Facts About Hypertension
- Hypertension is having a blood pressure that is typically higher than 140 (systolic) over 90 (diastolic) mmHg.
- While many factors contribute to hypertension, lifestyle (sedentary) and diet (fatty foods and excess salt) play a major role.
Figs are one of the natural foods that are considered to be beneficial for controlling hypertension and pre-hypertension (systolic between 120 and 140 or diastolic between 80 and 90).
Figs To Relieve Hypertension
1/4 cup serving of dried figs contains 93 calories, 1 gram of protein, 0.4 gram of fat and 24 grams of carbohydrate, including 4 grams of fiber, or 16 percent of the daily value for fiber.
- Dried figs have proven by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to provide more fiber per serving than any other fruit! According to the study published in the Journal of Hypertension, increased dietary fiber consumption may provide a safe and acceptable means to reduce blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
- Figs contain high potassium levels and low sodium levels – this combination helps lowerblood pressure.
- Figs can lower your triglyceride levels, which helps in treating heart diseases and blood flow issues.