Sunday, October 4, 2009

Almonds are healthy


Almond seed good for people with high blood pressure?

Almonds are healthy as an addition to not just a heart patient’s diet, but to any diet. They are particularly beneficial for patients suffering from hypertension.

Almonds are an excellent dietary source for protein because they have a high protein content while they do not contain any cholesterol.

Vitamin E, which acts and demonstrates powerful antioxidant properties, is also present in almonds. They are also a good source of magnesium, containing even more than is present in spinach. Almonds are in fact rich in a number of vital minerals and vitamins.

They contain zinc, copper, manganese, iron and trace amounts of riboflavin and thiamin the B vitamins. Their calcium content and fiber content are higher than in any other of the nuts.

Almonds although high in fat like all other nuts, contain mono-saturated fats, which are considered healthy.

Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure

In addition to including almonds in your diet, there are other dietary and lifestyle practices you should follow.

> Make sure that you are not overweight and if you are, work to lower your weight and blood pressure.

> Some amount of mild exercise and physical activity is essential if not to lose weight at least to control your blood pressure.

> Calcium, potassium and magnesium are absolutely essential for controlling your blood pressure. All of these minerals and other essential vitamins are present in fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are essentials in your diet and should in fact be the main feature of your diet.

> Oily fish are also healthy as they contain a number of healthy fats. Include them in your diet but in moderation. Avoid fatty foods and most meats. Lean meats and poultry are also fine but in moderation.

> Dairy products are a good source of calcium, but control your intake as they are also high in fats. Switch to skimmed milk and low fat dairy products. Soybeans are a good dietary source of calcium.

> Avoid all processed and refined foods, junk foods and fried foods as these are all rich in harmful saturated fats.

> Be very careful with and control your intake of salt.

> In addition to diet and exercise it is important that you do not have to endure prolonged stress.

Make it a point to relax and never get too stressed. Some amount of stress is unavoidable, but try to avoid stressful situations as far as possible. Activities like meditation and yoga can help cope with stress.

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