Nancy Dell: Caffeine and high blood pressure

Nancy Dell: Caffeine and high blood pressure


MASCIADRELLI, 22NEWS. TAMARA: IN TONIGHT’S VIEWER MAIL, WE DISCUSS HOW CAFFEINE, AFFECTS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE. 22NEWS REGISTERED DIETITIAN NANCY DELL – IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS. THANKS FOR JOINING US, NANCY. TAMARA: TONIGHT’S QUESTION IS FROM JACK VIA THE INTERNET. HE WRITES, “I HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. HOW MUCH CAFFEINE CAN I DRINK, BEFORE IT RAISES MY BLOOD PRESSURE?” NANCY: WE DO KNOW THAT THE CAFFEINE IN REGULAR COFFEE WILL RAISE BLOOD PRESSURE TEMPORARILY. HOW MUCH IT INCREASES BLOOD PRESSURE WILL VARY PERSON TO PERSON. THE INCREASE IS FAR LESS SUBSTANTIAL IN PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF DRINKING CAFFEINATED COFFEE BECAUSE THEY DEVELOP A TOLERANCE TO IT. SO DETERMINE YOUR OWN TOLERANCE TO CAFFEINE BY TAKING YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE THROUGH OUT THE DAY WHEN YOU DRINK COFFEE AND COMPARE IT TO YOUR BLOOD PRESSURES ON A DAY WHERE YOU REDUCE OR AVOID CAFFEINE. IF YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IS TOO HIGH ON THE CAFFEINE DAY, THEN WEAN OFF IT. IF YOU JUST CAN’T GIVE UP YOUR CAFFEINE, THEN FOLLOW THE OTHER DIET GUIDELINES TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE.. MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT, EXERCISE, REDUCE SODIUM, EAT HALF YOUR PLATE AS PRODUCE, AND EAT 2 SERVINGS OF LOW FAT MILK OR YOGURT A DAY. TAMARA: WHAT ABOUT ALCOHOL AND BLOOD PRESSURE? NANCY: LIKE CAFFEINE, THE EFFECT OF ALCOHOL ON BLOOD PRESSURE VARIES WITH EACH PERSON. FOR SOME PEOPLE IT MAY BE THE MAIN LIFESTYLE FACTOR THAT RAISES IT AND FOR OTHERS ALCOHOL MAY HAVE

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  1. You are so dum! Low far foods has nothing I repeat nothing to do with high blood pressure! Ask the eskimos to eat nothing but blubber and fish everyday of their lives because they're stuck somewhere where plants don't grow and they have less cancer heart disease diabetes cardiovascular disease vision problems than any other group of people in the world so that puts a hole through your theory of fat except for vegetable fat is not healthy duh

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