High Blood Pressure: THIS is the breakfast you should consume to lower your hypertension

High Blood Pressure aka hypertension affects one in three Indians, and it is unfortunately increasing at an alarming rate. The health disorder is also known as the silent killer as the symptoms of the easily missed. Read on to know one of the best breakfast dishes to lower your BP.
High Blood Pressure: THIS is the breakfast you should consume to lower your hypertensionHigh Blood Pressure: THIS is the breakfast you should consume to lower your hypertension
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High Blood Pressure aka Hypertension affects one in three Indians, and it is, unfortunately, increasing at an alarming rate. The health disorder is also known as the silent killer as the symptoms of the easily missable. So, it is important to keep checking BP reading regularly even if you are young. If left untreated the same can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disorders, brain, and eye-related issues as well. Simple lifestyle changes such as reducing salt intake, increasing the consumption of potassium and healthy foods, regular physical activity are generally recommended. 

Speaking of diet, one should go for a balanced and healthy diet comprising of veggies and fruits and soon you will witness a drop in BP readings. Health experts recommend having potassium, low-fat-high fiber diet as the same helps. Coming to breakfast, the same is the most important meal of the day but we often skip it. But that's not healthy and one of the best breakfasts one can have is oats. They are very healthy and especially great for high BP patients. As per many studies, eating oats help to keep blood pressure in check. For the unversed, the fiber content especially the soluble fiber is associated in lowering blood pressure.

As per a 12-week study which was conducted over 110 people who had high bp were asked to consume 8gm of fiber from oats per day to reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. For the unversed, systolic pressure is the one which has a higher number and it measures the force at which our heart pumps blood to the body. On the other hand, diastolic pressure is the lower reading and it measures the resistance to the blood flow inside our arteries. 

In another study,18 people were asked to consume 5.5g of beta-glucan (a soluble fiber) per day and after the study, they saw reducted 7.5 and 5.5mmHg reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

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Physical activity

Aside from medications and a healthy diet, one should make sure that they are always active as being active and doing regular exercise helps to keep heart and blood vessels' condition good. The same also helps to lose weight and being obese is one of the causes of high BP too. As per research, adults should at least indulge in 2 hours of moderate-intensity activity such as walking, running and cycling, per week. 

Bottom line

Oats is a superfood and one should include in diet for being healthy and to keep high BP at bay. Make sure you consult your doctor before starting off having oats.

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