Eat foods high in potassium. Potassium can help with blood pressure.
Foods high in potassium:
Peas & Lentils
Green Leafy Vegetables
A key to healthy eating is choosing and preparing foods lower in salt and sodium.
This can help in controlling blood pressure. By keeping a normal blood pressure, you can lower your chances of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg).
Further reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who are:
- 51 years of age and older
- Any age who are African American
- Any age who have high blood pressure,
diabetes, or kidney disease
Add less salt at the table and in cooking.
Instead, use spices, herbs, lemon,
lime, vinegar, and salt-free
seasoning blends to flavor food.
Meal Planning Tips:
- Use fewer sauces, mixes, instant products, condiments, and salad
dressings which have added salt.
- Buy the “no salt added” or “reduced sodium” version of foods.
- Buy fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat rather than smoked, cured, or processed
- Choose fruit or vegetables at snack time instead of salty snack foods.
- Limit fast food restaurants meals.
- Limit frozen dinners that are high in sodium.
- Do not add salt to foods for babies. Do not give babies foods that are high in sodium.