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WHAT IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE (HYPERTENSION)?

We all regularly use the words ‘blood pressure’ when we feel even slightly ill, without really understanding what they mean. Blood pressure (B.P) is merely the pressure exerted on blood vessels by circulating blood due to the rhythmic beating (contraction and relaxation) of the heart. That means normal blood pressure is not something to be worried about – if your heart is beating your blood will exert pressure on the blood vessels.

What is a cause for worry is when a person has high blood pressure (or hypertension). In such a case his heart has to exert more force to pump almost the same quantity of blood within the same time. The two parameters for this are Systolic B.P, which is the pressure exerted during the contraction of the heart, and is always high; and Diastolic B.P, which is the pressure exerted during the relaxation of the heart, and is comparatively low. High blood pressure in an adult is defined as blood pressure equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg systolic pressure or equal to or greater than 90 mm Hg diastolic pressure.

High blood pressure or hypertension is more and more prevalent these days, especially among younger people. Apart from stress and obesity, one of the reasons for this is excessive sodium and salt intake. Most people find it difficult to limit the amount of salt in their cooking, thinking it will affect the taste of their favourite dishes.

DIAGNOSIS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

The easiest and most reliable way to find out if you have high blood pressure is to have your B.P checked regularly. Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mm Hg). The average ideal B.P levels are 120/80 for young people, and 140/90 for older people. Levels equal to or higher than these indicate that you may be suffering from mild, moderate or severe B.P. It is very important to initiate the right treatment once you discover what level of high B.P you suffer from.

Level of severity Systolic B.P Diastolic B.P TREATMENT
Mild B.P (most commonly occurring stage) 140-160 90-100 Can be easily brought back to normal with some life style management, diet modification and proper medication.
Moderate B.P (progressive stage and predisposes one to several other complications like heart disease and diabetes) 160-200 100-120 Should undergo regular blood pressure checks, take required medication, reduce weight, restrict sodium intake, and make appropriate lifestyle modifications.
Severe B.P (highest risk stage) Above 200 Above 120 Once a person’s B.P reaches this level, it is very difficult to bring it back to normal. A person with such high B.P must be very cautious about medications, and maintain the right sodium and potassium ratio in his diet. Lifestyle modifications are also required.

The recipes in this section have been designed to use minimum salt yet retaining its taste and flavour. In most of the recipes we have measured and used the minimum amount of salt required to make a dish appetizing, however you can decrease or increase the salt according to the daily sodium limit prescribed to you. However in other recipes, you can follow a thumb rule – 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon of salt for a serving of 4. Ranging from breakfast options, and soups and Salads to rotis, subzis and international cuisine, the recipes use low-sodium ingredients, limited amount of oil and are devoid of high-sodium processed foods.

Cabbage and Dal Paratha , Dahi Bhindi , Jowar Pyaz ki Roti , Mili Jhuli Subzi and many more recipes are a true treasure for hypertensives. For those who want to please their palate for pickle, can try Carrot Pickle and Green Chilli Pickle . So tuck the salt out of sight, and start reducing your sodium intake. Eat healthy to keep your blood pressure in check.

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Recipe# 22310
07 Jul 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Add zing to your meal with this aromatic Kaddu Soup, which is flavoured beautifully with dill seeds. The delicious combination of pumpkin and carrots is enjoyably sweet, and does not require much salt. Moreover, pumpkin is low in sodium, which makes this Nutritious Pumpkin Soup a boon for thos ....
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Recipe# 40445
05 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 22340
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Did you ever think it is possible to prepare a zero-oil, low-salt pickle? Well, we mean it. Here is a crunchy carrot pickle that can easily pep up boring meals, and it is made with just a mild dash of salt, lemon juice and a tantalising dry masala. You can refrigerate this Carrot Pickle and use it f ....
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Recipe# 22242
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This salad features a unique combination of fruits and vegetables – water-rich watermelon, juicy cucumber, tangy pineapples and sweet carrots – in a peppy lemon and honey dressing. The highlight of the dressing is the addition of ginger, which complements the flavour of watermelon and pineapple wond ....
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Recipe# 1330
12 Oct 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The intelligent combination of sweet and sour fruits makes a great drink without the need for sugar! We have also added a dash of soaked garden cress seeds to the Sweet Lime and Kiwi Juice for that extra iron boost. The iron content of the seeds gets absorbed very well thanks to the vitamin C contri ....
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Recipe# 22220
01 Nov 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Taste bhi, health bhi! Really! This sumptuous Ragi Roti is rich in calcium and protein, which are required to support our bones and maintain the cells in our body respectively. With the mild tanginess of curds, spicy notes of green chillies and the exciting crunch of grated carrot and spring onio ....
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Recipe# 5558
18 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Three Bean Salad features an excellent combination of different beans tossed in a tantalizing lemony basil dressing. The beans offer an ideal low-cal way to consume protein and fibre, which help to keep cholesterol under check. The addition of lemon juice provides vitamin C to protect the ....
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Recipe# 22328
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Caraway flavoured brown rice, layered with an assortment of colourful vegetables cooked in a subtly spiced gravy, the White Gravy Biryani is a mouth-watering and sumptuous dish – almost a one-pot meal! It has lots of garlic and ginger, which help to counterbalance the effects of sodium and make this ....
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Recipe# 6226
11 Jan 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This carrot and black grape combination is of an eye-appealing colour and is high in potassium. Hypertensives will undoubtedly benefit from this healthy juice. The potassium from the carrot helps to balance the high sodium levels during hypertension this maintaining normal blood pressure. The ....
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Recipe# 6207
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Luscious oranges when blended with zesty sweet lime and tangy black grapes make a favourite anytime drink. Serve this Sweet Lime Orange and Black Grape Juice with a hint of black salt for that added zing! Important part of our daily diet is fluids. When taken in any form, plain water or juice ....
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Recipe# 22335
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Dates are full of iron and zinc and a great low-calorie ingredient for desserts. Here they combine with nuts and spices to make a delicious stuffing.
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Recipe# 3600
26 Nov 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
For an accompaniment to a main dish, try this novel combination of black-eyed beans (lobhia) with a fresh minty flavour. Tomato, coriander and lemon add more tang and nutritional value i.e. vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and iron to this salad. Serve at room temperature immediately after tossing i ....
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Recipe# 22337
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Can’t imagine a life without pickles and piquant chutneys? Appease your craving with this tasty yet healthy chutney made of tangy raw mangoes and pungent onions balanced with jaggery, chilli powder and jeera powder. This low-calorie, low-sodium chutney is an alternative that will score high on both ....
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Recipe# 1331
23 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Health-freaks will definitely love this drink not just for its nutrients but also for its colour and taste. The fruits and vegetables used to prepare this juice have been carefully chosen, which is infused with sufficient vitamins A, C and digestive enzymes, to meet a daily requirement. It is very s ....
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