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Too much fluid can cause high

blood pressure, swelling and
heart failure. Extra fluid can al-
so build up around your lungs
and make it hard to breathe.

1. Limit sodium to help cut down

on thirst
2. To quench thirst, try rinsing

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Control and you should have
WHY IS AN EATING the right portion of:
apples and strawberries
- Cauliflower, onions, peppers,
radishes, lettuce

Avoid high potassium foods:

It can help control the 2. Protein
- Avocados, bananas, melons,
blood pressure. Especially Eat Low protein foods:
oranges, prunes and raisins
when the food is low in - Bread
- Beans
- Fruits
salt and fat. 6. Phosphorous
- Vegetables
High blood pressure may - Pasta and rice
Eat low phosphorous
- Corn or rice cereals
help prevent kidney dis- Avoid High protein foods:
Avoid high phosphorous
ease from getting worse. - Red meat
- Whole grain bread
Help protect your kidneys - Poultry
- Nuts and sunflowers seeds
- Fish
from further damage. - Oatmeal
- Eggs
3. Fat

Use unsaturated fats REMINDER:

- Olive oil Do not add salt to your food
- Peanut oil when cooking or eating
- Corn oil Choose fresh or frozen vegeta-
Avoid saturated fats bles instead of canned vegeta-
- Butter bles.
- Lard Avoid processed meats like
- Shortening ham, bacon, sausage, and lunch
- Meats meats
4. Carbohydrates
Avoid pickled foods
5. Potassium
Avoid condiments like soy
Eat low potassium foods:
sauce, BBQ sauce and ketchup
- Apples, cranberries, grapes, pine-