High blood pressure, as the name suggests, is a condition marked by raised blood pressure levels. If the condition is not managed properly, high blood pressure could even lead to a stroke. High blood pressure patients need to be extra cautious about their diet. Excessively spicy food and over-consumption of sodium, trans-fats and processed food may prove to be a risky affair for your blood pressure levels. You can consult your doctor or nutritionist for an ideal high blood pressure diet. Many experts are most likely to suggest you load up on leafy green vegetables for fiber and antioxidants. Seasonal fruits and vegetables with high amounts of potassium are also good for your heart. Potassium helps negate the ill-effects of sodium. It makes you expel extra sodium from your system through urine. Oats could prove to be an incredible addition to your high blood pressure diet. Oats are profusely rich with fibre and protein; they are also packed with potassium. Did you know that 100 grams of oats contain close to 486 mg of potassium? Here are some oat recipes you could include in your high blood pressure diet.
4 Oat Recipes That You Could Add To Your High Blood Pressure Diet:
1. Oats Idli
Tearing into soft and puffy idli is one of our favourite ways to start our morning. Since idlis are not deep-fried, they also save you so many calories. This special idli is not made with rice batter but with a healthy oat batter.
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2. Oats Khichdi
This healthy and wholesome khichdi is made with the goodness of oats, moong dal, cumin, tomatoes, and green peas. A vegetarian extravaganza, this khichdi is a must-try. You can have it for lunch or dinner. Pair it with yogurt or chutney of your choice. You may want to keep the pickles aside.
This thick and lush porridge is ideal to keep you satisfied till lunch. Banana is one of the best sources of potassium among fruits. This recipe also packs the goodness of almonds that are also good for your heart.
(Also Read: How To Ripen Bananas; 4 Simple And Handy Tips)
Desserts can be healthy too! Don't believe us, try this fibre-rich apple crumble and you would know what we mean. Jowar, oats and apple are teeming with health benefits that could help bolster your heart health.
Consume these recipes in moderation and do consult your doctor before you are making any major alteration to your diet.
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