What to pay attention to in the diet of hypertensive patients in summer

yourhealth 2020-7-26 23:32:34 disease view View comments

In summer, patients with hypertension are more likely to have myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular embolism than in other seasons, so hypertension patients should adjust their diet in summer. So what should be paid attention to in the diet of hypertensive patients in summer?

There are many dietary taboos for hypertensive patients. Some foods that are common to us ordinary people are not allowed to be eaten for hypertensive patients. Today, the editor will summarize the three precautions for summer diet for hypertensive patients and the foods that hypertensive patients cannot eat in summer. Let’s take a look.


Three precautions for summer diet for hypertensive patients

1. Avoid eating spicy and greasy food

Patients with high blood pressure should not eat greasy and spicy foods. Common spicy foods include onions, garlic, ginger, mustard, leeks, peppers, cinnamon, star anise, onions, etc. People with high blood pressure should not eat peppers. Chili is a hot food. Although it is very appetizing, you should not eat more in summer, especially for hypertensive patients. If a hypertensive patient has symptoms such as fever, constipation, and pain, eating chili will aggravate the symptoms and offset the effects of antihypertensive drugs. In summer, you should pay attention to a light and nutritious diet; at the same time, you should always add water to prevent blood viscosity from increasing and prevent other cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

2. Avoid high cholesterol food

Patients with hypertension should control cholesterol-rich animal fat and other foods (such as egg yolk, animal organs, fish roe, shrimp, crab roe, cuttlefish, etc.). Cholesterol is a substance that is not good for blood pressure. Foods high in cholesterol are also taboo for people with high blood pressure. Some people like to eat pork liver, beef brain, salted duck egg yolk, and other foods such as dog meat, fat pork, pork liver, chicken, duck eggs, brain and kidney are high in cholesterol, so it is best not to taste or Eat less.

3. Limit the amount of salt

Controlling sodium intake is conducive to lowering and stabilizing blood pressure. Cooking salt should be reduced in the diet, and it is advisable not to exceed 6g per person per day. Eat more potassium-rich, calcium-rich foods but low-sodium foods. Potassium-rich foods include potatoes, taro, eggplant, lettuce, kelp, wax gourd, watermelon, citrus, etc. Foods rich in calcium are: milk, yogurt, shrimp skin, tahini, green vegetables, etc.

Three foods that hypertensive patients cannot eat in summer

High-calorie food

High-calorie foods (glucose, sucrose, chocolate, etc.) can induce obesity, and the incidence of hypertension in obese people is higher than that of normal weight people. Patients with hypertension are mostly overweight or obese. Therefore, patients with this disease should restrict high-calorie foods.

chicken soup

The nutritional value of chicken soup is very high, and drinking more chicken soup will increase cholesterol and blood pressure. Therefore, chicken soup cannot be used blindly as a nutritional supplement for patients, especially those suffering from high blood pressure. Otherwise, it will only further aggravate the condition and be harmful to the body.


This kind of food is high in fat. Although it is high in protein, it has a high content of saturated fatty acids, which can easily cause hyperlipidemia in the blood and induce coronary heart disease.

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