Published On: Thu, Dec 17th, 2015

4 Foods that cause for high blood pressure


The people who have high blood pressure they always avoid to take the snack foods, for example, nimco, chilli chips, namak paaray, pakoras and samosas because they are packed with a lot of salts. But do you know that even avoiding these foods’ consumption you may be consuming a high-sodium diet without realizing it?

There are a lot of foods that you wouldn’t imagine are soaked in salt, together with daily sandwiches, biscuits, and even paneer. The majority of the people should bond to less than 2,300 mg of sodium per day (those with high blood pressure should limit it 1,500 mg).


Marinades, achaar and salad coverings hold salt, as they flavor salty. A two-tablespoon portion of salad covering or sauce for grilled meat may have 300 mg of sodium, and it is more than 10 to 15% of your day’s grant, sometimes you employ two portions or much on your meal. Alike with marinades because they are containing almost a fifth of your perimeter in only one tablespoon. It can astonish you that how much salt our local sauces or chutneys possess like imli chutney and raita. So manage your sodium consumption.

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Paneer is the cottage cheese and it supplies a superb quantity of calcium and protein. This desi food contains an atrocious 28 grams of protein for just 160 calories. The one-cup portion can enclose approximately 1,000 mg of sodium, which summarizes to 40% of what you are thought to contain in a whole day. Yogurt is a good alternate because it holds only 60 mg of sodium per portion.

Baked goods

Our most preferred foods like doughnuts, cakes, patties, rusks, lemon tarts, biscuits which we know that they contained a high quantity of sugar and carbs, but did you know that they are also packed in salt. For example, one doughnut provides you with more 200 mg of sodium, which goes down to almost 10% of your day’s perimeter. The bakery products contain a high level of negative things, for example, calories, fat, and needless carbs so keep their use to a minimum or make these things at home like bake cupcake.


Everyone likes soups in winter and hot soup makes a filling, healthy lunch. But do you know that how much sail these soups possess especially the canned soups on supermarket shelves and the ones serve at our favorite Chinese restaurants? Although a bowl of chicken corn soup can possess below 300 calories, a plateful can hold half of your sodium bound for the day.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.