5 Foods That are Good for People with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure


Diabetes is a chronic health condition that has lead to the sudden death of a lot of people around the world. Sometimes it could be said to be genetic but majority of the people who suffer from this chronic health condition get it from wrong diet and habit.

This portrays that diet and habits are the major causes of Diabetes and high blood pressure that most people needs to be watchful about.

But if you are already a diabetic patient or hypertensive, this is a totally different topic as you will need to eat different types of foods just to manage your health condition.

When you become diabetic or hypertensive, you will need foods that are high in magnesium, iron, protein, vitamins and other minerals. Eating only a particular diet can't give you all that.

In this article, I am going to be talking about 5 Foods that are Good for people with Diabetes or Hypertension (or both).

1. Beans


Normally beans is one of the most recommended foods for people with Diabetes. This is usually because of low quantity of sugar and Carbohydrate which may spike your blood sugar.

Aside from that they are also rich in different nutrients ranging from minerals to vitamins and even iron.

According to research, beans contains about 5.1mg of Iron. A quantity relatively good for the body of people with high blood sugar. It's healthy oil makes it a perfect food for people with heart related issues and high blood pressure.

2. Flax seed and other types of seed

Flax seed is another important seed for the body. It is known for its impressive benefits to the body. Flax seed is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which is needed for both heart and brain health.

It is also a good source of iron as research shows that it contains about 5.2 mg of Iron, a relatively good quantity for people with high blood sugar.

Flax seed is also said to help reduce High Blood Pressure in people with heart related health condition. It is also rich in potassium, magnesium and fiber which help in promoting health of hypertensive patients.

3. Nuts

Nuts are delicious and versatile foods that can be found anywhere around the world. All these nuts contain fiber and are also rich in net carbohydrates. Although they differ depending on the one you decide to take.

The nutrients found in nuts makes them good for people with Diabetes and even High Blood Pressure.

4. Green Leafy Vegetable sauce or soups


When it comes to soup aspect go more for soups rich in green Leafy Vegetables. This is because of their enormous benefits to the body.

They are extremely nutritious and low in calories. When eaten they won't significantly affect your body sugar in terms of raise but might even reduce it.

5. Fatty Fishes

Mackerel which is core example of fatty fishes is commonly bought in Nigeria and it has a lot of benefits to the body. They are high in Omega 3 fatty acids which makes them to be able to control blood sugar levels.

Fatty fishes are also good for people with HBP because of the Omega 3 present in it as well.

Content created and supplied by: StayHealthy (via Opera News )


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