Chronic high blood pressure, is a common issue in the Cayman Islands. Nutritionist Andrea Hill says simple swaps can help you get it in control.
Swap 1: Kosher salt vs. Table Swap
Winner 1: Kosher salt
If you are dealing with high blood pressure you still have to be careful with how much you are using. Kosher is a better choice because the granule is different. For everyone 1 teaspoon of table salt you get 2300 mg of sodium versus Kosher’s 1100 mg of sodium. If you are using the same volume you save on sodium says Ms. Hill.
Swap 2: Peanut butter jelly sandwich vs. Peanut butter bananas sandwich
Winner 2: Peanut butter banana sandwich
If you can incorporate banana over jam it can give you an extra boost of potassium.
Swap 3: Green beans vs. Broccoli
Winner 3: Broccoli
What makes this the winner is that the super stock of calcium is a greater source of calcium, which is crucial for the management of blood pressure.
Swap 4: Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce vs. Spinach
Winner 4: Spinach
The darker the green the more magnesium and calcium you will get.