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Pomegranate contains antioxidants and bioactive polyphenols, which possess many medicinal qualities beneficial for hypertension.

Hypertension is one of India's most common lifestyle diseases and is often termed a "silent killer" disease. The condition exhibits no symptoms even if blood pressure reaches a dangerously high level, making a person prone to having a cardiac arrest or stroke.

With the fast-paced life and demanding work schedules, everyone is under a significant level of stress. The pandemic has further escalated the stress levels due to work from home, resulting in longer working hours. Hypertension refers to a condition where the long-term force of the blood is unusually high against the artery walls leading to several other diseases over time, notes Sharanya S Shastry, a dietician at Apollo Spectra Hospital, Bangalore.

Regular headaches, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath are a few symptoms of high blood pressure, these are not specific to only hypertension and don't occur till the blood pressure is at a severely increased level, says the expert. According to Shastry, including a few foods in the daily diet can help manage hypertension as these foods have medicinal properties. A few superfoods for hypertension are:

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Pomegranate

This delicious fruit contains antioxidants and bioactive polyphenols, which possess many medicinal qualities beneficial for hypertension. One can simply include a bowl of fresh fruit as their mid-morning snack.


Hypertension A glass of raw beetroot juice or a cooked vegetarian dish of beetroot can significantly reduce high blood pressure levels in 2-3 hours of consumption. Unsplash


Jamun fruit

High blood pressure can cause narrowing of the blood vessels, and this fruit contains potassium, which is good for the muscles. Besides being a wonder fruit for hypertension, Jamun fruit is also good for managing elevated cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Beetroot


This has been a go-to superfood for Olympians as it contains natural nitrates, which are converted into nitric oxide by the digestive system. A glass of raw beetroot juice or a cooked vegetarian dish of beetroot can significantly reduce high blood pressure levels in 2-3 hours of consumption.

Garlic

Garlic has been known to have medicinal properties for ages as it produces a natural compound called allicin on being crushed or chopped. It can bring blood pressure down instantly and is an excellent option to be added to the everyday food intake of hypertension patients.

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Hypertension Garlic can bring blood pressure down instantly and is an excellent option to be added to the everyday food intake of hypertension patients. Unsplash


Methi/fenugreek

Both leaves and seeds are rich in fiber, Calcium and they reduce the level of LDL/TG in the body resulting in bringing the blood pressure down. Hence include methi seeds in your tadka or a methi paratha in your diet.

Foods that have a proven history of helping maintain a healthy blood pressure level. A combination of these and a moderate level of physical activity daily can significantly help manage hypertension. While working from home, try to create a sleep routine that gives the body ample time to reboot and reset.

As we wait for this pandemic to pass, health must become of prime importance to boost immunity and battle the consequences of the virus. (IANS/KB)


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