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Indian Vegetarian Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure

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author image Jill Corleone, RDN, LD
Jill Corleone is a registered dietitian and health coach who has been writing and lecturing on diet and health for more than 15 years. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Diabetes Self-Management and in the book "Noninvasive Mechanical Ventilation," edited by John R. Bach, M.D. Corleone holds a Bachelor of Science in nutrition.
Indian Vegetarian Foods That Can Lower Blood Pressure
Skip the salt and add spice for flavor. Photo Credit JoeGough/iStock/Getty Images

Indian is considered one of the healthier cuisines, according to a 2010 report from CNN. If you're trying to improve your blood pressure by eating healthier Indian vegetarian foods, there are plenty of options. Consult your doctor or dietitian to help you design a diet plan that fits your specific needs.

Healthy Vegetarian Indian Foods

When trying to lower blood pressure, include foods rich in fiber, potassium, magnesium, calcium and protein and low in sodium and saturated fat. Healthy vegetarian Indian options that fit this profile include legumes, lentils, dal, rajma, chaana, whole-grain chapati, brown rice, barley, nonfat milk or yogurt, nuts, seeds, fruits such as apples, dates and sapota, and vegetables such as potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes and mung bean sprouts. Limit your use of salt and ghee, and instead use spices to add flavor to your food.

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