Low blood pressure diet
Nutrient rich foods are important for people with low blood pressure to raise blood pressure as well as to eliminate symptoms of low blood pressure.
Nutritional Food fo people with Low BP
Most of the people with low blood pressure may be due to weak digestion, low nutrient supply/absorption or anemia. Weak digestion leads to short supply of nutrients such as vitamins, and minerals and other macronutrients (carbohydrate, proteins and fats). Get all the necessary nutrients needed for the good health. Your focus should be on various foods that include whole-grains, fruits (specifically cherries & citrus fruits), vegetables (specially greeny vegetable) , lean-chicken (preferrably liver) and fish. To help prevent blood pressure from dropping sharply after meals, eat small meal; furthermore, you should limit high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta, and bread.
Vitamin deficiency and blood pressure
Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is important for properly use carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. Vitamin B5 deficiency leads to too much sodium salt removal from the body. Vitamin B5 deficiency has symptoms such as headache, fatigue, insomnia, intestinal disturbances, and numbness and tingling of their hands and feet. Vitamin B5 help raise energy, stamina, and blood pressure. Food rich in vitamin B5 are mushrooms, cheese, oily fish, avocados, eggs, meat (specifically rich in liver), sunflower seeds, corn, broccoli, squash and sweet potatoes.
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) functions to generate red blood cells and aid in the efficiency of your nervous system. Vitamin B12 deficiency develops anemia due to reduced DNA production, causing symptoms of weakness, fatigue, and lightheadedness. Vitamin B12 is available in most animal derived foods, including fish and shellfish, meat (especially liver), poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. Vitamin B12 is naturally present in kombucha-cultured tea. Gut microorganism produce vitamin B12 for us; for this, you must have colonies of beneficial bacteria (most of these beneficial organisms are killed by frequent antibiotic treatment).
A deficiency in folic acid (consider as vitamin B9) can result in the development of foliate-deficiency anemia. Common symptoms of foliate deficiency include anemia with weakness or shortness of breath, nerve damage with weakness and limb numbness, and heart palpitations. We require foliate to produce healthy red blood cells and prevent anemia. Foliate occurs in dark green leafy vegetables, fruits and fruit juices, nuts, beans, peas, dairy products, poultry and meat, eggs, seafood, grains, and some beers. Avocado, spinach, liver, yeast, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts are among the foods with the highest levels of foliate.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency affects the peripheral nervous system and cardiovascular system. Yeast, yeast extract, and pork are the most highly concentrated sources of thiamine. Some other foods naturally rich in thiamine are oatmeal, flax, and sunflower seeds, brown rice, whole grain rye, asparagus, kale, cauliflower, potatoes, oranges, liver (beef, pork, and chicken), and eggs.
Vitamin C and bioflavonoids maintain the wall strength of blood vessels. Deficiency in vitamin C can prevent the absorption of iron, leading to iron-deficiency anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia can lead to fainting by causing decreased blood flow to the heart, lack of oxygen to bodily tissues and increased shortness of breath. Foods rich in vitamin c are citrus fruits such as oranges, lemon, grapefruits, etc. Vitamin E helps to improve oxygen supply in cells. Chlorophyll enhances circulation and helps build healthy cells.
Protein deficiency and hypotension
A good protein level is necessary for cell building activities including those of blood vessels. Blood vessels in hypotensive person may be weak to carry blood properly.
Protein sources from animal foods are egg, milk products, fish and meat. Vegetable protein sources are nuts & seeds (such as pumpkin seeds, almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, hemp seeds, flax seeds), vegetables (such as corn, soy beans, cowpeas, navy beans, peas, Brussels sprouts, spinach, broccoli, potato, and asparagus), fruits (such as apricots, and peaches) and cereals & grains (such as oats, buckwheat, millet raw).
Narthangai (Citron) Pickle
Citrus aurantium, bitter orange has proven medicinal value, mainly for digestive problems and a few other health concerns. In folk medicine, the flower of bitter orange is in use for treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, nervousness and insomnia, gout and sore throat, and even for obesity.
Bitter orange contains the tyramine metabolites N-methyltyramine, octopamine and synephrine, substances similar to epinephrine, which act on the α1 adrenergic receptor to constrict blood vessels and increase blood pressure and heart rate.
People with any form of low blood pressure (orthostatic, postprandial, etc.) can benefit from a piece of citrus autantium pickle along with their meal.