If you suffer from hypertension, here is the best oil, rich in omega 3 which helps reduce blood pressure. An oil that has long been banned for consumption.
In France, approximately 30% of the population suffers from hypertension. Fortunately, it is possible to reduce blood pressure and therefore prevent cardiovascular diseases by adapting your diet. The first step is to reduce your salt intake and limit the consumption of processed products. It is also better limit alcoholic drinks. Apart from these restrictions, it is advisable to consume more foods rich in potassium.
And for seasonings, it is better to focus on linseed oil! This oil is rich in omega 3essential fatty acids which help thin the blood and dilate blood vessels. As a result, blood pressure decreases. Yet, linseed oil has long been banned for consumption. Indeed, this oil has long been accused of being too fragile and therefore of become toxic in contact with air or heat. Linseed oil is therefore sensitive to oxidation and must imperatively keep cool!
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Hypertension: the benefits of flaxseed oil
Linseed oil being fragile, it is not recommended for consumption. for children under three years old and pregnant women. As mentioned previously, flaxseed oil must be kept cool. It is therefore not necessary especially not heating it, but rather use it as a seasoning for salads, carpaccios, ceviches and others. On the nutritional side, this oil is composed of almost 100% lipids. And among its fatty acids, 45 to 70% are omega 3. A high content which propels it to the forefront of oils rich in omega 3.
Furthermore, if you suffer from hypertension, it is advisable to adopt the DASH diet. The latter recommends consuming broccoli, dark chocolate, offal, garlic, bananas. But also fatty fish like tuna, salmon, sardines, mackerel or herring. The seaweeds are also to be included in the diet thanks to their high potassium content, as well as mushrooms and turmeric.
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