|General High Blood Pressure Diet Tips|
|Eliminate or lower your salt intake|
|Eliminate or lower your sugar intake|
|Choose healthier FATS and OILS — like olive oil, avocados, peanut oil or canola oil|
|Eat whole, natural foods|
|Eliminate or reduce processed foods by cooking more at home and/or eating out less often|
|Choose water as your beverage and not sugar loaded drinks|
|Take time to enjoy your meals and make dining a social event — eating healthy doesn’t have to be routine and boring!|
|See Canada Food Guide online for more information: Canada Food Guide.|
Tips from Canada’s Food Guide:
- Have plenty of fruits and vegetables. Eat lots of fruits & vegetables — at least half your plate!
- Eat protein foods. Eat lean protein like fish, chicken beans, tofu & eggs. This should be 1/4 of your plate.
- Make water your drink of choice. The single most easiest and impactful thing you can do right now, to lose weight and benefit your health, is simply: stop drinking soda pop!
- Choose whole grain foods. Eat whole grains: They have protein, fiber & other nutritients that help you feel full longer – this should fill 1/4 of your plate.