Can People with Hypertension Eat Meat?

Can People with Hypertension Eat Meat?

Hi, Friends of SlimGourmet! Even though Eid Al-Adha is over, we still see lots of food with meat ingredients in it and have meat leftovers in the refrigerator. For some people with hypertension, eating meat makes them worry that it might increase their blood pressure level. So, is it true that people with hypertension can’t eat red meat? Let’s talk about it in this article.

Basically, people with hypertension can still eat various foods with meat in it, for example chicken and red meat (cow’s meat and lamb). However, we still need to control meal portions, the part of meat that is consumed, and how it is cooked. Meat contains sodium and cholesterol that can trigger hypertension, but the value of those substances (per 100 grams meat) is not that high, so it is still safe for people with hypertension. We can choose to eat lean meat or non fat meat in 50 – 100 grams portions.

The best cooking methods for people with hypertension are steam, boil, and sautéed with a little bit oil. Cooking meat using a lot of oil and heavy cream is not suggested because it can add calories and increase cholesterol level which both increase your risk of hypertension.

SlimGourmet’s Kitchen & Nutritionist team always choose the best cooking technique to keep our clients healthy and not to worry about their health problems.

Let’s live healthy, happy, and prosperous with SlimGourmet!
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