Diet and high blood pressure

Specific foods which can lower blood pressure. Chocolate. 40-100g per day (but be careful of the sugar content or the effects may be negated!). Dark chocolate is probably best, but not proven. Hot cocoa (not hot chocolate) with a dash of sugar is a good way of consuming the cocoa. Curry leaves (pictured above - … Continue reading Diet and high blood pressure

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Carbohydrates and gluten

Basically¬†eat a wide variety, always choose whole grain. Gluten and gluten-like proteins can cause inflammation in the gut. In most people this is insignificant, but in those prone to inflammatory conditions, they find avoiding gluten helpful. Predominantly gluten containing food includes: Wheat (bread, pasta, cous cous, noodles, bulghar wheat, semolina) DO NOT eat these if … Continue reading Carbohydrates and gluten