scribbles · 31-35, F
I always heard that a low sodium diet and eating beets, bananas, and broccoli help. But I'm not expert.

But perhaps getting something that can measure his blood pressure throughout the day may be helpful because then he can figure out what he needs.and what affects his blood pressure. If your dad already wears a watch, maybe a Fitbit or something isn't that big of a change.
cherokeepatti · 61-69, F
@Scribbles Low-sugar diet helps too. Sugar is crystalline and causes swelling if it’s eaten a lot in foods. They always pick on salt though. Also avoid MSG because it’s sodium but doesn’t have any nutrition unlike Himalayan sea salt.
robb65 · 56-60, M
@Scribbles This may sound odd, but what affected him Monday was the cold air. His lungs are scarred from working in the cotton mill when he was in his teens. Monday he apparently was feeling ok and doing some work in the house, he then went outside thinking he wouldn't be out very long (and it really wasn't that cold) . Momma heard something and looked out the door to find him trying to crawl back up the steps. I must have got there shortly after she got him back in, he was sitting at the table with his blood pressure cuff still on his arm. He must have took something before I got there and after a little while he checked it again and it was getting better. Yesterday he seemed back to normal and had taken mom to town after lunch to buy groceries.
Confined · 56-60, MVIP
Garlic brings down blood pressure. Use sparingly can bring it down tooooo much.
DiegoWolfe · 36-40
Fried stuff help raise blood pressure, greens and health food help lower it
DiegoWolfe · 36-40
@robb65 Yoi should get him in to a doctors office as he may need to be on meds to regulate his pressure as the varried fluctuation could idicate heart issues
robb65 · 56-60, M
@DiegoWolfe He has meds for high bp but keeping it regulated is a problem. It will probably level out some once the weather gets warm and he can get outside and mess around with his tractors. He has an appointment with a specialist one day this week. He had heart surgery 30 something years ago now so it's something he's been dealing with for a long time.
DiegoWolfe · 36-40
@robb65 Well keep him calm and be ready to rush to an er if he bottoms out
Fairydust · F
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KiwiBird · 36-40, F
Low salt diet. Foods with less than 120 mg/100 grams. Hard to find if processed food. Even most bread exceeds this guideline.
SW-User
Celery with like low sodium dip or alone
smileylovesgaming · 31-35, F
No more steak and beans and hamburger's
Mellowgirl · 31-35, F
Sorry I laughed
Garlic passes the study.
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akindheart · 61-69, F
@Stereoguy i watch him too
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SW-User
@Stereoguy That's what I was going to suggest. Asking a legit medical professional is best.

 
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