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Shvoong Home>Medicine & Health>Nutrition>Clinical Nutrition Review

Clinical Nutrition

Academic Paper Review   by:NGUGIMURITHI     Original Author: karen murithi
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HYPERTENSION

Increase:

· Banana(due to low sodium and high potassium content also indicated in cases of cirrhosis,as cites,edema,renal nephritis,nephrosis or kidney failure)

· Peas(contains high potassium 244mg/100g)

· Leafy green vegetables

· Diuretic foods-Improves kidney function and increase urine output(watermelon,eggplant,tomato)

· Depurant broth-alkalizes the blood and urine which improves elimination of waste product.(made of boiling onions and celery in abundant water,tangerine)

· Legumes

· Celery-it contains essential oil which is an effective vasodilator called 3 butylptalide.it has a hypotensive effect

· Squash-low sodium and very high potassium content

· Garlic

· Guava-very low sodium and high in potassium and vegetable fiber

· Fish oil

· Grape fruit

· Yams-richness in potassium

· Strawberry-their lack of sodium and their richness in potassium

· Pear-very high in potassium

· Rye-its very low sodium content

· Beet root-due to the potassium content

· Zucchini(courgette)

· Rice-due to its low sodium content

· Apples-They are rich in potassium and virtually low in sodium.

· Pomegranate-their richness in potassium and virtually absence of sodium.

· Beans(They are ideal because they are low in sodium and very high in potassium

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HYPERACTIVITY/AGGRESSIVENESS

Increase

· Whole grain cereals

· Wheat germ

· Vitamin B1

Reduce

· Additives

· White sugar

· Stimulant beverages

· Alcohol

· Meat

· Refined baked goods

Published: May 14, 2012   
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