High blood pressure can be controlled and prevented with food and lifestyle changes – and with a targeted, specialized meal plan filled with foods that benefit hypertension. This common health concern might be related to other conditions, but it can also be connected to your diet and everyday lifestyle. So, when you need to get high blood pressure under control, a targeted diet can be a helpful solution.
For more information about keeping blood pressure under control through your diet, check out How to Eat Well for High Blood Pressure. Plus, our recipe ideas below will help you start putting it into action.
Sample One-Day Meal Plan to Control High Blood Pressure
|Breakfast||1 Almond Butter and Banana Muffin||8 oz 100% natural orange juice (not from concentrate) 16 oz water|
|Lunch||1 serving Mexican Kale & Bean Salad topped with 5 oz grilled or baked skinless chicken OR 5 oz canned tuna or salmon||16 oz water OR 8 oz milk or almond milk plus 8 oz water|
|Snack||¼ cup raisins with ¼ cup raw unsalted cashews||16 oz water|
|Dinner||1 serving Slow Cooker Vegetarian Tamale Pie plus 1 cup sautéed or steamed spinach, kale, or mustard greens (from 6-8 cups fresh)||16 oz water OR 8 oz low-fat milk or almond milk plus 8 oz water|
Nutrients (per day): 1,704 calories, 61 g total fat, 14 g saturated fat, 260 g cholesterol, 1,468 mg sodium, 267 g carb, 35 g fiber, 90 g sugar, 105 g protein
Jessie Shafer is a registered dietitian, team member at The Real Food RDs, former magazine editor, avid cyclist, and busy mom of two who loves to share her enthusiasm for the fun of eating well.