Many people know that low-salt diet to hypertensive patients, but few people know, add enough calcium and potassium can reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
Because of increased calcium intake, can make peripheral expansion helps to reduce peripheral vascular resistance. Calcium also diuretic effect; potassium can prevent high blood pressure caused by salt intake, high blood pressure on the light more visible role in blood pressure, increased potassium intake because of help of sodium excretion, therefore, calcium and complement K has a step-down role.
Most effective, the most common and traditional calcium than milk and dairy food, such food is not only rich in calcium, but also rich in other minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin D, can promote calcium absorption and use. As is often accompanied by obesity, hypertension or high blood lipids, therefore, best to drink skim milk hypertension, thus reducing the fat, especially saturated fat intake. Some of the original calcium content of milk on the basis of artificially added calcium, made of high calcium milk, calcium will be a little more, need calcium supplementation can drink this milk. Yogurt is also a very good class of calcium food, it not only calcium, but there are bacteria which can regulate bowel function, suitable for all kinds of people, especially the elderly.
For those who do not like to drink milk or milk intolerant people can eat more of some alternative foods, such as oysters, seaweed and other seaweed, cabbage, cauliflower, kohlrabi, radish, cabbage, Chinese cabbage and other vegetables. Bone soup can also provide the human body needs calcium, but some of the more stress is first necessary to pigs, fish or chicken bones broken, into the water, and vinegar, simmer with the fire until the bones become soft, that they containing calcium have all been dissolved into the soup, and then most of the vinegar has also evaporated. This soup is similar to the calcium content of milk, you can use this soup instead of water or other cooking soup to cook, or cook. The common method of using the bones stew soup calcium is relatively low, can not meet the needs of the human body. Many foods are rich in potassium, in particular, the vast majority of fresh fruits and vegetables such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas, etc., but if accompanied by hypertension and diabetes, we must control the high sugar content of food intake, while the fungus, kelp, seaweed, also rich in potassium, is more suitable for consumption in patients with hypertension and diabetes.