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Sample menu for hypertension

Hypertension is a slowly progressive disease and many times diagnosed during unrelated medical examination. The common types of hypertension can not be cured but can be controlled effectively by change in life style, diet and medication, alone or in combination. With a good control a person can lead a good quality normal life. Diet is an integral part in the management for hypertension. Just by disciplining himself on what he eat, he can surely reduce his medicine requirement and many times even could get ride off medicine.

A low fat, low sodium and high potassium diet will help to lower high blood pressure. High intake of animal fat or hydrogenated oils, which contain saturated fatty acids, is better to be avoided. The cholesterol rich foods such as liver, meat, organ meat, egg yolk, lobster, crab and prawns also should be avoided in the diet. Poultry with out skin are better than other types of meat. The dietary oils should consist of vegetable oil like corn oil, olive oil, safflower oil and sunflower oil.

Sodium can be restricted to 2-3 gm per day where as potassium intake should be increased especially with patients who are on diuretics which do not spare potassium. Apricots, tomato, chickoo, watermelon, banana, bitter gourd, bottle gourd, brinjal and potato should be included in the daily diet since they contain low sodium and high potassium. Avoid baking powder and soda in all the preparations. Avoid salty items like chips, pickles, canned and tinned foodstuff, salted butter and cheese, pappad, sea fish, dried fish, and salted meat Hypertensive patients with kidney disease should avoid a high intake of potassium as it puts an excessive load on the kidney.

Sample Menu for 1800 kcal Diet

Diet plan A (Vegetarian) Diet plan B(Non vegetarian)
Early morning Tea / Coffee - 1 cup Tea / Coffee - 1 cup
Breakfast Idli - 2
Sambar - 1/2 cup
Milk with sugar -1 cup
Oats - 3 tbsp
Banana - 1
Milk with sugar - 1 cup
Mid morning Chikoo - 2 nos Butter milk /
skim milk curd - 1 glass
Lunch Rice - 1 cup
Chapathi - 2 nos
Moong Dhal - 1/2 cup
French beans Veg - 1 cup
Salad - A good helping
Rice - 1 cup
Chapathi - 2 nos
Fish curry - 1 piece
Bindi Veg - 1 cup
Salad - A good helping
Mid evening Tea / Coffee - 1 cup Tea / Coffee - 1 cup
Dinner Peas soup - 1 bowl
Veg pulao - 1 cup
Raita with veg - 1 1/2 cup
Salad - A good helping
Tomato soup - 1 bowl
Chicken tandoori - 1 piece
Mixed veg - 1 cup
Plain nan - 1
Salad - A good helping
Bed time Skim milk
with crushed garlic - 3/4 cup
Skim milk
with crushed garlic - 3/4 cup

Sample Menu for 2100 kcal Diet


Diet plan A (Vegetarian) Diet plan B (Non vegetarian)
Early morning Tea / Coffee - 1 cup Tea / Coffee - 1 cup
Breakfast Veg sandwich - 1
Milk with sugar - 1 cup
Egg sandwich - 1
Milk with sugar - 1 cup
Mid morning Water melon juice- 1 glass Orange juice - 1 glass
Lunch Rice - 1 1/2 cup
Chapathi - 2
Dhal - 1 cup
Torai Veg - 1 1/2 cup
Curd - 1 cup
Salad 1 serving
Rice - 1 1/2 cup
Chapathi - 2
Fish curry - 2 piece
Brinjal Veg - 1 1/2 cup
Salad with paneer - 1 serving
Mid evening Tea / Coffee - 1 cup Tea / Coffee - 1 cup
Dinner Chapathi - 2
Dhal - 1 cup
Parwal Veg - 1 1/2 cup
Paneer - 2 pieces
Salad - 1 serving
Chapathi - 2
Grilled chicken - 2 leg (small)
Karela veg - 1 1/2 cup
salad - 1 serving
Bed time Banana - 1 Papaya - 1/4th of a medium size

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