6 Nigerian Foods That Can Help Deal With Hypertension

Hypertension, which is as a result of high blood pressure is often referred to as ‘silent killer’ because it (blood pressure) comes with no symptoms but can lead to serious health issues eventually.

However, the kind of lifestyle choices you make can help deal with hypertension positively or negatively. However, failing to make good lifestyle changes can cause blood vessel damage that can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and other problems.

Lifestyle changes like healthy eating and exercising can help you deal with hypertension/high blood pressure.

ALSO READ: Why You Should Check Your Blood Pressure Regularly

Here are 6 Nigerian foods to help,

1. Beans


Beans are one of the nutritious and versatile foods in the world which helps deal with a lot of health problem, including hypertension.

Beans contain soluble fiber, magnesium, and potassium, all excellent ingredients for lowering blood pressure and improving overall heart health.

2. Potatoes


Potatoes are high in potassium and magnesium, two minerals that can help to lower your blood pressure and it is also rich in fibre content, which is helpful for an overall healthy diet.

3. Yam


Yam contains 30% of your daily needed vitamin C, fibre, vitamin B6 which helps to lower the blood pressure and 25% potassium.

Potassium helps to reverse the effects of sodium. Vitamin B6 protects the blood vessels, and it breaks down to homocysteine, excess homocysteine in the blood can lead to stroke and other heart diseases. So take in moderation.

4. Oats


Oatmeal is high in fibre, low in fat, and low in sodium which makes it helpful in lowering your blood pressure and dealing with hypertension.

However, try to avoid using sugar when taking your oat. Honey is a better option.

5. Banana


Banana, like every other fruit, has a lot of health benefits and are rich in healthy nutrients.

Bananas are a great way to add potassium to your diet. So, eating foods that are rich in this mineral will help regulate your blood pressure and prevent blood thickening, which makes it a better substitutes for supplements.

6. Avocado for hypertension


The oleic acid found in avocados can reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Also, avocados contain potassium and folate, which are both essential for heart health and is rich in vitamins A, K, B and E.

Keeping hypertension at bay is totally possible when you make the right food choices and exercising. Try these Nigerian foods for a start!

Kehinde Omotosho is a content writer at healthfacts.ng who enjoys the punching sounds of the keyboard when conjuring words together to make a full entity. When she is not typing, she's examining a few fashion pieces and playing dress-up. Meeting people and smiling always are a few of her hobbies. For more details, send an email to info@healthfacts.ng


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