Hypertension can be experienced by anyone, especially those who have genetic factors combined with an unhealthy lifestyle and diet. To prevent hypertension or worsen hypertension, it is necessary to avoid factors that can increase the risk, one of which is by changing diet.
What is the recommended diet to prevent hypertension or control hypertension? People with hypertension can apply DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)
Limit sugar intake les than 4 tablespoons per day
Limit salt intake less than 1 tsp per day, reduce salt when cooking, and limit processed and fast food
Limit fatty or fried foods less than 5 tablespoons of oil per day, and eat fish containing protein at least 3 times per week
Consume 5 servings (400-500 grams) of fruits and vegetables per day (1 serving is equivalent to 1 orange, apple, mango, banana, or 3 tablespoons of cooked vegetables)
Control the amount of nutrition to avoid obesity
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