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Last Updated : May 21,2018



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High Blood Pressure, Low Salt Recipes

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.

Levels 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.

Try Our Other Lower Blood Pressure Recipes…
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Lower Blood Pressure Soups Recipes
Lower Blood Pressure Subzis Recipes
Happy Cooking!


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Recipe# 38374
06 Jun 13

 
 by vedagiri v
Dosakayi is a yellow indian curry cucumber, has sweet taste and neutral flavor. It is used extensively in the preparation of stews and curries, particularly during the summer season in southern parts of india and sri lanka. Best served with hot steamed rice and ghee to add to taste. Can be also serv ....
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Recipe# 38674
05 Aug 13

 
 by Sandipan
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A very tasty soya dish made with curd/yogurt. This dish requires very little amount of spices and goes great with rice or rotis. Requires very little time to cook, so people who are always on the run can count on this dish. Highly nutritious.
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Recipe# 41134
09 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Almond, Berry and Coconut Cake is a dashing treat for the palate, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture and splendid flavour. This unique cake is made with almond flour, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and honey, unlike run-of-the-mill cakes that are made with maida and sugar. Your body ....
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Recipe# 6222
11 Jan 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A combination of orange, papaya and banana blended together to make a filling drink that beats cholesterol! This unusual combination of fruits is rich in potassium, vitamin C and fibre. Banana is an excellent source of potassium, the deficiency of which is associated with the change in the normal ....
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Recipe# 22219
13 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
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Recipe# 22359
13 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is one more Indian bread made using bajra flour. This innovative recipe combines the stomach-friendly flour with boiled and mashed green peas, to get a roti that tastes and feels great. A good amount of coriander is used in this recipe, to get a peppy flavour, which is heightened by adding ....
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Recipe# 3892
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava ....
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Recipe# 3495
13 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious bajra and methi rotis stuffed with delicately spiced mixture of paneer and tomatoes. Both bajra and methi are iron rich with a wealth of fibre too. Paneer is a rich source of protein and calcium. Preferably, use fresh home-made paneer made with low calorie milk. If you wish, do no ....
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Recipe# 42457
20 Feb 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Making curds is a skill that every Indian must acquire because we cannot live without curds! Curd is not only tasty but packed with good health too, especially if it is made with pure cow’s milk. Basic Homemade Curd is easy to make. It can be enjoyed plain, or used to make recipes like
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Recipe# 42016
21 Aug 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Be it a cold winter’s day or a sweltering summer’s one, there is nothing like a meal of Khichdi to perk you up, for this is one dish that manages to always warm the soul as well as satisfy the tummy! The Bengali style adds a bit of excitement to the equation, ....
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Recipe# 42022
03 Nov 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chops is a cutlet-like snack that is very popular in Bengal. This is a healthy, vegetarian version of this evergreen snack, made with a medley of yummy veggies like potatoes, beetroot and carrots perked up with onions and spices to make it super tasty! Here, we have made the Bengali Style Veg Ch ....
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Recipe# 42518
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Hummus is a wonderful accompaniment , which can be served with Lavash or as a dip with your favourite finger foods . Here is an u ....
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Recipe# 41655
05 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Next to idli and dosa, one can confidently say that Pongal is the next most popular South Indian breakfast. It is a tasty and filling dish with a rustic flavour marked by cumin seeds and ginger. Although it is traditionally made with white rice and moong dal, nowadays people are aware of the ben ....
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Recipe# 42031
25 Aug 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pulao is one of the most famous Indian rice dishes, all over the world. A pleasant medley of spices, a colourful assortment of veggies and a sprinkling of biryani masala give the rice a ....
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High Blood Pressure
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 on 11 May 18 08:06 PM


Hello; My name is Salima Hemani and I am trying to locate some recipes for lower BP. I have tried several times, but have not been able to locate them in English. Can you please let me know what is the easiest way to access them. My email is shemanihello@gmail.com. Thanks Salima
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Tarla Dalal    We don''t have a section on recipes for low BP. We are considering your request and soon will have recipes for this category too.
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