Was a meal plan/ diet part of the treatment prior to consultation?
Mr. AJL doesn’t have any meal plan/ diet prior to
consultation. He has a deficient knowledgeabout the meal or diet recommended for people with hypertension. Furthermore, he is very fondof eating fried, salty and even processed foods.2.
If yes, what diet was prescribed?3.
If no, what dietary advice/ guidelines, if any, were given?
Have a low fat diet.
Include lots of fruits and vegetables.(They are a good source of stable energy, low incalories, help curb appetite, and work to regulate blood sugar and cholesterol. They arealso a great source of vitamins and minerals. The easiest rule of thumb to remember is toeat at least three different colors of vegetables with each meal. So, a few pieces of carrot,two cherry tomatoes, and a serving of green, leafy vegetables would do the trick.Remember too that when in comes to cooking fruits and vegetables steamed is better thanboiled, and raw is the best.)
Have a moderate consumption of red meats and sweet.
Whole grains such ashearty breads, natural oat products and barley are very good foryou. (They are a powerful source of complex carbohydrates (a great long term energysource) and can help to control cholesterol and balance secretion of hormones likeinsulin. These hormone balancing effects can help decrease appetite and lower bodyweight, which is another important facet of high blood pressure control.)
Restrict the intake of salt and use liberally garlic and indian gooseberry. 4.
Who gave the diet/ guidelines? Doctor5.
What meals are taken regularly? Rice, bread, fried and salty foods (tuyo, bagoong etc)6.
What meals are skipped often? Fruits, vegetables, meatUsual food intake