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Can Mexican food cause high blood pressure?

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N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley

N. Kingsley
N. Kingsley, Writer, Columbus

Answered Jan 04, 2019

Any type of food can cause problems to your health because the food has been prepared using unhealthy means. For instance, if you eat fried foods a lot, then that could cause cholesterol problems. Fried foods can be found in all different types of ethnic foods as well as American foods.

However, there are certain types of foods that affect blood pressure more than others. Some of these ingredients can include salt, caffeine and alcohol. These ingredients seem to be the things that are found in foods and drinks that increase blood pressure.

Mexican foods that contain these ingredients and are eaten in high amounts can cause high blood pressure, but so can any other ethnic foods that have these ingredients in them.

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b.Oliviasi

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Answered Oct 25, 2017

Mexican food, just like any food, can cause high blood pressure. However, it is also worthy to mention that not all Mexican food can affect a person’s blood pressure. If you are wondering which ingredients you need to avoid to keep your heart healthy, then you should try to avoid the following: 1) Salt – too much of anything can place a person at a risk for heart disease.

However, since salt intake and blood pressure are related, try to lessen the amount of your salt intake, 2) Processed meat – if you can’t steer clear of processed meat, then try to minimize eating any of these meats which include bacon, sausage and ham, and 3) Beverages that are high in sugar – this is because too much sugar can increase your chances of having a higher blood sugar.

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