Care recipient (cr) needs to control his or her blood pressure

Try: Search the internet for low-salt recipes or buy a cookbook for the cr to try out encourage the cr to vary his or her diet even with the low-salt limitations support the cr by always eating low-salt foods when you are together suggest that the cr try using fresh spices on his or her food to add flavor for example ginger cilantro rosemary thyme and sage encourage the cr limit intake of the following protein salt potassium found in bananas oranges dried fruit nuts potatoes dried beans and peas phosphorus found in milk products; nuts; peanut butter; seeds; lentils; bean; bran cereals; bran breads; organ meats; sardines; cured meats such as sausages bologna and hot dogs and colas and soft drinks with phosphate or phosphoric acid encourage the cr to exercise volunteer to accompany him or her or suggest that the cr exercise with a friend or trainer another option would be to join a gym encourage the cr to do active things that he or she enjoys such as gardening hiking walking or golfing

Materials: Low salt recipes or cookbooks fresh spices

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Social, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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References: Adapted from www care com caring for seniors with kidney disease by staff writer no date

Keywords: Blood pressure salt sodium stress diet exercise

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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