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Old 02-03-2008, 04:38 AM   #1
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can certain food cause blood pressure to rise?

i have been watching my BP lately and its hanging in there.....today i ate a restaurant and checked my BP and it was much higher than normal.....it was hours after eating....can certain food spike BP?

its was spaghett and meatballs in hot sauce if your wondering!


 
Old 02-04-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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Re: can certain food cause blood pressure to rise?

Yes, any high sodium meal can spike blood pressure in salt-sensitive individuals, which many of us are. Restaurant food in and of itself is are high in sodium. Regarding your meal, the spaghetti sauce probably was loaded with sodium. They may have seasoned the meatballs as well.

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Old 02-06-2008, 01:16 PM   #3
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Re: can certain food cause blood pressure to rise?

FYI, black licorice is also bad for elevating blood pressure

 
Old 02-07-2008, 09:13 AM   #4
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Re: can certain food cause blood pressure to rise?

The amount of food may cause a rise as well...I am just guessing here, but it seems a large meal would cause a greater rise than a small one. So the sodium could have been a culprit, but also the gargantuan portions served in a typical restaurant as well.

 
Old 02-07-2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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Re: can certain food cause blood pressure to rise?

This is just my opinion, but I don't think its just salt. I think our bodies don't like certain things we put in them and it responds with a rise in blood pressure. At this point in my life, my body doesn't seem to like any food that's spicy (not necessarily salty), sugary, or processed in any way. And it really hates caffeine, even though I still drink my 1 cup of coffee. My body likes vegetables, fruit and fish and that's about it!

 
Old 02-10-2008, 06:45 AM   #6
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Re: can certain food cause blood pressure to rise?

thanx for the replies!

 
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