The consumption of red meat should be limited because it can increase blood pressure. This restriction applies to anyone regardless of health condition. Sodium content and type of heme iron in red meat of any kind, the cause of this increase in blood pressure. Heme is as oxidative stress (a condition in which the amount of free radicals in the body exceeds the body’s capacity to neutralize it), potentially increasing blood pressure in consuming meat.
“Meat must be balanced with fruits and vegetables. If not balanced then the effect will dominate the flesh. This is certainly not good for health,”
At suggest consumption of meat in a week no more than 3.5 servings. “One portion is equivalent to 100 grams of red meat. Consumption reached 3.5 servings a week will increase the risk of increased blood pressure,”
Increased blood pressure is certainly harmful for consumers who already suffer from hypertension. Unstoppable hypertension increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Serving balance quantity of vegetables and fruit is valid at any time and should not be forgotten. Especially in certain event serve meat as a main course.
Vegetables and fruits are rich in antioxidants will balance the effect of increased blood pressure on the meat. Plus herbs and spices used for cooking, naturally antioxidant effect obtained more and more body.
Every day a person should consume 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-3 servings of fruit. One serving of vegetable equivalent of a medium-size bowl. While one serving of fruit is one medium-size fruit such as apples or pears. This portion equivalent to 10 pieces of small size such as wine or longan. It could also be a large size pieces of fruit such as melon or watermelon.
“In addition to eating fruits and vegetables, do not forget to drink water as much as possible. Water does not add calories or sodium is harmful for people with hypertension. Consumption of meat which is balanced with vegetables, fruit, and water is certainly better for the health,”