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High Blood Pressure Diet: This Summer Drink May Help Manage Hypertension

Anindita Ghosh 0

High Blood Pressure Diet: This Summer Drink May Help Manage Hypertension

Summer Drink for High Blood Pressure: Coconut water may help keep BP under check

Highlights
  • High BP affects millions of Indians every year
  • Hypertension symptoms may be managed through healthy diet
  • Coconut water may help improve BP readings

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition where the pressure of blood against the walls of vessels is persistently elevated. A blood pressure close to 120/90 is considered normal and is considered high when it crosses 140/90. There are millions of cases of hypertension reported every year and it can last for years or can even be life-long. What makes hypertension a serious condition is that it often has no symptoms, and if left untreated over a long period of time, it may lead to serious health conditions like heart disease and strokes. Hypertension patients have to take special care of their daily meals and follow a strict high blood pressure diet to manage symptoms of the condition. This season demands that BP patients include healthy summer drinks in their diet.

Adding certain foods and drinks to your daily diet may help regulate symptoms of hypertension. Ideally, high blood pressure patients should eat foods that are low in sodium and saturated fat content and rich in fibre. Eating low-calorie and low-fat nutrient-rich foods and drinks may work wonders for hypertension patients, and during summers, one such BP-friendly drink is coconut water.