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3 tips for eating on the go when you have high blood pressure

Nutrition Concern

1. Pack food when you leave for the day. A cooler or insulated tote can help avoid you ending up hungry with few healthy options around. Put fresh fruits and sliced veggies in your cooler. You can also bring non-perishables like unsalted nuts, seeds, dried fruit and higher-fibre energy bars.

2. When you have to eat in restaurants or fast food, look up meals ahead of time and compare sodium content. Often the sauces and condiments can really increase the sodium level of your food so ask for them on the side. If you are eating at a fine dining restaurant you can contact the chef ahead of time to ask about cooking techniques and make requests for lower sodium meals.

3. Pay attention to your hunger and fullness cues when eating restaurant meals. The portions are often larger than we need to feel full and satisfied. If you are enjoying the food but getting full, ask for a to-go container to enjoy it for another meal.

Navigating a busy, on-the-go lifestyle can be difficult when managing a health condition. Our registered dietitians can help by developing personalized recommendations to help you on your nutrition journey and make managing your high blood pressure easier.

The information provided is for personal use, reference and education only and is not intended to be a substitute for a Physician’s advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult your healthcare professional for specific information on personal health matters.

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