Thursday, 10 March 2022


Blood Pressure

When Last Did You Check Your Blood Pressure??? 

(At a good hospital checking your blood pressure and weight is a top priority)


High Blood Pressure has been referred to as a "Silent Killer"

This is because it creeps up and before you know it... SERIOUS TROUBLE 

As we age, the chances of having high blood pressure persistently increase 

Blood pressure is the force exerted on the walls of your arteries by the blood as your heart pumps it around your body,

This process is a vital part of how your heart and circulation work,

Your blood pressure naturally goes up and down all the time, adjusting to your heart’s needs depending on the activities you are performing ✨✨

High blood pressure is when your blood pressure is persistently higher than normal.

A blood pressure reading under 120/80 mmHg and up to 139/89 mmHg are in the normal to high normal range.

Blood pressure that’s high over a long time is one of the main risk factors for heart disease.

As you get older, the chances of having persistently high blood pressure increase.

It is very important to be aware of foods that are more likely to affect our blood pressure in a negative way.

Many social activities involve eating and drinking with friends and family, so it is essential to understand which foods to avoid and which foods should be approached with moderation.


Surprisingly, the consumption of alcohol in little quantities has actually been shown to reduce heart disease risk.

Consuming alcohol in moderation and in recommended amounts – limited to two servings per day for men and one serving for women🎀

Too much alcohol can result to initial dehydration and long-term weight gain, both consequently increasing blood pressure.🎗

Packaged and Processed Meats

👉Prepackaged meats, including breakfast sausages and hot dogs, tend to be loaded with sodium

Despite the misbelief that deli meats, such as turkey, may serve as lean protein source, added salt is common.

Avoid the hidden sodium by purchasing directly from the butcher rather than from the grocer’s refrigerated section.


Salt and sodium are villains when it comes to living with high blood pressure and heart disease.

Research suggests that people with high blood pressure limit their daily sodium intake to just 1,500 milligrams (mg).

According to the Mayo Clinic, the average Person eats about 3,400 mg a day, more than twice that amount.

Some of the saltiest packaged foods include:

Deli meat

Frozen pizza

Vegetable juices

Canned soup

Canned or bottled tomato products

Fatty Foods

A low-fat diet is recommended for most people who need to reach or maintain a healthy weight. 

A lower-fat diet may also help you keep your cholesterol levels low, or reduce them if you need to.

High cholesterol can increase your risk of a stroke, or heart disease, and so if you already know that you have high cholesterol it’s even more important to make sure that you keep your blood pressure healthy. Not all fats are bad - you can still eat foods that contain ‘good’ polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats (think oily fish, avocado, and olive oil) although don’t overdo it as they can still lead to weight gain. 

Try to avoid saturated fats, these are usually found in processed foods like pies and cakes, red meats, butter, palm oil, and ghee.

Every Home or Family Needs

 A Good Blood Pressure Machine 

A Portable and Accurate Blood Sugar Machine

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