When I went back to my hometown for the Spring Festival, something happened that made me feel sorry - there was an elder at home who had delayed diabetes and high blood pressure for a long time, but never paid much attention to it. Tobacco, wine and red meat never left their hands, and it was also hard to work. It was not until last year that I realized the seriousness of the cerebral thrombosis. This time, I dare not eat anything during the Spring Festival.
In fact, when you are sick, you need to adjust your diet scientifically! Do you know? If diabetes and hypertension are not controlled, they will eventually harm the kidney and develop into kidney disease. Therefore, in order to control the disease, we can eat more foods that lower blood pressure and blood sugar.
Celery is called "the king of lowering blood pressure". It contains a large amount of apigenin, which can relax blood vessels, reduce blood pressure, blood lipids, and prevent atherosclerosis. Vitamin groups and trace elements are also abundant, which can supplement a variety of nutrients and prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
It is recommended that you do not throw away the celery leaves when eating celery, as they contain almost as much celery as the stem end. Patients with hyperkalemia or cardio-cerebral diseases can be blanched and boiled before cooking, which can remove most of the potassium element.
Water bamboo is also a well-known blood pressure reducing vegetable. It contains a variety of essential amino acids that can supplement nutrients and energy. Not only can it lower blood pressure, but also has the effects of diuresis, water removal, heat clearing, and defecation. It is very suitable for patients with diabetes and hypertension.
"However, water bamboo contains more calcium oxalate that is not easily absorbed, and excessive consumption can lead to stones. Therefore, do not eat it every day, especially with tofu.".
Luffa is rich in water and fiber, and has a low glycemic index, which helps to stabilize blood sugar, thereby achieving the goal of controlling blood sugar.
When purchasing luffa, try to choose tender ones. Overaged luffa is not easy to digest and may cause abdominal pain.
Magnesium has a significant effect on the human body, improving sugar tolerance and reducing insulin consumption. Amaranth is just rich in magnesium, so it can help patients with diabetes control their condition. In addition, the calcium contained in amaranth is easily absorbed and utilized by the human body, and iron, vitamin K, etc. are also effective in preventing and treating vascular diseases. It is an indispensable nutritious vegetable on the dining table.
Amaranth also has the effect of lowering blood pressure, helping to expel excess water. However, it also contains a large amount of potassium, so it should be blanched and cooked before consumption.
In addition to the vegetables mentioned above, people with diabetes and hypertension can also eat more winter melon, radish, lotus root, lettuce, etc. These have the effect of reducing blood sugar and blood pressure. It is also necessary to increase the proportion of starch and coarse grains, and reduce the staple food made of refined rice flour to achieve the goal of controlling blood sugar.